The former president posted a throwback photo of his wife on the social media platform, along with the caption, “Happy birthday to my love, my partner, and my best friend. Every moment with you is a blessing. Love you, Miche.”
As usual, we’re in total envy of Barack and Michelle’s strong partnership.
Michelle also took to Instagram on her birthday to share a selfie, and the message, “Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes! I know this past year has been difficult for us all on so many levels, so I just hope you all are taking care of yourselves and finding joy in the smallest moments. Love you all. ?.”
To promote his memoir, A Promised Land, Barack gave an exclusive interview to People in which he opened up about his marriage, and how it was affected by the presidency. “Michelle very much believed in the work I did but was less optimistic about what I could get done,” he told People. “She’s more skeptical about politics and more mindful of the sacrifices to the family.”
He continued, “I think we came out of it whole … There were great joys in the White House. There was never a time where we didn’t recognize what an extraordinary privilege it was to be there. Most importantly, our children emerged intact and they are wonderful, kind, thoughtful, creative—and not entitled—young women. So that’s a big sigh of relief.”
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US