Barack and Michelle Obama: A Photo Timeline of One of the Most Loyal Relationships in Politics

Barack and Michelle Obama were the face of politics for eight years while former President Obama ran the country. But regardless of which side you’re on, one thing we can all agree on is their marriage was rock solid through his entire presidency. This political couple was never plagued with cheating scandals or unfaithfulness of any kind — and they continue to stand by each other’s side through everything. Here is a timeline of the relationship that makes Barack and Michelle one of the most loyal couples in politics.

1989: Barack and Michelle Obama meet at her law firm

Barack and Michelle

This photo was taken after the couple was married, but clearly their relationship worked out after that initial meeting. | Michelle Obama (archived) via Instagram

Michelle and Barack met back in 1989 when he became a summer associate at the law firm where Michelle worked. He was 28 and she was 25 at the time, but the two had both done post-grad at Harvard, so the firm decided to make Michelle a mentor for Barack. Barack asked Michelle on a date, and she said no at first. Barack said he asked her out several times over the course of his stay at the firm, and she eventually said yes.

Next: They went on their first date several months after he initially asked her out. 

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