From Prince William and Kate to George and Amal Clooney, we asked you to vote for your favourite loved-up celebrity couple in our exclusive online poll. And now on Valentine's Day, the most romantic day of the year, we can reveal that the couple with the most votes is... Barack and Michelle Obama! The former US President and his leading First Lady will be spending their first Valentine's Day out of the White House in eight years. The power couple recently let their hair down on a much-deserved holiday in California and the Caribbean, but they're now back in Washington D.C. where they are settling into their new £5m home.
Barack and Michelle's love story began in 1989, when the couple met while working in the same Chicago law firm. There was a huge buzz in the office about some hotshot law student from Harvard and Michelle was asked to be his mentor. "First I thought, 'What kind of name is Barack Obama?'" the mum-of-two later recalled. "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."
For their first date, the couple went sightseeing in Chicago before they watched Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing at the cinema. Afterwards, Michelle drove Barack back to his apartment. "I offered to buy her an ice cream cone," the President recalled. "I asked if I could kiss her. It tasted of chocolate." Michelle confessed she was immediately smitten, saying: "By the end of the day it was over. I was sold."
Barack and Michelle Obama won 53 per cent of votes
After dating for three years, Michelle and Barack tied the knot on 3 October 1992. Speaking about their vows, Michelle has previously said: "Barack didn't pledge riches, only a life that would be interesting. On that promise he delivered." In his final speech as president last month, Barack credited Michelle for "taking on a role she didn't ask for" during his two-term presidency. Turning towards his wife, he declared: "Michelle – for the past 25 years, you've been not only my wife and mother of my children, but my best friend. You took on a role you didn't ask for and made it your own with grace and grit and style and good humour."
Prince William and Kate came second with 30 per cent
Aww! See the full list of couples below...
1. Barack and Michelle Obama – 53 per cent
2. Prince William and Kate – 30 per cent
3. George and Amal Clooney – 4 per cent
4. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds – 4 per cent
5. David and Victoria Beckham – 2 per cent
6. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel – 2 per cent
8. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher – 1 per cent
9. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux – 1 per cent
10. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend – 1 per cent