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After much speculation, the Obamas have welcomed a new addition to the family. His name is Bo, a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog who’s become the most famous pooch in America. To celebrate the arrival of the First Pup, we take a look at our fave celebs and some past presidents spending quality time with their “best friends.”
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President Obama made it known that the pub had to be hypoallergenic because of Malia’s allergies. The pooch was a gift from Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy and his wife, Victoria.
“We couldn’t be happier to see the joy that Bo is bringing to Malia and Sasha,” Senator Kennedy said in a statement. “We love our Portuguese water dogs and know that the girls—and their parents—will love theirs, too.”
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Oprah Winfrey introduces her late beloved dog Sophie to actress Halle Berry in 1996.
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Keyshia Cole’s pup enjoys a ride backstage at the 2008 ESSENCE Music Festival.
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“I Am Legend” star Abby steals a kiss from her leading man, Will Smith.
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Kelly Rowland brings her swaddled puppy along for an event in New York City.
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Mariah Carey takes a stroll in New York’s Central Park with her pampered puppy, Jack.
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Serena Williams couldn’t be happier with her two dogs, Bambi, a Staffordshire terrier, and Jackie, a Jack Russell terrier.
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Star Jones brings her stylish pooch along for the fun as she hosts BFF Vivica A. Fox’s 2005 birthday party in the Hamptons.
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Barack Obama supporter and former President Bill Clinton enjoys some quality time with his dog Buddy on the White House Lawn.
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President John F. Kennedy celebrates winning the U.S Congress nomination for Massachusetts in 1947 with a close buddy.
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Kimora Lee Simmons shows diamonds and dogs are a girl’s best friends.
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Hollywood star and former President Ronald Regan shares a laugh with his dog at his California home in 1976.
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Former President Richard Nixon relaxes with his beloved puppy Checkers in 1964—before the Watergate scandal rocked their world.
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