The Most Romantic Photos of Barack & Michelle Obama, & the Stories Behind Them

Way back in October 1992, Barack and Michelle Obama tied the knot and, though we didn’t know it at the time, began one of the sweetest and most #RelationshipGoals marriages the country has ever seen. Sure, they occasionally bicker and have disagreements (which they are totally honest and open about), but their union has pretty much been totally free of scandal and drama. And we have the sweetest Barack and Michelle Obama pictures to prove it.

These two are so supportive of each other’s goals, so into parenting, so totally into each other — still, after all these years — we can hardly take all the cuteness. And on top of it all, they are way too photogenic at the same time.

They’ve been gone from the White House for almost two years now, but we still miss seeing them interact and lead together every day. Even though they still have each other, it feels like we need them too. Let’s take a walk down memory lane with some of their best moments as a couple caught on film.

A kiss of solidarity on Barack’s last day as acting president

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: President Barack Obama gives a kiss to his wife first lady Michelle Obama before the arrival of President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump, at the White House on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Later in the morning President-elect Trump will be sworn in as the nation's 45th president during an inaugural ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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This had to have been a moment of so many emotions. Taken at the White House on Jan. 20, 2017, it was the last day the Obamas were president and first lady as well as the first day Donald Trump would be in office. Still, they are steadfast and steady as they hold hands and share a kiss.

Only the Obamas can make nose-picking adorable

First Lady Michelle Obama primps President Barack Obama as they wait to welcome Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Mrs. Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore to the White House with a ceremony on the South Lawn on August 2, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Official visit includes a State Dinner this evening. Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI
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One thing we love about the relationship of the Obamas is that they are super-real. Most any married couple can identify with this moment in 2016, when they were awaiting the arrival of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Michelle spotted something in or on Barack’s nose. The intimate moment was caught on film, and we are just positive they are going to be a couple until the end of time.

The couple that reads together…

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 28: (AFP OUT) President Barack Obama (R) and first lady Michelle Obama (L) imitate monsters as they read "Where the wild things are"during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House March 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. The tradition dates back to 1878 when President Rutherford B. Hayes allowed children to roll eggs on the South Lawn. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
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Sure, we are adults, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want Barack and Michelle Obama to read us Where the Wild Things Are on the White House lawn on Easter. We love their mutual dedication to kids health and education, and in this picture, they just look so totally in tune with each other and into what they’re doing.

An intimate family moment at the White House

Another thing we love about the Obamas? Despite their big dreams and big ambitions, they are first and foremost always a family. We love this intimate shot Michelle posted on Instagram that captured their day-to-day life living at the White House — a situation that was far from normal but that they made as normal as possible for their girls.

Embracing at an event

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 20: U.S. President Barack Obama kisses the first lady Michelle Obama as he visits her and the Kids' "State Dinner" luncheon event at the East Room of the White House August 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. Fifty-four kids representing all U.S. states, three territories and the District of Columbia, ages 8-12 and winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge to create a healthy, affordable and tasty lunchtime recipe with nutritional guidelines set by the Agriculture Department, were invited to participate in the event. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Sometimes in Barack and Michelle’s pictures, you can see exactly how cute and adorable this couple will be when they’re seniors decades from now. No strangers to little moments of PDA, they stole a quick peck during Michelle’s “state dinner” for 54 kids who won her “Healthy Lunchtime Challenge” back in 2012.

An intimate moment during the swearing-in ceremony

President Barack Obama takes the oath of office, placing his hand on the Lincoln bible held by First Lady Michelle Obama on the steps of the US Capital in Washington. (Photo by Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images)
Image: Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images.

What’s cuter than holding hands? When you’re being sworn in as the president of the United States and your wife holds the Bible for you. This was a historic moment for the country and an especially huge milestone: Barack entering office as the first Black president with his partner by his side. We still get a little weepy thinking about it.

The fist bump seen round the world

ST. PAUL, MN - JUNE 3: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) (R) and his wife Michelle Obama bump fists at an election night rally at the Xcel Energy Center June 3, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Obama clinched the Democratic presidential nomination following today's primaries in South Dakota and Montana, although his rival Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) has not yet conceded the race. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Sometimes the most romantic thing is a fist bump. This moment took place the night Barack found out he had won the democratic primary in the 2008 election, and it truly symbolizes the deep, amazing partnership he has with his wife. In fact, fist bumping might be our true love language — we just didn’t know it until now.

A candid moment of teasing backstage in Des Moines

DES MOINES, IA - MAY 20: Democratic presidential hopeful U.S Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) (D-IL) , his wife Michelle Obama and their daughters, Sasha and Malia back stage at a rally near the Iowa state capitol building May 20, 2008 in Des Moines, Iowa. Oregon and Kentucky held their Democratic primaries today, but Obama decided to attend a rally in the state where he won his first primary in January. (Photo by Charles Ommanney/Getty Images)
Image: Charles Ommanney/Getty Images.

Romantic moments caught on film aren’t all that have painted the picture of the relationship between Barack and Michelle. It’s also candid moments when we can see that they really do like each other and have fun hanging out with each other. This backstage moment from the 2008 campaign trail really shows their personalities — Michelle animatedly talking about Barack, and Barack enjoying every second of it.

Going on 26 years of adorable moments

One of the craziest things about Barack and Michelle Obama’s relationship is they have been married for over 25 years now — and they were being cute decades before the country even knew who they were. Here’s proof: a shot of the couple on their wedding day as Barack playfully takes off Michelle’s bridal garter.

Here’s to many more sweet moments between this former president and first lady.