Oct 24, 2012

Obama's Celebrated Wedding Anniversary and Pictured on Their Big Day

The Obamas recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary, marking two decades of love and devotion to each other.

The milestone fell on Wednesday October 3 which was the same date as the President’s first debate with Republican rival Mitt Romney. That Saturday they made up for it with a romantic dinner at the Bourbon Steak at the Four Seasons hotel in Washington, DC.

To mark the occasion Mr Obama tweeted: ‘Twenty years ago today, I married the love of my life and my best friend. Happy anniversary, Michelle.’

His wife Tweeted back: ‘Happy 20th anniversary, Barack. Thank you for being an incredible partner, friend and father every day. I love you!’

The Obama’s journey together when she was a 25-year-old Michelle Robinson and he was a 27-year-old lawyer in the making. They met at the Chicago corporate law office where she was his mentor, and neither have looked back from there.

She supported him during his failed bid to be the Democrat challenger for a Chicago House seat in 2000. She was also at his side four years later when he tried for a Senate seat in Illinois and won.

According to author Jodi Kantor, who has written about the Obamas, now they are in the White House they are known as being ‘introverted’ and are not Washington schmoozers.

Family seems to be their priority and the couple have also often spoken of how they insist on both being at the dinner table every day so that they can eat with their two children, Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11.

In interviews, the Obamas have in the past admitted going through a rocky patch but now say they have patched things up and are stronger than ever.

But they have not lost their sense of humour and Mr Obama has previously joked that his wife forgot their first wedding anniversary, which fell on a Saturday. She supposedly told him: ‘What’s on Saturday?