Michelle Obama Remembers First Kiss and Marriage on 20th Anniversary

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Michelle Obama Remembers First Kiss and Marriage on 20th Anniversary

FLOTUS also shared that watching her husband debate makes her nervous.

Published October 4, 2012

Yesterday, President Barack Obama and wife Michelle celebrated their 20th anniversary by participating in the first presidential debates of the election season. It wasn't the most romantic of ways to celebrate the milestone, but the first lady rolled with it.

"I told Barack, 'This, you know, attending a presidential debate on my 20th anniversary is probably the worst way for me to spend (it).' ... I get so nervous at these debates," she told CNN. "I would not have chosen this, but I'm excited about it."

She was on hand in Denver last night to watch her husband go head to head with Republican candidate Mitt Romney, who many are saying came out on top in last night's debate.

The FLOTUS remembered being much more confident on the day of the wedding and looking forward to the honeymoon — a drive along the California coast.

"It was just sort of, 'OK, now we're going to do this, and we'll get it done, and then we'll go on our honeymoon,'" she remembered. "So I was really excited about the honeymoon, actually."

The couple plans on celebrating their anniversary this Saturday and the first lady has mentioned wanting to recreate their honeymoon after their time in the White House is over.

During Tuesday's appearance on Steve Harvey's new daytime talk show, she shared a bit about the couple's first kiss, why she married Barack and why she supported his wish to run for office despite her initial trepidations.

"I married him because of his character," she said. "I was very impressed that he was that committed to using his talents to help others."

"Politics is one of those mean, ugly kinda things sometimes. I didn't want my husband to go through all of that. But then I thought, this is the kind of man, person, we want in office, and if I don’t support him then I’m being really selfish."

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