“In my experience, you put a suit on any half-intelligent Black man and white people tended to go bonkers,” Michelle wrote in her 2018 memoir, Becoming. “I was doubtful he’d earned the hype.”
Barack, on the other hand, was infatuated from the very beginning. He repeatedly asked Michelle out, but she rebuffed him multiple times before finally agreeing.
The Obama family’s lives changed forever in 2008 when Barack was elected as the 44th president of the United States. He entered office in 2009, and began his second term in 2013. Although his presidency came to an end in 2017, Barack’s relationship with Michelle has continued to fascinate fans.
Scroll down to see a timeline of Barack and Michelle’s love story: