Just when you thought they couldn’t get any cuter, the Obamas proved us all wrong. The former commander in chief and First Lady have been taking a well-deserved vacation in the Virgin Islands since moving out of the White House in January. While America has been adjusting to the change of leadership, the Obamas have been relaxing like they haven’t in over eight years. Relaxing for President Obama means breaking out the sandals and a baseball cap and reminding us every so often about how much he and his wife actually love each other.
Valentine’s Day has shown to be no different. Obama tweeted out an old picture of the couple from their time in the White House. It’s hard to believe that these two have been together for almost 30 years. Eight of them were spent completely in the public eye and not once did the pair ever make anyone doubt their love for each other. Though President Obama’s post was super adorable, his wife seems to have shown him up this time by posting a vacation picture of the two of them relaxing on the beach. Clearly there is no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with your “favorite island mate.” We’re jealous.
We hope the two of them are getting the R&R they deserve. Not only were they running a country together for eight years, but raising a family together. One of the most impressive parts of their relationship is how close their whole family is. Their children have always been outwardly supportive of their parents’ love for each other. While most children would be embarrassed to have their parents featured on the infamous ‘kiss cam,’ Malia Obama couldn’t have been more excited for her parents’ chance to kiss on the big screen (also, AWE).
Even to those who may be single right now, we hope that this Valentine’s Day everyone gets to experience the love that Barack and Michelle Obama have for each other in some way or another.