The Obamas may no longer be in the White House, but the state of their union remains stronger than ever.
On Sunday, Barack Obama accepted the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation's "Profile in Courage" Award. The former President, former First Lady Michelle Obama, and former Vice President Joe Biden were all in attendance at the ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, where Obama gave an acceptance speech for the award that included a special shout-out to his wife.
Obama, who was introduced at the ceremony by Kennedy scion Jack Schlossberg, dedicated a portion of his speech to Michelle, explaining that he thinks America was lucky to have her as First Lady, and joking that he's personally lucky that she is still by his side.
"I also want to thank Michelle Obama for, after the presidency, sticking with me," he said, as the camera panned to Michelle, who was smiling from her seat in the audience. "Because I think she felt an obligation to the country to stay on, but once her official duties were over, it wasn't clear. I love my wife, and I'm grateful for her, and I do believe that it was America's great good fortune to have her as First Lady."
This is not the first time President Obama has taken time during a public speech to highlight his and his wife's relationship. Most notably, at his farewell address to the nation delivered in Chicago shortly before his term came to an end, the former president said, "Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, girl 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. You took on a role you didn't ask for, 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. You have made me proud, and you have made the country proud."
Of course, it's no surprise to most that through a presidency and beyond, these two are still going strong.
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