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The Obamas Celebrate 25 Years Of Marriage (Photos)

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Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have commemorated their 25th wedding anniversary with loving messages on social media.

On Oct. 3, Michelle took to Instagram and Twitter to wish her husband a happy anniversary, sharing a black and white photograph of their wedding day.

"Happy 25th anniversary [Barack]," the former first lady wrote. "A quarter of a century later, you're still my best friend & the most extraordinary man I know. I [love] you."

In 2013, Barack shared another photograph of their wedding day, writing, "'You and I' [21 Years]."

The Obamas met in 1989 while working at the Sidley & Austin law firm in Chicago, according to HuffPost. Michelle was working as the future president's mentor and initially declined his offers of a date because of their work relationship. They eventually began a relationship and married at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in October 1992.

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On Jan. 10, Barack gave an emotional ode to Michelle during his final address in the Oval Office.

"Michelle LaVaughn Robinson of the South Side ... for the past 25 years you have not only been my wife and mother of my children, you have been my best friend," the president told the first lady through a crowd in Chicago, according to The New York Times.

"You took on a role you didn't ask for," he continued. "And you made it your own with grace and with grit and with style, and good humor. You made the White House a place that belongs to everybody. And a new generation sets its sights higher because it has you as a role model."

Since exiting the White House, the Obamas have lived with their two daughters in Washington, D.C.

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On Oct. 2, there was speculation that the former first family was eyeing a move into a spacious condo in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York Business Insider reports. The apartment, spanning two floors with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, comes with a private drive-through that would be advantageous for a family protected by Secret Service.

The presidential couple's eldest daughter, 19-year-old Malia Obama, began attending Harvard University in the fall semester. On Sept. 25, Barack disclosed that watching his daughter leave the family home was an emotional experience for him.

"I dropped off Malia at college, and I was saying to Joe and Jill (Biden) that it was a little bit like open-heart surgery, and I was proud that I did not cry in front of her," he said during a reception for the Beau Biden Foundation in Delaware, according to USA Today. "But on the way back, the Secret Service was off, looking straight ahead, pretending they weren't hearing me as I sniffled and blew my nose. It was rough."

Sources: Business InsiderHuffPost, The New York TimesUSA Today / Featured Image: DoD News/Flickr / Embedded Images: Michelle Obama/Instagram, Barack Obama/Instagram

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