Both Barack and Michelle shared lovely photos with each other and accompanied it with heartfelt messsages.
Former President Barack Obama and his wife, former First Lady Michelle Obama, got married on October 3, 1992, and they went on to welcome two daughters, Malia, 23, and Sasha, 20. It's been 29 years since, and their love for each other only seems to be growing with time.
Michelle, 57, shared a lovely collage of her and her husband, 60, on Instagram to mark their 29th wedding anniversary. "How it started vs. how it's going," wrote Michelle. "Happy anniversary, Barack—love you!", along with a heart and kiss emoji!
Michelle's collage had two images- a before and after of the couple, showing how they've aged gracefully over the years.
Barack Obama also shared a couple of photos of them, with a heartfelt message to the woman who stood right by him for nearly three decades. "Happy anniversary, Miche! 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," he shared. "I can't imagine life without you."
The one thing that sets the coupe apart from the rest is that they openly admit they're not always perfect, and discuss how they've overcome issues that came their way. Now, they're an example for the younger generation.
"We didn't have role models of the hard times because our parents, their generation were taught you don't talk about marriage and you definitely don't talk about the hard times," Michelle told PEOPLE ahead of their 29th anniversary. "So, when you're young and coming up and raising a family together, no one has prepared you for the fact that there will be times when you will have to devote your energies to other things."
She even revealed, in her 2018 memoir Becoming, that she and her husband had attended marriage counseling sessions together. “Because we’re role models, it’s important for us to be honest and say, if you’re in a marriage and there are times you want to leave, that’s normal — because I felt that way,” she said, reports PEOPLE.
During her book tours, she also went on to reveal that she's had issues with fertility. Michelle shared that she suffered a miscarriage and was only able to conceive her girls through in vitro fertilization (IVF).
With his memoir, A Promised Land, being released, Barack also wrote openly about the pressure of politics on their marriage.
"There were nights [in the White House] when lying next to Michelle in the dark, I'd think about those days when everything between us felt lighter when her smile was more constant and our love less encumbered," the former president wrote in A Promised Land. "And my heart would suddenly tighten at the thought that those days might not return."
But, as Michelle said, those days have "fortunately" returned, once their two-term tenure at the White House came to an end. Now, their foundation is "even more solid" after going through their difficulties. "I am happy to say that I can now look up from all of that and look over across the room and I still see my friend," she gushed.
Here's hoping that the two of them celebrate many more anniversaries together!
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