Former President Obama and Michelle Obama are celebrating a quarter century of marriage Tuesday, with the former first lady calling her husband “the most extraordinary man I know.”
The Obamas tied the knot in Chicago on Oct. 3, 1992.
The love between Michelle and Barack Obama hasn’t dimmed one bit in the 25 years since they tied the knot.
“A quarter of a century later, you’re still my best friend & the most extraordinary man I know,” she wrote.
Barack and the former Michelle Robinson met in 1989 when he was a summer associate at a Chicago law firm where she worked.
Politicians from both sides of the spectrum cannot dispute the genuine love between the two, which was on display in many touching moments throughout the eight years they were in the White House.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee also jumped on the Obamas’ big occasion, asking in an email for supporters to make Michelle Obama’s day “extra special” by signing a virtual anniversary card.
The 53-year-old former FLOTUS recalled in a 2008 interview the night Obama, 56, proposed to her at a Chicago restaurant in 1991.
After debating throughout their relationship whether marriage “was necessary,” Michelle Obama told The New Yorker: “And he got me into one of these discussions again, where, you know, he sort of just led me down there and got fired up and it’s like you’ve got blah blah blah, and then dessert comes out, the tray comes out, and there’s a ring!”
The couple now has plenty of time to spend together considering they are almost empty-nesters. They dropped off their oldest daughter, Malia, 19, for her freshman year at Harvard this fall. Their younger daughter, Sasha, 16, is only a few years away from college herself.