October 3rd was the day former president Barack Obama and wife Michelle celebrated their 25th anniversary .
But because of the former first lady’s increasingly busy speaking schedule, Mrs. O was sitting down with super-producer Shonda Rhimes at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women in Philadelphia on Tuesday night instead of a romantic dinner with her husband.
So the president pulled a modified Kanye West and crashed the stage with a message for his wife.
“The idea that you would put up with me for a quarter of a century is a remarkable testament to what a saintly, wonderful, patient person you are,” begins Obama, dressed in a white button down (sans tie) and black blazer and sitting in front of a giant window that could have been in the living room of their Kalorama home.
Obama went on to call his wife “an extraordinary partner” and “a great friend, somebody who could always make me laugh, somebody who would always make sure that I was following what was right.” He highlighted the former first lady’s strength, grace, determination and honesty, adding that she looks “so good while doing all this.”
“It’s no wonder,” he continued, “that as people got to know you the way that I got to know you, that they fell in love.”