Nancy Pelosi attended church on Sunday morning on Martha’s Vineyard, telling those outside that she did not attend Barack Obama‘s 60th birthday celebrations the night before, because she had other engagements.
Pelosi was seen leaving St. Elizabeth’s Church in Edgartown, where she had sat in the back row during the service.
On leaving church well-wishers asked her for photographs, and the Speaker of the House smilingly obliged.
Kevin Blake, 61, a lawyer visiting Martha’s Vineyard from Connecticut with his wife Karen, shouted out: ‘Hiya, how was Obama’s party?’
Pelosi, the most senior Democrat in the House, replied: ‘I didn’t go. I had other parties to go to.’
He laughed and said: ‘Thanks for keeping the Republicans in line.’
Pelosi smiled, and posed for a picture with the couple.
Nancy Pelosi on Sunday morning posed for a photo with Kevin Blake and his wife Karen, visiting Martha’s Vineyard from their home in Connecticut
Barack Obama takes to the dance floor on Saturday night at his 60th birthday bash
He was snapped by singer-songwriter Erykah Badu who managed to capture Obama in a video selfie of hers
Singer H.E.R., in a gray sequined dress with red decoration, poses with Barack and Michelle Obama, her manager Jeanine McClean (far left) and another partygoer. The image was posted to Instagram in the early hours of Sunday and removed several hours later
Guests could be seen mingling outside of the tents late into the night as the party got into full swing. The house can be seen in the background, together with purple lighting
Video from the event showed guests near and around the dance floor which was erected OVER the $12M Martha’s Vineyard compound’s swimming pool
‘To be her, the most powerful woman in Congress, and not even go to his party? I find that hilarious,’ Blake told DailyMail.com.
‘And she’s the one carrying forward his agenda.’
DailyMail.com on Saturday exclusively revealed the House Speaker had been cut from the list but travelled to the island regardless to attend a dinner in her honor, to be held on Sunday.
According to one well informed source Saturday afternoon brought a tense meeting as Pelosi dined with Oprah Winfrey at the elite Vineyard Havens Country Club.
In a moment of unfortunate timing, Obama had been playing golf on the private course with friends and walked into the club house just as the women dined.
Nancy Pelosi is pictured arriving a the Sydney Hotel in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard
Pelosi, arrived in a four vehicle convoy as Massachusetts State Police and the Secret Service closed the road down when she arrived and went into the hotel
Nancy Pelosi is in Martha’s Vineyard but off Barack Obama’s ‘trimmed’ down party list …and it’s awkward
Pelosi was seen arriving with her entourage in Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday afternoon
Pelosi was fully masked as she entered the Sydney Hotel in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard
The source saw the former president approach Winfrey and Pelosi’s table but could not hear if he extended the speaker a face-saving invitation amid the pleasantries exchanged. It is possible that Obama extended an invite after finding out Pelosi was in the neighborhood.
On Friday night, Obama kicked off his 60th birthday weekend with a maskless cocktail party at a swanky Martha’s Vineyard resort.
The former president held the intimate soiree at the Winnetu Resort before preparing to welcome a larger crowd to his nearby mansion for a bigger birthday extravaganza on Saturday.
During the Friday cocktail gathering, Obama was pictured chatting with guests as they took in sweeping ocean views from the resort’s deck.
The ex Commander-in-chief appeared in high spirits, smiling as he schmoozed with the crowd.
He cut a smart casual figure in black dress pants and a dark button down shirt worn without a tie.
Friday night’s cocktail party lasted for three hours, according to locals, and also included a 30-minute speech dedicated to Obama.
Pictures obtained by DailyMail.com appear to show that none of the attendees were wearing face masks on the outdoor deck, but a ‘source close to the party’ says that face coverings were worn inside.
Additionally, most celebrity guests who were seen arriving on Martha’s Vineyard earlier this week also had their masks on.
It comes as Massachusetts officials urge vaccinated residents and visitors to put back on their face coverings in indoor public spaces amid a surge in new Covid cases.
Guests at the event have flown in from around the world in order to attend Obama’s birthday weekend. Reported attendee George Clooney was in Italy just last week.
Meanwhile, actor Bradley Cooper and singer Erykah Badu missed the Friday festivities, however they were in attendance at Saturday’s bigger celebration.
Oscar winning director Steven Spielberg was seen arriving at the local airport on Saturday afternoon. So too was Al Sharpton, who was spotted checking into a nearby hotel.
Barack Obama kicked off his 60th birthday weekend on Martha’s Vineyard with an intimate cocktail party held at a swanky resort
Drinks on the deck! Obama was pictured on the deck of the upscale establishment chatting with guests as they took in sweeping views of the ocean at sundown on Friday
Arriving in style! Also in attendance were an array of high-powered guests, including actor Don Cheadle who rolled up in a vintage convertible Mercedes on Friday night
Guests reportedly present at the soiree included Beyonce, Jay-Z, Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, Tom Hanks and George Clooney – but they are all said to be staying at the Winnetu Resort, so were not pictured arriving at the venue on Friday night
While most of the guests were likely vaccinated, Massachusetts officials are now urging people who have been immunized to put back on their face coverings in indoor public spaces amid a surge in new Covid cases on Friday night
The vast main tent stands out over surrounding mansions on Martha’s Vineyard
A greenhouse tent was one of many temporary structures put up around the Obamas’ home ahead of the party
A sprung dancefloor was being laid next to the main house, leading onto a vast marquee
Chrissy Teigen is pictured arriving on the island of Martha’s Vineyard with and her son Miles and a stack of luggage
Teigen’s husband John Legend was seen with their bags as the couple arrived ahead of the party
Among the biggest arrivals are Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, who are seen in exclusive DailyMail.com photos
Late Show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn were also seen arriving the day before the star-studded event
The president emerged from the family’s $12 million estate shortly after noon Thursday. Making the most of a break in the weather after a rainy start to the day, he took to the greens of Farm Neck Club on the edges of the town of Oak Bluffs.
Former White House photographer Pete Souza shadowed Obama as he played golf.
The 60-year-old joined the club which boasts that it is ‘fully organic,’ with ground keepers using no chemicals or pesticides, in 2016.
The course also encourages caddies not carts and the president and his three companions towed the line and walked the course.
Membership costs $12,000 a year on top of a $350,000 initiation fee and is currently at full capacity with 305 members.
Dressed in mottled navy polo shirt and navy slacks, he a wore a silver trimmed navy baseball cap that appeared to be a light-hearted birthday gift and bore the numbers 44 and 60 – a nod to his presidency and age.
Obama was seen for the first time since he turned 60 on Wednesday in these exclusive pictures and video showing the former president enjoying a round of golf near his home in Martha’s Vineyard
Security is seen alone the shoreline behind the Obama residence on the eve of his 60th birthday party in Edgartown, Massachusetts on Martha’s Vineyard
Preparations for the scaled back birthday bash this weekend have been underway all week at the Obamas’ waterfront property where the former president originally planned to host 500 friends, donors, former administration members, relatives, and celebrities