Why President Obama Keeps Taking Off His Wedding Ring

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Photo: Instagram via Barack Obama

As the leader of the free world, President Obama does a lot of handshaking and high-fiving. (Putin, we are not looking at you.) That being said, he has made the wedding world proud with our latest discovery — the fact that he takes off his wedding ring every time he shakes hands with someone.

Before you jump to conclusions and think it's because he's not wanting to show that he's married to the world — relax — it's moreso because he is super protective of his personal valuables, especially his ring (cue the 'awwwws'). A video surfaced recently (below) of the president, flanked with Secret Service agents, leaving Air Force One in Greensboro, North Carolina while simultaneously taking off his wedding ring as he walked toward a crowd of people and got ready to shake their hands.

This isn't the first time he's done this, per the Washington Post, and it appears that he is doing it to keep the ring safe. Even though he is left-handed but still shakes hands with his right hand, he doesn't want to put his precious ring in harm's way or risk someone snatching it. How's that for sweet and thoughtful husband?

After celebrating their 24th wedding anniversary this year, it's only natural that we should look back on their beautiful nuptials, which took place in the Windy City. The couple got married on October 3, 1992, saying "I do" at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. Mrs. Obama's brother walked her down the aisle, and the president's brother served as best man. The reception was held at the South Shore Cultural Center, and the lovebirds danced to "You and I" for their first dance as newlyweds. FLOTUS donned an off-the-shoulder long-sleeved gown (might we say that she's totally Vera Wang Fall 2017 riiiight now?!) as well as statement drop pearl earrings, channeling a total '90s vibe, and we're not complaining.

See More: Barack and Michelle Obama's Wedding Photos

24 years later, it's so refreshing to see how the POTUS takes his vows and ring seriously, making sure that it is safely guarded on a daily basis. Let's just hope he's not like some guys who take it off and forget to put it back on! Now that would be a problem...

Happy Anniversary. 💕

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