They fell in love in Chicago and the rest was history! The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, and his wife, former First Lady Michelle Obama, led our country for eight years in what many hailed a historic presidency. Though the couple — and their two daughters Sasha, 16, and Malia, 19 — have since moved out of the White House, many people are still curious about the Obamas, wondering what the iconic couple is up to now, and of course, what they looked like when they were young.
"There's no doubt I'm a better man having spent time with Michelle," Barack told Vogue in 2013. "I would never say that Michelle's a better woman, but I will say she's a little more patient."
Though their legendary romance can not be denied, many still wonder: What did Barack and Michelle look like back in the early days of their relationship? Keep reading to see priceless throwback photos of the political power couple!
Barack, 55, and Michelle, 53, married in 1992 after dating for three years. The couple met in 1989 when Michelle (whose last name at the time was Robinson) was designated to mentor Barack at the law firm Sidley & Austin in Chicago. Their first date — now infamous thanks to the movie South Side With You, which depicted the less-than-romantic event — was a trip to see the movie Do the Right Thing in 1989. Years later, the iconic couple welcomed their two daughters and eventually, made the move into the White House.
"Anybody who knows her well knows she's got the best sense of humor of anyone you'd ever want to meet," Barack has said of his wife. "She's the most quintessentially American person I know… She's just a wonderfully normal, levelheaded person. Any American woman who meets her would immediately identify her as a fellow traveler."
In their post-White House days, Michelle and Barack have been busy traveling. The First Family visited Indonesia — where Barack spent his childhood — in June and were spotted vacationing in Hawaii earlier in the year.