First Forever: How The First Family Met & Had The Longest First Date Ever

(photo courtesy of YouTube screenshot)

(photo courtesy of YouTube screenshot)

In the late 80’s, a beautiful, hard-working, family-oriented Michelle Robinson told her mother she was going to concentrate on her law career and not worry about dating. She was 25 and had just finished her first year as an associate at Sidley & Austin, a corporate law firm in her home town of Chicago. Not long after, the firm assigned her to mentor a summer associate named Barack Obama.

Barack O-what? At least that’s what many people thought when they first heard his name. Now, you can’t go anywhere in the world without knowing the leader of the Free World’s name and his wife’s: Barack and Michelle Obama. Now, there’s even a movie about the First couple and how they met called, “Southside With You” which hits theaters on Friday, August 26th.

The backstory surrounding their courtship is that the President and First Lady had one of the longest first dates ever, which set the backdrop for the beautiful First Family we see today. But truth be told, it was NOT love at first sight.

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