Is Anyone Having More Fun Than Barack Obama This Year? Not Likely

Barack Obama, 56, is living his best life now that he's out of the White House, and while we're still reeling from his departure, we couldn't be happier for him. The former president has been having a blast letting loose on yachts, kitesurfing with Richard Branson, and hitting the links, but even between all that excitement, he still has time to respond to wedding invitations. The country certainly isn't the same without him, but we have to say, Post-Presidency Barack is our favorite Barack.

After officially leaving the White House, Barack traded in his black tux for a backward baseball cap and some board shorts when he and Michelle were spotted taking a casual stroll on Necker Island in the US Virgin Islands in February.

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Days later, Barack really let loose when he accepted Richard Branson's kitesurfing challenge. Clad in a tank top and swim trunks, Barack seemed to be in full relaxation mode as he rode the waves and splashed around in the water.

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In February, Barack was all laughs as he chatted backstage with the cast of Broadway's The Price in NYC.


Barack looked ever so suave during his casual stroll with Michelle in Washington DC in March.

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In April, Barack played Instagram husband on a yacht with Michelle during another one of their fun getaways in Tahiti. Also along for the fun were pals Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Bruce Springsteen, and Oprah Winfrey.


In May, Barack and Michelle did some sightseeing in Montalcino, Italy, and the couple could not have looked more in love.


The 56-year-old enjoyed a relaxing bike ride in the Tuscan countryside in May.

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Barack was all smiles while hitting the links in Scotland in May.


Barack was practically glowing as he strolled through the streets of Bologna, Italy, in May.

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The former president could barely hide his excitement when he went whitewater rafting with Michelle and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, during their trip to Indonesia in July.

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In September, Barack had a boys' day out with Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in Canada.

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Barack kicked back with George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey in September.

Barack celebrated 25 years of marriage with Michelle in October.