In case you didn't know, Michelle Obama is celebrating her 53rd birthday today. She's been a pretty incredible First Lady, and the thought of her leaving the White House in just 2 days is not sitting well at all. Since I couldn't throw her a real party, I decided to honor her by rounding up a few photos of her and the President over the years, and what I found was an absolutely adorable love story.
Stolen kisses, warm embraces, and funny faces are everyday behaviour for this power couple. The pair have been best friends since their first movie date on the Southside of Chicago in 1989, and they're not afraid to let the world know. Not only is their affection for each other amazingly heartwarming, it's also a shining example of a love that has survived 27 years of monumental ups and downs.
Michelle was a champion of support during both of her husband's presidential campaigns, has openly supported marriage equality, and frequently travels to foreign countries to empower children living in poverty. She somehow also finds time to raise 2 beautiful daughters. Did I mention she's actually superwoman?
Cheers to a wonderful outgoing First Lady on her special day, and to the Obama family for their courage and leadership. We'll miss you, Michelle!
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#2 Michelle Obama And President Barack Obama Speak During A Rally At Alliant Energy Amphitheater In Dubuque, Iowa On Aug. 15, 2012
#3 The Couple Knows How To Have Fun Together. Here, They’re Making Faces As The Car Carrying Queen Elizabeth And Prince Philip Arrives At Winfield House In London, In 2011
#4 Barack Obama And Michelle Obama Share A Private Moment In A Freight Elevator At An Inaugural Ball In Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009
#5 Barack Obama Kisses Michelle Obama For The “Kiss Cam” While Attending The U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball Team’s Game Against Brazil At The Verizon Center In Washington, On July 16, 2012
#6 The First Lady Snuggled Against The President During A Video Taping For The 2015 World Expo In The Diplomatic Reception Room Of The White House
#7 President Barack Obama Watches First Lady Michelle Obama Dance With 106-Year-Old Virginia McLaurin Prior To A Reception Celebrating African American History
#8 President Barack Obama And First Lady Michelle Obama Imitate Monsters As They Read Where The Wild Things Are During The White House Easter Egg Roll On The South Lawn Of The White House On March 28, 2016 In Washington, D.C.
#9 Michelle And Barack Obama Ride On His Campaign Bus In New Hampshire After A Late Night Of Campaigning In 2008
#10 The President And First Lady Hold Hands As They Listen To The Remarks Of Rep. John Lewis Commemorating The 50th Anniversary Of Bloody Sunday And The Selma To Montgomery Civil Rights Marches On March 7, 2015