‘One and Only’: Barack and Michelle Obama Exchange Sweet Valentine’s Day Messages

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The former president and first lady are no strangers to documenting their love on social media, and this Valentine’s Day was no exception.

Former President Barack Obama shared a candid photo of the couple dressed to the nines. “Happy Valentine’s Day to the extraordinary smart, beautiful, funny, one and only @MichelleObama,” he wrote on Twitter Thursday.

“It’s true; she does get down to Motown,” he continued in a reference to Michelle Obama’s appearance on the Grammy awards Sunday.

Former first lady Michelle Obama shared a throwback picture of her own, featuring her daughters Sasha and Malia. “So lucky to call these three my valentines for all these years,” she wrote on Instagram.


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This year’s messages are a continuation of a tradition of Valentine’s Day dedications since the couple left the White House.

Barack shared a more recent picture for the 2018 holiday. “You make every day and every place better,” he wrote.

Last year, the former first lady went all-out by making a 44-song Spotify playlist called “Forever Mine.” It included love songs such as “Your Song” by Elton John, “All of Me” by John Legend, and  “At Last” by Etta James.

To this day, the playlist has over 118,000 followers on Spotify.

Valentine’s Day 2017 came just weeks after the pair departed the White House, but Barack still shared a picture of them in their former Pennsylvania Ave. residence. “Almost 28 years with you, but it always feels new,” he wrote.

Michelle, on the other hand, cherished their new-found freedom and shared a beach vacation picture and called her husband her “favorite island mate.”

The couple’s post-presidency posts have outshined their less-frequent 2008-2016 ones, but Barack still chimed in as president to wish his wife a Happy Valentine’s Day.

The Obamas will celebrate their 27th wedding anniversary this October.

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