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11 Times Barack Obama Has Lived His Best Life Since Leaving the White House

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

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Obama is having so much fun, it's not fair

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#1/12:

Obama is having so much fun, it's not fair

Like the one who got away, when we see former President Obama out there just living his life like the world isn't burning down, it hurts, guys. It really, really hurts. It's not like we're just sitting here in our pajamas well past noon drowning our sorrows in a pint of Ben & Jerry's dreaming of the progressive utopia we almost had until he unceremoniously dumped us.

I mean, don't get me wrong, we're keeping busy — we're marching and calling our representatives and fighting for health care and LGBTQ rights and undocumented immigrants and stuff — but Obama is out there living his best life kitesurfing and traveling the world with Michelle and wearing suits without ties. Without ties, guys. Like these 11 times he was just out there having fun without us. It's like we don't even know him anymore. Baby come back?

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Obama & Angela Merkel

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Obama & Angela Merkel

Obama and Angela Merkel share a laugh during the Event of the Church Days in May 2017. Remember when he used to laugh with us? Me too.

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Obama goes kitesurfing

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Obama goes kitesurfing

Obama enjoys a little kitesurfing on Necker Island in February 2017 — pretty much our dream vacation, but we weren't asked to tag along.

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Obama visits Broadway

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Obama visits Broadway

Obama drops by the Roundabout Theatre's production of The Price on Broadway in February 2017. Do you have any idea how hard it is to get tickets? Really hard

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Obama at the University of Chicago

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Obama at the University of Chicago

Obama visits with youth leaders in a conference about civic engagement at the University of Chicago in April 2017, because America, that's why. Sigh.

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Obama hits up NYC

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Obama hits up NYC

Obama swaggers out of an NYC restaurant in March 2017. Probably ordered two desserts, because that's what you do when you're living your best life and DGAF.

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Obama in Indonesia

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Obama in Indonesia

Obama gets the giggles while being introduced by diplomat Dino Patti Djalal during the 4th Congress of the Indonesian Diaspora in July 2017. Probably thinking of one of those hilarious Joe Biden memes.

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Prince Harry & Obama

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Prince Harry & Obama

Obama hangs out with our other boyfriend, Prince Harry, at Kensington Palace in May 2017.

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Obama at the German Media Awards

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Obama at the German Media Awards

In May 2017 in Baden-Baden, Germany, the former president received the German Media Award for being awesome.

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Obama receives the JFK Profiles in Courage Award

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Obama receives the JFK Profiles in Courage Award

In May 2017, former ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy presented Obama with John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for being awesome. Again.

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Obama on Necker Island

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Obama on Necker Island

Obama having the time of his life on Necker Island while we sit at home knitting pussy hats.

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