Barack and Michelle Obama celebrate 26th wedding anniversary

The Obamas recently had a special day together and they wanted the entire world to know it.

Former President Barack Obama and the former First Lady shared their sentiments for each other via social media in celebration of 26 years of marriage.

26 years

Michelle and Barack Obama first met while working at the same law firm back in 1989.

Michelle was assigned to be Barack’s mentor.

While initially declining his advances, Barack eventually wore her resistance down and the two started dating about a month after they first met.

After dating for about two years, Barack used a celebratory dinner over his passing of the bar exam to propose to Michelle.

On October 3, 1992, the two took their vows. On Barack’s promises to her, Michelle stated, “Barack didn’t pledge riches, only a life that would be interesting. On that promise, he delivered.”

“Interesting” life

Barack Obama, early in his career, gravitated toward activism and politics.

After serving in the state house, Barack would win the Illinois seat in the Senate in 2004, sending him right to the front of the pack for Democrat presidential hopefuls.

All the while, Michelle kept busy in the private sector, most notably as the VP for Community and External Affairs at the University of Chicago Hospitals.

In 2008, Barack Obama became the first African-American president, and the 44th overall president of the United States, with Michelle Obama being the first African-American First Lady.

The Obamas have two children together: Malia (7/4/1998) and Natasha (7/10/2001).

After the White House

Post-presidency, the Obamas remain active supporters of the Democratic Party. Barack Obama has been campaigning for Democratic candidates ahead of the mid-terms.
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Michelle Obama is currently heading up a voter registration drive, assisted by various liberal celebrities, sports stars and singers.

The former first lady is also preparing for a “stadium-filling” book tour to promote her memoir, “Becoming,” out November 13. Front row tickets are reportedly selling for $2,500.

The Obamas reportedly stand to earn a record payout for their presidential memoirs, let alone their Netflix contracts, speeches and appearances — a payout which has some on the left feeling uneasy.

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