Barack and Michelle Obama pen romantic tributes to each other on 26th wedding anniversary
After meeting at a law firm in Chicago and dating for three years, Barack and Michelle married on October 3, 1992
The Barack and Michelle Obama love story seems to be still going strong with the couple sharing sweet tributes to each other on their 26th marriage anniversary on Wednesday. The former US President took to Instagram and called Michelle his "favorite person to see the world with." The post shows a reflective Michelle looking out the window of a plane.
“Happy Anniversary, @MichelleObama. For 26 years, you’ve been an extraordinary partner, someone who can always make me laugh, and my favorite person to see the world with."
In a measure of why they are still going strong — "love, trust, and respect," Michelle responded to her husband, tweeting that he is “a treasure.”
“Thank you @barackobama for 26+ years of love, trust, and respect — for being a man who always lifts up and honors me and our wonderful girls,” she wrote. “Each day I’m with you, I’m reminded of what a treasure you truly are to us all.”
Thank you @barackobama for 26+ years of love, trust, and respect - for being a man who always lifts up and honors me and our wonderful girls. Each day I’m with you, I’m reminded of what a treasure you truly are to us all. https://t.co/dfgJRMyWJj— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) October 3, 2018
After dating for three years, Barack and Michelle married on October 3, 1992. They had first met at a law firm in Chicago. The couple has been a pillar of support for each other, and their warm, intimate equation has been in the public glare throughout Barack's campaign and two-term presidency which ended in 2016.
The equation is amply evident in their social media feed where it has been a sort of tradition for the Obamas to show how much they care for each other on important occasions. Last year, Barack made a video where he was effusive about his wife on their 25th anniversary.
“The idea that you would put up with me for a quarter of a century is a remarkable testament to what a saintly, wonderful, patient person you are,” he said. “It was a lot easier for me to do it because the fact of the matter is that not only have you been an extraordinary partner, not only have you been a great friend, somebody who could always make me laugh, somebody who would always make sure that I was following what I thought was right, but you have also been an example to our daughters and to the entire country. It’s no wonder that as people got to know you the way that I got to know you, they fell in love.”
Michelle tweeted a black-and-white photo from their wedding day and said he was still the best.
Their love for each other aside, these days Michelle is on a book tour for her upcoming memoir 'Becoming' which comes out on November 13. Meanwhile, Barack is providing a helping hand to the Democrats for the November primaries.