Sunday 25 February 2018

Barack Obama's 25th anniversary message brought Michelle to tears - and it will for you too

First Lady Michelle Obama (L) and US President Barack Obama (R) hug after delivering remarks during a campaign event at the Alliant Energy Amphitheater in Dubuque, Iowa, August 15, 2012, during his three-day campaign bus tour across the state. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON / AFP / JIM WATSON
First Lady Michelle Obama (L) and US President Barack Obama (R) hug after delivering remarks during a campaign event at the Alliant Energy Amphitheater in Dubuque, Iowa, August 15, 2012, during his three-day campaign bus tour across the state. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON / AFP / JIM WATSON
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk in the Inaugural Parade on January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the US. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)
Former U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America, in Regent's Park, on May 25, 2011 in London, England
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and first lady Michelle Obama (L) come out from the White House for the arrival of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grgoire Trudeau for a state dinner at the North Portico March 10, 2016 in Washington, DC
First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. President Barack Obama wait for leaders to arrive for the Nordic state dinner on the North Portico at the White House, May 13, 2016, in Washington, DC
Michelle Obama shares a tender moment with her husband Barack
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and first lady Michelle Obama (L) welcome Chinese President Hu Jintao for a State dinner at the White House January 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama and Hu met in the Oval Office earlier in the day. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Consider the bar raised.

Former US president Barack Obama paid tribute to Michelle on their 25th wedding anniversary in a typically romantic gesture. While Michelle was speaking at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Tuesday, the event was interrupted by a broadcast from Barack - and there wasn't a dry eye in the house by the end of it.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk in the Inaugural Parade on January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the US. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk in the Inaugural Parade on January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the US. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

"I had to crash this party because today we have been married for 25 years. The idea that you would put up with me for a quarter of a century is a remarkable testament to what a saintly, wonderful, patient person you are," he said, according to People.

"It was a lot easier for me to do it, because the fact of the matter is that not only have you been an extraordinary partner, not only have you been a great friend, somebody who could always make me laugh, somebody who would always make sure that I was following what I thought was right, but you have also been an example to our daughters and to the entire country."

"It is truly the best decision that I ever made to be persistent enough in asking you out for a date," he added. "So, don’t want to interrupt the flow of what I’m sure is a fascinating discussion, but I figured that you wouldn’t mind maybe me parachuting in just to say how much I love you, how much I appreciate you, and to all the women in the audience, thanks for your indulgence," he finished.

Earlier in the day, Michelle shared a throwback from their wedding day, with an equally sweet caption. "Happy 25th anniversary @barackobama. A quarter of a century later, you're still my best friend & the most extraordinary man I know," she wrote.

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