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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Obamas to celebrate 20th wedding anniversary

2008 photo (Flickr - vargas2040 - Creative Commons license - Wikipedia)

Barack and Michelle Obama will celebrate 20 years of marriage tomorrow which also is the day of the first presidential debate for 2012.

The Obamas met while working in the Sidley Austin law firm. On their first date, they went to see the Spike Lee movie, Do the Right Thing. The Obamas were married by controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright. They have two daughters - Malia Ann (born 1998) and Natasha (known as Sasha, born 2001). 
Obamas walking to church, August 2012 - Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
President Obama came from a less "traditional" married household when compared to Mrs. Obama's family. President Obama's parents were married on February 2, 1961 when his mother was three months pregnant. It was later found that his father was already married. Michelle Obama's parents were married on October 27, 1960 and remained married until her father's death in 1991. Michelle was born in 1964.

It was reported in Psychology Today that President Obama's secret to a successful marriage is, "Just do whatever she tells you to." In May 2012, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to publicly support legalizing same-sex marriage.

 ©2012 Tomi Johnson. All rights reserved.

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