Barack and Michelle celebrate 20 years of marriage

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Barack and Michelle celebrate 20 years of marriage

Yet despite that initial chemistry, the pair didn't get together. Michelle was concentrating on her job and her role as an advisor to Barack. But one month into their friendship, the young lawyer was insisting he should take her out.

"So I said, 'OK, I'll go out on this date with you," remembers the first lady. But we won't call it a date."

The pair went sightseeing in Chicago, caught a film – Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing. Afterwards Barack sealed the deal.

"She drove me back to my apartment, and I offered to buy her an ice cream cone. … I asked if I could kiss her. It tasted of chocolate," he remembers.

Michelle was smitten. "By the end of the day it was over. I was sold," she says. The pair wed in 1992.