“I had to crash this party because today we have been married for 25 years,” said Obama, whose message was broadcast on a big screen. “The idea that you would put up with me for a quarter of a century is a remarkable testament to what a saintly, wonderful, patient person you are.”
Obama went on to call the former FLOTUS “an extraordinary partner,” “a great friend” and “somebody who could always make me laugh” while making sure “that I was following what I thought was right.”
She was “an example to our daughters and to the entire country,” he added.
Obama later shared the video to Facebook. He captioned it, “Asking you to go out with me is the best decision I ever made. I love you, Michelle.”
Check out the full video message above.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.