When at least four big Miami political donors to President Barack Obama show up to the same flight from Miami to Washington D.C., it's usually not a coincidence.
Friday morning, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, and Tracy and Alonzo Mourning, boarded a plan to the nation's capital. Planned for Friday evening? A farewell party hosted by the president and first lady at the White House.
The White House usually remains tight-lipped about the first couple's private bashes, so a guest list confirming the two South Florida couples' attendance is unlikely to be forthcoming. The Washington Post reported earlier this week that "close friends and major donors" -- and celebrities -- are expected at the goodbye soiree.
Both the Mournings and Estefans have hosted fundraisers for the president and the Democratic Party throughout Obama's eight years in office. Alonzo Mourning, a former Miami Heat star, has golfed with Obama; in 2015, Obama honored the Estefans, both musicians, with the National Medal of Freedom.
The Obamas told People Magazine last month that they planned a final "grown-up party" before President-elect Donald Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration. The Florida Times-Union reported Thursday that Obama might visit Jacksonville for what appears to be a private function Saturday night, a day after the White House event.
Photo credit: Top photo, Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS; bottom photo, Steven Senne, Associated Press