Jump to. Through her four main initiatives, she has become a role model for women and an advocate for healthy familiesservice members and their familieshigher educationand international adolescent girls education. When people ask First Lady Michelle Obama to describe herself, she doesn't hesitate to say that first and foremost, she is Malia and Sasha's mom. But before she was a mother — or a wife, lawyer, or public servant — she was Fraser and Marian Robinson's daughter. The Robinsons lived in a brick bungalow on the South Side of Chicago. Fraser was a pump operator for the Chicago Water Department, and despite being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at a young age, he hardly ever missed a day of work.
The former President and First Lady have been a power couple since they wed 29 years ago on Oct. Michelle, who was also a Harvard Law alumna, was ased to be his mentor. Michelle Obama then Michelle Robinson actually initially didn't want to date Barack because they were co-workers. This is completely tacky. Their first date consisted of a long walk, the Chicago Art Institute and, of course, ice cream. Obama said in a 20th anniversary video"I offered to buy her ice cream.
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And then bought her some chocolate ice cream. And I think that is what put her over the top. That's where she said, 'This guy knows how to treat a woman. Michelle wrote of her husband and their wedding day on Instagram"You can't tell it from this photo, but Barack woke up on our wedding day in October, with a nasty head cold.
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Somehow, by the time I met him at the altar, it had miraculously disappeared and we ended up dancing almost all night. Twenty five years later, we're still having fun, while also doing the hard work to build our partnership and support each other as individuals. I can't imagine going on this wild ride with anybody else.
Even senators need a hand every now and then!
InMichelle fixed her husband's tie before he gave a keynote address in Chicago. According to Michelle"Barack didn't pledge riches, only a life that would be interesting. On that promise he delivered. Inwhen he was still just a presidential hopeful, a proud Michelle hugged her husband on the campaign trail.
The couple fist bumped in at a campaign rally after Barack became the official nominee for the Democratic party. The pair had their first dance as President and First Lady when Barack Obama was inaugurated in After the Inaugural Ball, the Obamas look the elevator straight to Cloud Nine, and this photo is proof!
Barack told Marie Claire in about his wife's best qualities. She's just a wonderfully normal, levelheaded person.
Any American woman who meets her would immediately identify her as a fellow traveler. But I always knew she'd be incredible at it, and put her own unique stamp on the job. That's because who you see is who she is — the brilliant, funny, generous woman who, for whatever reason, agreed to marry me.
I think people gravitate to her because they see themselves in her — a dedicated mom, a good friend, and someone who's not afraid to poke a little fun at herself from time to time. Michelle said of her husband on their 28th anniversary, "I love BarackObama for his smile, his character, and his compassion. So grateful to have him as a partner through everything life throws at us. After leaving the White House, the pair went on a vacation to Joshua Tree, and "pushed" around this big boulder.
Fitting, considering Barack has called Michelle his rock. Not only has she been a great first lady, she is just my rock. I count on her in so many ways every single day.
Since leaving the White House, the pair has enjoyed their downtime. But also to be friends again. FB Tweet More. Pinterest Send Text Message. Continued on next slide.
After getting engaged inthe pair wed in Chicago on Oct. Barack and Michelle Obama wedding. Barack and Michelle Obama. These two even manage to make campaigning look fun! Needless to say, the pair rolled into their next eight years in style. Barack Obama, Michelle Obama.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. The pair danced together at their second Inaugural Ball insmiling like two kids in love. Credit: From left: Michelle and Barack Obama in Even the leader of the free world needs a helping hand every now and then. Get someone who looks at you the way that Barack looks at Michelle. Even as the President of the United States, Barack knows that his wife is always the star!
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