Obama's wedding ring sent for repair

Last Updated: Sun, Sep 12, 2010 07:00 hrs

US President Barack Obama has reportedly not been wearing his wedding ring for quite some time now. The reason - it has been sent for repair.

For at least two days, Obama's left hand was unadorned by his wedding band. The White House later said the president's intricate gold ring, made in Indonesia, needed a little repair, the ABC reported.

It, however, declined to elaborate on what was wrong with the ring.

Obama married Michelle Robinson Oct 3, 1992.

The first lady has also left her wedding ring at home on many occasions.

But it seems her reason may have to do with fashion. While attending the ball on the night of her husband's inauguration, Michelle ditched her engagement ring and wedding band and opted instead for a large silver cocktail ring that matched her earrings.

Recently, she was again seen without her wedding ring while attending a White House party honouring Broadway music.

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