“I have never been prouder to watch the rest of America fall in love with you too as our nation’s first lady.” – Barack Obama
Simply Beautiful! Right? What’s not to love about First Couple Michelle and Barack Obama’s love? Let me say this upfront, with all due respect before anyone goes in on a political rant, this is not the article for that.
The article is to honor the progression of their love and love alone. Even if you’re not a fan of theirs politically, don’t you just adore their unapologetic public displays of affection? I find their genuine display of love adorable, captivating and inspiring—a breath of fresh air for all!
THE LOOK OF LOVE BETWEEN MR & MRS. OBAMATHE FIRST COUPLE ALWAYS SEEM TO SHARE A LAUGH…
…AND A SUBTLE DISPLAY OF SOLIDARITYBARACK LOVINGLY KISSING MICHELLE ON THE CHEEK
No doubt the couple represents power professionally, after all President Barack Obama is the leader of the free world; but they represent the power of love with one of the sweetest storybook romances.
It was 28 years ago that they met each other. Team Obama hit the scene in 2007 when President Obama launched his first presidential campaign. However, the true launch happened in 1989, when their romance would unfold in in such an aspiring fashion that it became the basis of a full feature-length movie, Southside with You.
THE FIRST COUPLE AREN’T SHY ABOUT SHOWCASING THEIR AFFECTION
Love that started under the roof of a Chicago law firm almost three decades ago has certainly only progressed with time. A young fierce attorney Michelle Robinson was selected to mentor a young yet determined intern named Barack Obama at the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin. This determined intern was adamant to get a date with Ms. Michelle Robinson.
The couple must have always been about doing the right thing, so much so that couple’s first “date” (Michelle insists it wasn’t a date, lol) included a trip to see the Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing.
THE FIRST COUPLE SHARE AN EMBRACE
THE PAIR HAVE ALWAYS SEEMED TRULY IN AWE OF EACH OTHER
Hailing from the South Side of Chicago, too, I would be remiss if I neglected to give a SHOUT-OUT to all my South Siders!!! (South Siders know the voice…SOUTH SIDE, lol) Alright, back to business.
The young Michelle Robinson probably wouldn’t have believed she was getting the opportunity to mentor the future president! We’re told Barack Obama instantly fell for her, but Michelle was a sister from the South Side who was focused and about her business.
According to Michelle, she felt they instantly clicked on that “date” night and she could see herself with him for years to come
After two years of wooing, the couple married on October 3, 1992 (HAPPY Anniversary Mr & Mrs. Obama!!!). Thank you POTUS and FLOTUS for creating memories and sharing them through photos, which clearly capture the essence of your love.
COMPLETELY IN SYNC, WHILE THEY WAVE TO THE CROWD
HAND-IN-HAND, THEY WAVE AS THEY WALK THROUGH THE INAUGURATION DAY PARADE
Ever since their marriage, both love birds have gone on to make strides personally and professionally that have served the lives of millions.
In modern history, you’re not likely to find a man in power that consults his wife for guidance and advice. According to President Obama, he would not have run for presidency had he not had the consent of his wife. Michelle not only loved him as a person but loved the many causes he cared about. Throughout her life, she has stood with her husband, supporting him.
Being the 44th President and the 44th first Lady of United States of America, the limelight on them has only increased. And despite the world watching them, they do not seem to have any apprehension in showing their love for each other publicly.
ALWAYS THERE FOR EACH OTHER DESPITE ANY WEATHERFRIENDS AND PARTNERS IN LIFE AND LOVE
From supporting the presidential campaigns to handling some delicate issues, the FLOTUS has been there for her husband and has assisted him with his role and duties. Likewise, the President has done the same.
Barack has also been a dedicated father. According to Michelle, he has always taken a keen interest in the upbringing of their children and has attempted to make their life as normal as much as possible, considering. Furthermore, even after having such a delicate position, one of the rules the two set is that at the end of each day, they will make sure to call each other and talk to their girls before their bedtime. Love on all fronts, yes?
Even the way they smile shows the glimpses of each other, don’t they?
In the below article, the First Lady reveals how her husband is just as romantic with her today as he was 28 years ago.
Can you imagine his schedule and her schedule? Now imagine them MAKING time for date nights!?! Despite time constraints, they still MAKE time to go out on dates and enjoy one another like everyday couples. To support this statement, after the November 4th election victory, they went out to their favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago to celebrate while spending private time away from the media.
“Sometimes, when we’re lying together, I look at her and I feel dizzy with the realization that here is another distinct person from me, who has memories, origins, thoughts, feelings that are different from my own. That tension between familiarity and mystery meshes something strong between us. Even if one builds a life together based on trust, attentiveness and mutual support, I think that it’s important that a partner continues to surprise.” – Barack Obama
They’ve raised a family before our eyes. We’ve witnessed them handle adversity publicly.
The progressive love story of Barack and Michelle demonstrates humble beginnings to historic blessings!
BEFORE THE PRESIDENCY, THERE WAS STILL LOVE
AND DESPITE THE PRESIDENCY, THERE IS ALWAYS TIME FOR FAMILY
But yet and still, we’ve only witnessed their bond appear to grow stronger, more durable and more inspirational. As President Obama concludes his last term in office, we’re thankful to have had the front-row seat to their union. Black love is often demeaned, downgraded, ignored and misinterpreted in our society, but we are proud to have perhaps the biggest public example of the true power and potential of black love in the Obamas.
IT SEEMS THEIR MARRIAGE HAS NEVER LOST ITS SPARKAND THEY SEEM TO KEEP THEIR SENSE OF HUMOR IN THEIR MARRIAGE
CAUGHT ON THE KISS CAM, THEY’RE NEVER ASHAMED TO DISPLAY THEIR LOVE
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All photos came from whitehouse.gov and the official social media pages of the First Family.