Michelle Obama shares priceless photo of her wedding to Barack and other amazing throwbacks

Raechal Shewfelt
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment

Michelle Obama is throwing it way back.

The former first lady is sharing photos of her storied life — from her childhood in Chicago to her wedding to Barack Obama — before releasing her memoir, Becoming, in the fall. And they’re fantastic!

Former FLOTUS Michelle Obama speaks at the United State of Women Summit 2018 on May 5 in L.A. (Photo: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

The shot of Michelle with her groom at the reception following their 1992 wedding, for example, shows their excitement about becoming a married couple. It captures the future president and his bride sharing a laugh, as he places a traditional wedding garter on her leg.

She explained in the caption that, surprisingly, her new husband had started the day feeling unwell. Obviously his condition improved.

Michelle shared another photo from her days as an undergraduate at Princeton University. She has spoken about that period in her life over the years, particularly as a way to motivate American students to pursue a postsecondary education. “I didn’t know anybody. I didn’t know what classes to take,” she said at the White House in 2016. “Shoot, I didn’t even have the right size sheets for my bed. Because I didn’t realize the beds in college are extra long. I was homesick. I was anxious. But after a couple of months, I had to get it together. I had to make a decision. And I decided that I needed to step up and own my college education, just like I owned my high school education.”

An image of Michelle as a young girl, with parents Fraser and Marian Robinson, shows her looking a lot like her daughter Sasha did as a child. Michelle often makes reference to her parents, as she did at a Washington, D.C., school graduation in June 2010.

“I remember my mom pushing me and my brother to do things she’d never done herself, things she’d been afraid to do herself,”’ she said. “What I can remember is my father getting up every day and going to work at the water filtration plant, even after he was diagnosed with MS, even after it got hard for him to button his shirt, and to get up and walk. See, I remember my parents sacrificing for us, pouring everything they had into us, being there for us, encouraging us to reach for a life they never knew.”

Michelle’s father died in 1991. She remains close with her mother.


Becoming doesn’t arrive in bookstores until Nov. 13, so expect plenty more photos from the family photo album.

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