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Like every one, theirs had a beginning. Now, their first date, a trip to see Do the Right Thing inis getting the Hollywood treatment through the film Southside With You hitting theaters on Aug. After a three-year courtship, the couple wed in
All week long, TODAY is marking the 30th anniversary of the summer of with a look back at some of the notable and not-so-notable people, milestones and moments from that wild and crazy time. The future president and first lady would meet and go on their first date that summer in Chicago. No one could have foreseen that date would become the stuff of legend — fodder for history books and movies and catnip for all the romantics out there.
While Barack and Michelle Obama would later go on to personify the term "power couple," that summer they were just two young people falling in love. Michelle Obama was a year into her job at a large Chicago law firm, and she had just been ased to mentor and show the ropes to a summer associate — a Harvard law student with an unusual name. A year earlier I had been working as a community organizer in some of Chicago's poorest neighborhoods, and I struggled with the decision to go to a large firm.
But with student loans mounting, the three months of salary they offered wasn't something I could pass up. Michelle worked at Sidley, too, and, in the luckiest break of my life, was ased to be my adviser, charged with helping me learn the ropes. I remember being struck by how tall and beautiful she was. Michelle Obama : Barack Obama had already created a stir at the firm.
I was skeptical of all of it. In my experience, you put a suit on any half-intelligent black man and white people tended to go bonkers. Despite my resistance to the hype that had preceded him, I found myself admiring Barack for both his self-assuredness and his earnest demeanor. Barack Obama: Over the next several weeks, we saw a lot of each other at work.
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She was kind enough to take me to a few parties, and never once commented on my mismatched and decidedly unstylish wardrobe. I asked her out. She refused. I kept asking. She kept refusing. For one thing, I was his mentor at the firm.
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Barack Obama : "I'm your adviser," she said. The two ended up going to a barbecue for their law firm's summer associates. After Michelle drove Barack home from the event, he suggested they get some ice cream, so the two walked down the block.
Michelle Obama: By the time we pulled into the neighborhood, the tension lay thick in the air between us, like something inevitable or predestined was about to happen.
Or was I imagining it? Barack Obama: I offered to buy her ice cream. And then bought her some chocolate ice cream. And I think that is what put her over the top. Michelle Obama: This is when I knew the game was on, one of the few times I decided to stop thinking and just live.
Barack Obama: I treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb.
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I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate. Michelle Obama: And with that, I leaned in and everything felt clear. A plaque was later installed at the former location of that Baskin-Robbins in Hyde Park, commemorating the kiss. Michelle Obama: The kids are highly embarrassed that there's a plaque about their parents' first kiss. The kiss may have sealed the deal, but Michelle wanted to keep their fledgling relationship under wraps for the time being.
The first official date as a couple was a full day of activities in Chicago. Michelle Obama: It was a cool date. We spent the whole day together. He was showing me all facets of his character. So we went to the Art Institute. Michelle Obama: He showed his cultural side.
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And then we took a nice, long walk. Michelle Obama: He was trying to show me his sophisticated side by selecting an independent filmmaker, and it ended up being a pretty good movie Barack Obama: Take tips, gentlemen. Michelle Obama : Still concerned about propriety, I insisted we keep our blooming relationship out of sight of our colleagues. Newt Minow: Michelle was very embarrassed, because she felt that as his supervisor, she shouldn't be dating him.
It made no difference to us that she was dating him. Michelle Obama: They greeted us warmly, even approvingly, and made no comment on the fact we were together.
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But still, there we were. Newt Minow: I thought, they have so much in common. And he was very, very happy with her. She was his intellectual equal. The Obamas tied the knot on Oct. They've since had two daughters, Malia, a Harvard undergrad, and Sasha, who just graduated high school.
Barack Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States in The summer the couple met and had their first date became the basis of a feature film, "Southside With You. Michelle Obama: It has to be a true partnership, and you have to really, really like and respect the person you're married to because it is a hard road. Don't expect it to be easy, melding two lives and trying to raise others, and doing it forever.
I mean, that's a recipe made for disaster, so there are highs and lows. But if in the end you can look him in the eye and say, 'I like you. I think you go through that wonderful love stage, but when it gets hard, you need a little bit more.
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