In pictures: how Michelle and Barack Obama made it to their 21st anniversary
Michelle was a young associate at a Chicago law firm when they first met.
There was a huge buzz in the office about some hotshot law student from Harvard and she was asked to be his mentor.
"First I thought 'what kind of name is Barack Obama?'," remembers Michelle, pictured here with the politician at a family wedding.
"And I found out he grew up in Hawaii. I found that very strange as a girl who grew up on the south side of Chicago. My assumption was – this guy has got to be kind of weird. Kind of a little nerdy." Photo: © Rex