Barack and Michelle Obama celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. That’s the silver anniversary.
But the former president put some pink in his wife’s cheeks with a lovey-dovey public ode to his beloved.
In the morning, the former first lady posted a photo of herself as a bride on her wedding day with her groom.
“A quarter of a century later, you’re still my best friend & the most extraordinary man I know. I (heart) you,” she wrote.
Nearly 2 million followers “loved” that message, which she also tweeted.
Then the former president showed off some enviable husband skills when he surprised his wife during her appearance with TV producer Shonda Rhimes at the nonpartisan Pennsylvania Conference for Women in Philadelphia.
People described the “grand gesture.”
Obama appeared on a big screen and delivered a loving tribute that made his wife cry.
“I had to crash this party because today we have been married for 25 years,” he said. “The idea that you would put up with me for a quarter of a century is a remarkable testament to what a saintly, wonderful, patient person you are.”
He went on.
“It was a lot easier for me to do it, because the fact of the matter is that not only have you been an extraordinary partner, not only have you been a great friend, somebody who could always make me laugh, somebody who would always make sure that I was following what I thought was right, but you have also been an example to our daughters and to the entire country.”
He praised his wife’s “strength, grace, determination and honesty,” saying, “it’s no wonder that as people got to know you the way that I got to know you, they fell in love.”
Oh, and one more thing.
He really appreciates “the fact that you look so good” doing all of this, he told his wife.
The former first lady, blushing, told the audience, “I better get home.”
Obama fans sent the couple best wishes on social media.