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.”
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.”
Oprah Winfrey introduces her late beloved dog Sophie to actress Halle Berry in 1996.
Keyshia Cole’s pup enjoys a ride backstage at the 2008 ESSENCE Music Festival.
“I Am Legend” star Abby steals a kiss from her leading man, Will Smith.
Kelly Rowland brings her swaddled puppy along for an event in New York City.
Mariah Carey takes a stroll in New York’s Central Park with her pampered puppy, Jack.
Serena Williams couldn’t be happier with her two dogs, Bambi, a Staffordshire terrier, and Jackie, a Jack Russell terrier.
Star Jones brings her stylish pooch along for the fun as she hosts BFF Vivica A. Fox’s 2005 birthday party in the Hamptons.
Barack Obama supporter and former President Bill Clinton enjoys some quality time with his dog Buddy on the White House Lawn.
President John F. Kennedy celebrates winning the U.S Congress nomination for Massachusetts in 1947 with a close buddy.
Kimora Lee Simmons shows diamonds and dogs are a girl’s best friends.
Hollywood star and former President Ronald Regan shares a laugh with his dog at his California home in 1976.
Former President Richard Nixon relaxes with his beloved puppy Checkers in 1964—before the Watergate scandal rocked their world.
Rihanna lets her furry friend tag along for a taping of “The Late Show with David Letterman” in 2007.