It’s Our Anniversary: Michelle & Barack Through The Years
Our forever President and our forever First Lady, Barack & Michelle Obama celebrate 26 years of marriage together. The pair met in 1989, when Michelle, albeit younger than Barack, was assigned to be his mentor.
“Because I went to Harvard and he went to Harvard, and the firm thought, ‘Oh, we’ll hook these two people up,'” Michelle told ABC News back in 2008.
The couple would go on to be married after dating for three years in 1992. This year marked the beginning of their joint dynasty, that would lead them all the way to the White House a little over a decade later.
The Obama legacy will always be framed in the heart of Black Americans not only for their political and social accomplishments, but also for the way they displayed Black love on a world stage. Their class and grace, mixed with an undeniable realness and practicality, has made their love story an inspiration for our entire community.
Michelle said of Barack’s vows, “Barack didn’t pledge riches, only a life that would be interesting. On that promise he delivered,” she revealed on Obama.org.
An interesting life indeed. From the Senate, to the White House, to their significance as both private and public figures, the Obamas and their love is a prime example of what Black love can build.
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