Read Barack and Michelle Obama's 28th Anniversary Messages
Barack and Michelle Obama Pen Sweet 28th Anniversary Tributes to Each Other: "So Grateful"
Barack and Michelle Obama are celebrating their 28th wedding anniversary! On Oct. 3, the adorable duo penned sweet Instagram tributes to each other, reflecting on their longtime love and partnership. "28 years with this one," Michelle captioned a snap of them enjoying a casual hangout. "I love @BarackObama for his smile, his character, and his compassion. So grateful to have him as a partner through everything life throws at us." The Becoming author ended on a civic note, encouraging her followers to support voter turnout. "And this year, we have a request for you — pick one person in your life who might not vote and make sure they do," she added. "Tell us about it in the comments! That's an anniversary message of the best kind. Love you, Barack."
Barack also posted a heartwarming photo of them sharing a tender moment. "Even with everything going on, I wanted to take a moment to say happy anniversary to the love of my life," he wrote. "Every day with @MichelleObama makes me a better husband, a better father, and a better human." He then echoed Michelle's sentiments about voting: "This year, while we appreciate all your well-wishes, what we'd really love is for each of you to reach out to one person in your life who might not vote. Help them get registered. Help them make a plan to cast their ballot. Send them to iwillvote.com to get started. Happy anniversary, Miche. Love you."
The pair met at a Chicago law firm in 1989. After a clever proposal from Barack, they tied the knot on Oct. 3, 1992. They now have two daughters — Malia, 22, and Sasha, 19 — and continue to be an inspiring power couple. Cheers to their special day!