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Barack and Michelle Obama celebrate their 26th wedding anniversary with sweet messages

Claudine Varela
May 16, 2019
04:04 P.M.

Mr. & Mrs. Obama are 26 years strong and they chose to celebrate the occasion by penning thoughtful messages for each other reminding us of what power couple goals are all about.

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Former President Barrack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama exchanged sweet messages celebrating their 26th anniversary. Barrack described Michelle as his “favorite person” and Michelle considers him a “treasure.”

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It’s been more than a quarter of a century since Barrack and Michelle said “I do” and they still do according to their recent messages for each other celebrating their anniversary. In separate tweets, they gushed about how each one plays a role in the other’s life and all we can say is, their relationship remains to be a keeper.

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"MY FAVORITE PERSON"

Barrack posted first on Twitter greeting his wife with the standard “Happy Anniversary @MichelleObama.” Then he proceeded to pay tribute to her by describing her presence in his life.

“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 accompanied the tweet with a photo of Michelle high above the clouds.

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"WHAT A TREASURE YOU TRULY ARE"

Just as fans began to swoon over Barack’s heartfelt message, Michelle responded with her own version of a sweet tweet. She thanked her husband for their years together and for the man that he is to his family.

"Thank you @barackobama for 26+ years of love, trust, and respect—for being a man who always lifts up and honors me and our wonderful girls. Each day I’m with you, I’m reminded of what a treasure you truly are to us all."

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26 YEARS AGO

The former presidential couple tied the knot on October 3, 1992. They’d been dating for three years at the time since meeting in Chicago. Michelle was assigned to advise Barrack at the law firm he was working for during the summer of his law school.

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Months before their 26th wedding anniversary, Michelle shared a photo from their wedding day. It was the moment Barrack knelt down to remove the garter from his bride’s leg. Michelle also explained in her caption that the day was almost a disaster. She recalled Barack waking up with a headache that miraculously disappeared at the altar.

Michelle adds that to this day, they’re having as much fun as the night of their reception despite working hard on their partnership and supporting each others’ individual goals.

“I can’t imagine going on this wild ride with anybody else,” she concludes.

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THE WEDDING OFFICIAL

While Michelle celebrates her own wedding, she apparently also officiated one recently. A video of an outdoor wedding in Chicago reveals the former first lady officiating of the daughter of her good friends, Chicago Mayor Robert Rivkin and his wife, Cindy Moelis. The bride and groom were Joel Sircus and Stephanie Rivkin, both cum laude graduates from Yale. The ceremony was held at The Theatre on The Lake under a Jewish canopy known as a chupah. Michelle assisted the couple with their vows but didn’t stay on for the reception, according to reports.

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