Barack and Michelle celebrate 20 years of marriage

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Barack and Michelle celebrate 20 years of marriage

In February 2007, Barack announced his candidacy for president of the United States, and Michelle was ready to give her full support.

But like all aspects of their partnership, it was a joint decision. "I never heard Barack say, 'I want to do it. Can you support me?'," remembered Valerie Jarrett, Michelle's former boss, now a close family friend and adviser. "Instead, they both asked themselves, 'Does this make sense for us?'."