Ever since President Barack Obama was elected in 2008, he and Michelle Obama have been showing the world what poise, charisma, and unwavering dedication looks like. Through the years, it's become clear that their synergy as a couple is truly remarkable. From Barack and Michelle Obama's relationship timeline, it's clear they've been there for each other through it all. In a March 2013 interview with Vogue, the former president opened up about how marrying Michelle changed him for the better
"Michelle’s like Beyoncé in that song, ‘Let me upgrade ya!’ She upgraded me," Barack told the magazine. And just so we're clear, if your partner ever compares you to Beyoncé in any song, they're a keeper. The former POTUS was also quick to admit he owes much of his success to Michelle. "Obviously I couldn't have done anything that I've done without Michelle," Barack told Oprah Winfrey in a 2011 interview. "You were asking earlier what keeps me sane, what keeps me balanced, what allows me to deal with the pressure. It is this young lady right here... Not only has she been a great first lady, she is just my rock. I count on her in so many ways every single day." In honor of what an awesome team these two make, here's a look at how their love story began.