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Michelle Obama and the President Remind Us of What True Love Looks Like

obama wedding anniversaryWASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02: President Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama await the arrival of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Madam Ho Ching at the North Portico of the White House August 2, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Obamas are hosting the prime minister and his wife for an official state dinner. (Photo by Leigh Vogel-Pool/Getty Images)

Total relationship goals. President Obama looked so in love with his wife, Michelle Obama, while greeting guests at a White House state dinner on Tuesday, August 2.

The formal event, which spotlighted the 50-year diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Singapore, honored the prime minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, and his wife, Ho Ching.

Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, August 2, First Lady Michelle Obama, and President Barack Obama, step out onto the North Portico of the White House, in preparation for the dinner arrival of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. and his wife, Mrs. Lee Hsien Loong, in honor of their State visit to the White House. (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, August 2, First Lady Michelle Obama, and President Barack Obama, step out onto the North Portico of the White House, in preparation for the dinner arrival of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. and his wife, Mrs. Lee Hsien Loong, in honor of their State visit to the White House. (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“We’re bound together by history, by family and by friendship,” President Obama said at the meal. The sweetest moment from the evening, however, transpired outside of the White House as the Obamas ushered the Lees into their home.

The first lady — who looked resplendent in a white gown by American designer Brandon Maxwell — stood beside her enamored husband as they kicked off the special occasion. In numerous photos, the Commander in Chief gazed affectionately at his statuesque wife and even adorably signaled a thumbs up at one point to express his approval.

| ©2016 Photo by Cheriss May, www.cherissmay.com (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

| ©2016 Photo by Cheriss May, www.cherissmay.com (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

According to CBS News, the 200 guests situated in the East Room of the White House noshed on Wagyu beef, roasted yams, kale and heirloom carrots. They enjoyed their meal with California and New York red and white wines, as well a delicious peach sangria cake for dessert. Notable guests included FX stars Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell, Joy Luck Club author Amy Tan, and former Rep. Gabby Giffords.

The Obamas made a splash last week during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, where both the first lady and president spoke in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

“I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves,” FLOTUS said during her speech. “And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn. And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters and all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States. So, don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country isn’t great, that somehow we need to make it great again, because this right now is the greatest country on Earth.”

| ©2016 Photo by Cheriss May, www.cherissmay.com (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

| ©2016 Photo by Cheriss May, www.cherissmay.com (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Following the rousing delivery, POTUS took to his Twitter to praise his wife. “Incredible speech by an incredible woman,” he wrote last Monday. “Couldn’t be more proud & our country has been blessed to have her as FLOTUS. I love you, Michelle.”

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.