Michelle and Barack Obama have been married for 30 years so if they’re shelling out relationship advice, I’ll be sitting front row with a pen in hand.
The couple that pretty much embodies the term ‘couple goals’ continue to be a beacon of enduring love as they reach their pearl anniversary. But despite their very public profiles that weave a picture of having a perfect relationship, behind closed doors over the decades they’ve endured hardships too. Yes, they were once the President and First Lady of the United States of America, but they’re also human too.
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Like any couple they’ve had their ups and downs, but did you know they almost never made it off the ground? Back in 1989 the pair met while both working at Chicago law firm, Sidley Austin and were working in close proximity with Michelle assigned as Barack’s adviser.
The then 28-year-old was taken by his beautiful colleague, telling O, The Oprah Magazine in 2007, “I remember being struck by how tall and beautiful she was.”
He was so smitten by 25-year-old Michelle he continued to make advances that were not reciprocated in the least. “I asked her out. She refused. I kept asking,” he said. “She kept refusing.”