Barack Obama just wrote a birthday message for Michelle Obama, and it's wonderful

Try not to get wistful about the last administration — though that may be impossible

Published January 18, 2018 12:07PM (EST)

Michelle and Barack Obama (Getty/Nicholas Kamm)
Michelle and Barack Obama (Getty/Nicholas Kamm)

Barack Obama warmed hearts on Wednesday with an adoring message for Michelle Obama.

The former president shared a photo of him and his wife on Instagram in honor of her birthday, where he gazes at his wife and smiles in admiration.

"You’re not only my wife and the mother of my children, you’re my best friend," Obama said in the Instagram post, "and I love you more everyday." The former First Lady turned 54.

Michelle Obama responded by thanking her husband, her "best friend, biggest fan," for the birthday flowers, with an Instagram post of her own. She also thanked "people from around the country who sent cards and posted on social media" wishing her a happy birthday. "Thank you @BarackObama for the beautiful flowers waiting for me in the office this morning," she wrote. "Getting notes and flowers from you will never get old."

In October, the former POTUS and FLOTUS reached a marriage milestone when they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. The presidential power couple tied the knot on Oct. 3, 1992 at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. Michelle also took to social media then to wish her "best friend & most extraordinary man" a happy 25th.


The Obamas' romance is always well received online – a search on Twitter with "Michelle, Obama, Goals," quickly shows how many people admire the couple. Whoever said marriage gets dull and boring over time probably never met the Obamas.

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Ellen DeGeneres and tennis legend Billie Jean King are some noteworthy people who wished Michelle Obama a happy birthday.




By Shira Tarlo

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