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The Obamas Make 25 Years Of Marriage Look So Damn Good

Find somebody who looks at you the way Barack looks at Michelle.

Barack and Michelle Obama reached a big marriage milestone on Tuesday when they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

That’s a quarter of a century of love between the former POTUS and FLOTUS, who tied the knot on Oct. 3, 1992 at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.

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On Tuesday, Michelle wished her “swagalicious” husband a happy anniversary on Twitter, writing: “A quarter of a century later, you’re still my best friend & the most extraordinary man I know. I <3 you.”

The Obamas first met at the law firm Sidley & Austin in 1989, when Michelle was assigned a new summer associate to mentor, Barack. He was “struck by how tall and beautiful [Michelle] was” and started asking her out.

Michelle turned down his initial offers because she felt it was inappropriate given that she was his mentor. Eventually, though, she gave in.

“Finally, I offered to quit my job, and at last she relented,” Barack previously told Oprah Magazine. “On our first date, I treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb. I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate.”

Over the years, Barack has declared his love and admiration for Michelle time and time again and has credited his wife with shaping him into the man he is today.

“Obviously, I couldn’t have done anything that I’ve done without Michelle,” Obama said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2011. “You were asking earlier what keeps me sane, what keeps me balanced, what allows me to deal with the pressure. It is this young lady right here and our two daughters.”

He continued: “Not only has she been a great first lady, she is just my rock. I count on her in so many ways every single day.”

Still feeling nostalgic for more of that POTUS/FLOTUS romance? Below, take a walk a down memory lane with photos of the Obamas over the years that are #RelationshipGoals in their purest form:

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The first lady snuggles against the president during a videotaping for the 2015 World Expo in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House.
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama ride in the inaugural parade in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.
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The Obamas onstage a rally in Dubuque, Iowa, on Aug. 15, 2012.
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Barack Obama embraces Michelle Obama as they wait to speak at a rally on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 17, 2010.
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Barack and Michelle Obama at the Instagram #GimmeFive photo booth in the East Room of the White House during the annual Easter Egg Roll, April 6, 2015.
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Barack and Michelle Obama on the kiss cam screen during a timeout in an Olympic basketball exhibition game between the U.S. and Brazil men's teams in Washington on July 16, 2012.
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Barack and Michelle Obama kiss at an inauguration reception at the National Building Museum on Jan. 20, 2013, in Washington.
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The Obamas attend the "Christmas in Washington" taping at the National Building Museum in Washington on Dec. 13, 2009.
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Michelle Obama wipes something from Barack Obama's forehead during a dinner at the Schloss Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin on June 19, 2013.
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The Obamas in Kenya in 1992.
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Michelle and Barack Obama get into character as they read Where the Wild Things Are at the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on March 28, 2016.
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The Obamas watch the fireworks over the National Mall from the roof of the White House on July 4, 2010.
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Senior adviser Valerie Jarrett with Barack and Michelle Obama in the Red Room of the White House on March 20, 2009.
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Barack Obama asks Michelle Obama to dance at the Inaugural Ball in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.
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Then-Sen. Barack Obama and Michelle Obama backstage before a primary rally in the gymnasium at Nashua South High School in Nashua, New Hampshire, Jan. 8, 2008.
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Barack Obama watches as Michelle Obama putts during a round of mini golf at Pirate's Island Golf on Aug. 14, 2010, in Panama City Beach, Florida.
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Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's hands rest on the railing of a boat during a tour of St. Andrews Bay in Panama City Beach, Florida, on Aug. 15, 2010.
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The Obamas dance during the Western Inaugural Ball on Jan. 20, 2009, in Washington.
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Michelle and Barack Obama tour the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 16, 2007, in Des Moines.
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Barack Obama and Michelle Obama on the evening of his first inauguration, Jan. 20, 2009.
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The Obamas hug at a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa.
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“I was moving around trying to capture different scenes away from the stage during an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches. When I glanced back towards the stage, I noticed the president and first lady holding hands as they listened to the remarks of Rep. John Lewis. I managed to squeeze off a couple of frames before they began to applaud, and the moment was gone.” — Pete Souza
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Barack Obama and Michelle Obama walk toward Marine One across the South Lawn of the White House.
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The Obamas on their wedding day, Oct. 3, 1992.
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Michelle and Barack Obama at an Affordable Care Act reception in the East Room of the White House on May 1, 2014.
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Barack Obama and Michelle Obama celebrate with outgoing social secretary Jeremy Bernard and incoming social secretary Deesha Dyer after a state dinner at the White House on April 28, 2015.
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The Obamas wait in the Map Room of the White House before welcoming President Felipe Calderón of Mexico on May 19, 2010.
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