Barack Obama Celebrates 30 Years With Michelle Obama: "I Won the Lottery That Day"

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with a sweet stroll on the beach that would leave even the most experienced rom-com writers swooning. As seen in photos shared on their respective Instagram accounts on Monday, the pair walked barefoot through the sand and snuggled up in front of the bluffs with smiles on their faces. Beyond the photos, the couple's heartfelt Instagram captions were just as heartwarming as always.

"These last 30 years have been an adventure, and I'm grateful to have you by my side. Here's to a lifetime together."

"Happy anniversary to the man I love!" the former first lady captioned her post. "These last 30 years have been an adventure, and I'm grateful to have you by my side. Here's to a lifetime together. I love you, @BarackObama!" Feeling equally sentimental after three decades together, the former president wrote, "Miche, After 30 years, I'm not sure why you look exactly the same and I don't. I do know that I won the lottery that day — that I couldn't have asked for a better life partner. Happy anniversary, sweetheart!"

The carousels also include photos of a heart drawn in the sand with "Barack + Michelle" written in the center, as well as black and white pictures from the Obamas' wedding day.

After meeting at law firm Sidley Austin LLP in 1989, it wasn't long before they went on their first rendezvous: an ice cream date that ended in a kiss. In 1991, the couple went to a restaurant in Chicago to celebrate Barack passing the bar exam. That night, the future president proposed to Michelle with a diamond ring hidden under a silver cloche. On Oct. 3, 1992, the pair were married at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, where the bride's brother, Craig Robinson, walked her down the aisle.

Three decades, two children, and two presidential terms later, Barack and Michelle have more to celebrate than ever before. On Sept. 7, the couple attended their official portrait unveiling at the White House, where they were joined by President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, as well as other friends and family members.

See the Obamas' sweet anniversary tributes to each other ahead.