Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the United States and wife Michelle Obama took to Instagram in honor of October 3, which marks their twenty-eighth wedding anniversary.
The former president, who served as the 44th president of the U.S. from 2009 to 2017, uploaded a photo of himself with wife Michelle that the couple appear smiling at each other. Alongside the said photo, Obama added the following caption that also refers to the upcoming presidential elections in the United States:
“Even with everything going on, I wanted to take a moment to say happy anniversary to the love of my life. Every day with @MichelleObama makes me a better husband, a better father, and a better human. This year, while we appreciate all your well-wishes, what we’d really love is for each of you to reach out to one person in your life who might not vote. Help them get registered. Help them make a plan to cast their ballot. Send them to iwillvote.com to get started. Happy anniversary, Miche. Love you.”
In the same way, Michelle Obama, the first African-American first lady, released a tribute for her husband of 28 years and added a message to urge people to vote:
“28 years with this one. 💕 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. And this year, we have a request for you — pick one person in your life who might not vote and make sure they do. Tell us about it in the comments! That’s an anniversary message of the best kind. Love you, Barack. ❤️😘”
The couple, who inspired millions of people, began dating in 1989 and married on October 3, 1992. Obamas welcomed their first baby Malia Ann in 1998 after a miscarriage and then Natasha in 2001.
See below to view Barack Obama’s mentioned Instagram post.