Comedian Larry David and late-night talk show hosts David Letterman and Conan O’Brien are allegedly among the celebrities cut from former President Obama’s 60th birthday party in Martha’s Vineyard this weekend after his team scaled back the event due to concerns about the Covid delta variant.
Obama Party home. Image credit: House Beautiful
The New York Times reported that the celebration, which included a Friday night birthday kickoff and a main event at Obama’s $12 million Martha Vinyard mansion tonight (Saturday).
According to two sources Oprah Winfrey and filmmaker Ava DuVernay had decided not to attend Obama’s birthday party due to Covid concerns.
Left: Celebrities arrive at the Mansion on Friday (credit NY times)
But Celebrity couples such as John Legend and Chrissy Teigen and Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union were spotted arriving on the Massachusetts island in pictures obtained by The NY Post. Other mega-stars — including Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Stephen Colbert and Oprah Winfrey — were also said to be on the island, according to pictures and a report in The Daily Mail. John Kerry, President Biden’s climate czar, was also in attendance, according to that report.
The White House had previously announced that President Biden would not make it.
However, stars like Jay-Z and Beyoncé had been expected to attend.
The party, is being held at the Obamas’ oceanside home, set on nearly 30 acres.
Sources told 'The Hill' that guests were being asked to have a COVID-19 test before attending the event at the nearly 7,000-foot mansion to celebrate the former president, officially turning 60 on Wednesday.