Obamas celebrate 29th anniversary

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Barack and Michelle Obama were married at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in 1992. (Photo Courtesy Instagram/Michelle Obama)

By AFRO Staff

Barack and Michelle Obama continue to be a source of “couple goals,” celebrating 29 years of marriage on Oct. 3.

The former president and first lady, who are 60 and 57, respectively, exchanged their “I Do’s” at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in 1992.

The former first lady took to Twitter to commemorate the milestone, noting how far they had come by juxtaposing images of the couple during their youth and today.

“How it started vs. how it’s going,” she captioned the images. She added, “Happy anniversary, Barack—love you!”

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The 44th U.S. president also offered a tribute to his life partner on the same medium.

“Happy anniversary, Miche!” he wrote. “Over the past 29 years, I’ve loved watching the world get to know you not just as a daughter of the South Side, but as a mother, lawyer, executive, author, First Lady, and my best friend. I can’t imagine life without you.”

Michelle Obama commemorated her 29 year marriage to Barack Obama with images comparing the couple when they were young and as they are now. (Photo Courtesy Twitter/Michelle Obama)

Both Harvard Law graduates, Barack, then 28, and Michelle, then 25, met at the law firm Sidley Austin LLP, where Robinson was assigned to be his mentor.

When Barack asked for Michelle’s hand in marriage, she said he “didn’t pledge riches, only a life that would be interesting,” she recalled, then added, “On that promise he delivered.” 

The couple has two daughters, Malia and Sasha, who were born in 1998 and 2001, respectively.

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