Barack Obama toasted his wife on her 55th birthday with a touching tribute on Twitter.
The former president shared a throwback picture of him and Michelle from early on in their relationship.
A young Michelle beams as Barack puts his arm around her, holding a newspaper.
Judging from the newspaper in Barack’s hand, it looks like the photo was taken when the couple visited Kenya in 1992 after they got engaged. Mama Ngina Drive is in Mombasa, Kenya. She would have been in her late 20s and he would have been in his early 30s.
“I knew it way back then and I’m absolutely convinced of it today — you’re one of a kind, @MichelleObama. Happy birthday!” Obama wrote in the post.
I knew it way back then and I’m absolutely convinced of it today — you’re one of a kind, @MichelleObama. Happy Birthday! pic.twitter.com/ejqm0uC9J4
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 17, 2019
The couple celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary back in October. In her new memoir, “Becoming,” Michelle details how her marriage to Obama was unlikely— he made a terrible first impression and she was against dating him, since they met when he was an intern at the Chicago law firm where she worked.