It’s been 30 years around the sun for the Obamas! Barack and Michelle Obama celebrated their 30th birthday on October 3 with a serenade of heartfelt images of them and a caption shared on social media. So grab a handkerchief, sweet messages are definitely tears.
The former president shared two images of himself and his wife on Twitter; one taken on their wedding day and a recent photo of them on the beach. “Micha”, he tweeted. “After 30 years, I don’t know why you look exactly the same and I don’t. I know I won the lottery that day – that I couldn’t have asked for a better life partner. Happy birthday, sweetie!On his Instagram, Obama also posted a photo of their names spelled out in the sand at the beach with a heart around them.
The former first lady tweeted in return, “Happy birthday to the man I love!” The past 30 years have been an adventure, and I’m grateful to have you by my side. Here is a life together. I love you, @BarackObama!
The Obamas married on October 3, 1992. During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in April, the Become The author opened up about the impact of their time in the White House on their marriage. “This time in the White House, because we were working on hard stuff all the time, it brought us closer. We were meant to be best friends with each other,” Michelle said. “We were living in the bubble with each other, we had to learn to get along because he was the person I saw all the time. We understand what we both went through and we have this unique experience.
President Obama has also spoken candidly about their marriage over the years and said his tenure as president has sometimes tested their union. “We went through our tough times in the White House while she was writing and talking about it,” he told Oprah Winfrey in a 2020 interview while promoting her autograph, The promised land. “I’ll tell you, the thing I think we were good at was talking things through, never losing the basic love and respect for each other, and putting our kids first.”
Indeed, their marriage continues to stand the test of time. During an unveiling of the couple’s official portraits at the White House last month, Obama made some spicy remarks to his wife about her beauty. “I want to thank Sharon Sprung for capturing everything I love about Michelle. Her grace, her intelligence and the fact that she’s okay,” he said. “She is. His portrait is magnificent.
Needless to say, after 30 years, the two are pretty much still crazy about each other.