In 1989 a young lawyer invited his colleague out for ice cream.
It was the start of a romance which would result in two decades of marriage, and a stable partnership that would fascinate the world over.
As they celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary on October 3, Barack and Michelle Obama remain one of the most high profile couples in the world. And part of their appeal is their happy marriage.
The fact they talk openly about the intricacies of their relationship, and the tricky moments, makes people respect them even more.
In this special report, HELLO! Online takes a closer look at the couple's winning partnership.