During the middle of a question-and-answer session at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women in Philadelphia, former President Barack Obama surprised his wife, former First Lady Michelle Obama, by dropping in with a recorded video message wishing her a happy 25th anniversary.
Appearing on the big screen on stage, President Obama first apologized for “crashing” the conference, then launched into a heartfelt tribute for the former First Lady.
“Hey honey,” the former president began, “listen, I know you are with all these important Pennsylvania women. But I had to crash this party because today we have been married for 25 years.”
The audience responded to the surprise message with applause and laughter, and the former first lady blushed and smiled while on stage with tears in her eyes.
“Not only have you been an extraordinary partner, not only have you been a great friend, somebody who could always make me laugh, somebody who would always make sure that I was following what I thought was right, but you have also been an example to our daughters and to the entire country,” he continued.
After the video completed, Mrs. Obama turned to Shonda Rhimes also on stage and joked “I better get home.”
The Obamas were married on October 3, 1992 in Chicago.