"Every day with Michelle Obama makes me a better husband, a better father, and a better human," President Obama wrote on Instagram.
Power couple Barack and Michelle Obama celebrated 28 years of marital bliss this weekend by exchanging heartwarming messages of love and appreciation for each other. The former couple — who tied the knot on October 3, 1992 — has set numerous relationship goals over the years with their candid revelations about the ups and downs of their marriage. "Even with everything going on, I wanted to take a moment to say happy anniversary to the love of my life. Every day with Michelle Obama makes me a better husband, a better father, and a better human," President Obama wrote on Instagram, captioning an adorable photo of the pair.
The former commander in chief also put forth a very important request to his followers on the occasion of his anniversary, urging them to reach out to those who might not vote in the presidential election. "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," Obama wrote. "Happy anniversary, Miche. Love you."
The former first lady shared a similar message of love for her spouse on Instagram, writing: "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." Michelle also urged her followers to convince their friends, family, and acquaintances to cast their votes in the election that will determine the future president of the United States and by extension, the fate of the country. "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," the Becoming author wrote. "That's an anniversary message of the best kind. Love you, Barack."
According to PEOPLE, Michelle gave a glimpse into her relationship with Barack during a recent appearance on Rachael Ray's talk show, admitting that her husband has been known the get on her nerves — especially while quarantining. "It's really interesting, because sometimes Barack just comes into the room, and I'm in the middle of something, and he's like, 'What are you doing?'" the 56-year-old explained. "And I'm like — 'nothing, nothing. Just please go.'"
However, she redeemed the 59-year-old during the same appearance with the revelation that the father-of-two still puts in the effort to keep the spark alive in their marriage. Sharing one such instance, Michelle revealed that Barack had recently arranged a lunch date complete with an alfresco picnic and jazz for just the two of them. "What he did for me the other day — because he was writing his book all summer so I was a little bit salty, because he didn't have as much time... as a treat, he surprised me with just a beach lunch date, just the two of us... and we had wine and a little jazz and we had our two little beach chairs and an umbrella and we were just hanging out on the beach alone," she said.
President Obama recently announced the release of his long-awaited presidential memoir, A Promised Land, which he said will offer an "honest accounting" of his presidency from his perspective. Set to release on November 17, the 768-page book is the first of two volumes and will be issued around the world in 25 languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Czech, Finnish, and Vietnamese. A Promised Land will reportedly cover parts of Obama's early political life, his 2008 presidential campaign, early years in the Oval Office, and conclude with the death of Osama bin Laden in 2011.