Obamas 25th Anniversary– Former president of the United States, Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle marked their 25th anniversary on the 3rd of October, 2017.
The couple has been a source of inspiration and motivation to many across the world. Let’s just call them the international power couple of all times.
Their compatibility is not hard to detect even as they spent 8 years in the public eye as America’s first family.
Celebrating the love occasion, Michelle for a change was the first to celebrate her spouse of 25 years on her Instagram account.
“Happy 25th-anniversary @Barack Obama. A quarter of a century later, you’re still my best friend & the most extraordinary man I know. I love you.”
In response to her sweet message which was liked by nearly 2 million people, Michelle who was speaking to women at Pensylvania got a video surprise from her husband.
Obama made sure to apologize for “crashing the party” while reminding her of what a terrific partner she has been for over 2 decades of marriage.
“I had to crash this party because today we have been married for 25 years. 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.”
“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… you have also been an example to our daughters and to the entire country.”
Barack Obama did not also forget to mention Michelle’s killer charms- “strength, grace, determination, and honesty” which makes everyone who comes in contact with her fall in love with her.
Without mincing words, the former president said being with her is by far the best decision he has ever made.
At this point, the past US first Lady was blushing and all teared up.
As First Lady, Chicago raised Michelle Obama became a role model for many women. Her subtle yet powerful supportive traits could not be made more visible during her husband’s campaign and White House days.
After their hand over, a Harvard professor stated that Michelle had all it takes to be a president.
Both are like minds who share common values and beliefs. To a large extent, they share similar personality traits- great talkers, brilliant writers, excellent academicians and influencers of social change. However, Obama says it was an “opposites attract” situation when they first met.
How It All Started
The adorable couple met in 1989. Barack was a summer associate at Sidley Austin LLP, in Chicago while Michelle was his advisor. At the time they were among the few African Americans at the Chicago law firm.
After several declines to a date, Michelle finally gave in and the rest of the love story was written. Michelle recalls channeling her focus on her career before Obama came along.
They got engaged in 1991 and were married on October 3, 1992, at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.
As much as the two are a couple on the pedestal, the couple admits that the journey has not really been all that rosy. They’ve had bumps in their way like every other couple does. They have argued and had to endure the strain of Obama’s political position on their relationship and family at large. However, they kept their values and found a way to keep the ship sailing.
The world will not forget Obama’s Chicago farewell speech where he broke down in tears as he thanked and appreciated his wife for standing by him through the thick and the thin.
“Michelle – for the past 25 years, you’ve been not only my wife and mother of my children but my best friend. You took on a role you didn’t ask for and made it your own with grace and grit and style and good humor…”
Barack and Michelle are blessed with two daughters- Malia Ann, who was born on July 4, 1998; and Natasha fondly known as “Sasha”, born on June 10, 2001.