- Barack and Michelle Obama got married 27 years ago today.
- The couple displays a remarkable amount of PDA. Not that we hate it.
- Here are 50 of their most adorable photos together.
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Even before Barack Obama became president in 2008, the Obamas captured America’s hearts with their love for one another. While president, Obama mentioned his wife in nearly every speech, and it’s obvious (via social media) he often showers her with PDA. Post-White House, their love continues to inspire.
On Wednesday, the former president wished his wife a happy anniversary. “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,” he wrote on Twitter.
They’re still going strong.
Barack and Michelle Obama were married on October 3, 1992. Michelle worked as a Chicago city government as an assistant to the mayor while Barack taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School.
Here’s the night where Obama formally announced his campaign for US President in the 2008 election on February 10, 2007.
Campaigning at the Iowa State Fair in 2007, Barack gives his wife a playful kiss.
Throughout Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, Michelle was by his side.
They’re sharing a moment onstage at a campaign rally in Detroit, September 2008.
Here they are at the inaugural luncheon, after he was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.
Walking through the streets of Washington, DC, during the Inauguration Parade.
Secret Service agents avert their eyes as the Obamas share a private moment on Inauguration Day 2009.
Dancing at the Midwestern Ball on the night of his inauguration.
Dancing at the White House during the Governors Ball in February 2009.
Holding hands while heading to Camp David for the first time in March 2009.
In the White House’s Red Room with adviser Valerie Jarrett in March 2009.
Watching fireworks on the roof of the White House on July 4, 2009.
Posing for their first holiday portrait at the White House.
Sharing a kiss after the State of the Union address in 2010.
Michelle wipes lipstick from Barack’s face after kissing him during the National Prayer Breakfast in 2010.
President Obama chats with Michelle as they walk the White House Colonnade in September 2010.
The Obamas visit the Flight 93 crash site on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Barack whispers something to Michelle during a break between events at the 2011 UN General Assembly.
The couple knows how to have fun together. Here, they’re making faces as the car carrying Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip arrives at Winfield House in London, in 2011.
Obama jokes with Michelle after she says Dr. Jill Biden is her “favorite person in the room.”
The first couple shares a private dance before a May 2012 concert at the White House.
The first lady greets Barack Obama on the tarmac at JFK in June 2012.
The Obamas look out over their hometown skyline in Chicago on June 15, 2012.
At Valerie Jarrett’s daughter’s Chicago wedding in June 2012.
The first couple smooches for the KissCam during a timeout at an Olympic basketball exhibition game in 2012.
The Obamas made history with this August 2012 hug — this became the most tweeted photo of all time after Obama sent it out to his followers on election night.
Barack gives Michelle a kiss during the inaugural parade.
The Obamas giggle as they ride in the inaugural parade in Washington, DC, January 21, 2013.
Barack bows in front of Michelle before they share their first dance during the Commander-In-Chief’s Ball on Inauguration Day 2013.
The president sings “Happy Birthday” to Michelle in the Blue Room of the White House. The First Lady’s new hairstyle attracted a lot of attention from this photo.
The Obamas arrive for an official dinner at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal, June 27, 2013.
Barack Obama waves as he and Michelle arrive for a reception for the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors recipients.
Barack kisses Michelle as he takes the stage to speak about college education with representatives of colleges, universities, and philanthropic groups. His speech was focused on getting more low-income students to attend college.
The Obamas and their pets Sunny and Bo wait to greet visitors in the Blue Room during a White House tour.
Michelle and Barack share a kiss during the White House Talent Show at the White House in May 2014.
Undeterred by the creepy Easter bunny in the corner of the balcony, the couple kisses during the 136th annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.
In this 2014 photo, Mrs. Obama reacts while her husband confesses what their favorite junk foods are to children attending the Kids State Dinner. The first lady likes french fries and the president likes chips and guacamole.
Michelle isn’t the only one with strong arms. They’re donating toys and gifts to Toys for Tots.
The Obamas hold hands during the event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil-rights marches on March 7, 2015.
The Obamas pose for a “Gimme Five” initiative photo in the East Room of the White House during the annual Easter Egg Roll, on April 6, 2015.
The first lady snuggled against the president during a video taping for the 2015 World Expo in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on March 27, 2015.
The Obamas react to a child in a pope costume and mini popemobile as they welcomed children during a Halloween event on the South Lawn of the White House.
The couple arrives at the Kennedy Center Honors Reception at the White House in Washington, December 6, 2015.
The couple held hands as they headed to their family vacation at the beginning of January.
They shared a hug during his farewell address on January 10.
During his inauguration, President Donald Trump was criticized for treating his wife as an afterthought.
The outgoing president and first lady didn’t have that problem.
On February 12, 2018, the Smithsonian unveiled the Obama’s official portraits, which will hang in the National Portrait Gallery alongside past presidents’ in Washington, DC.
The two have since left the White House, but their romance lives on.