Michelle Obama Shares the Story of How Barack Obama Proposed

In her new memoir, Becoming

Updated 11/14/18

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Prepare yourselves: In her new memoir, Becoming, Michelle Obama shares the story of how Barack proposed, and it is e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.

Apparently, the couple of them were at dinner when Michelle brought up wanting to get married. She describes herself in the book as a “traditionalist,” but noted that Barack did not seem to have the same idea about taking the next step in their relationship.

"He reached for my hand and said that as much as he loved me with his whole being, he still didn't really see the point,” she wrote, per Buzzfeed.

She disagreed with his sentiment and made her point well-known. "If we're committed, why wouldn't we formalise that commitment? What part of your dignity would be sacrificed by that?" she wrote, adding that the two got into a full-fledged debate on the subject.

“We weren't fighting, but we were quarreling, and doing it attorney-style. We punched and counterpunched, dissected and cross-examined, though it was clearly I who was more inflamed. It was I who was doing most of the talking,” she explained, according to Buzzfeed.

Well, it turns out that Barack’s side of the debate was a VERY clever diversion, because a few minutes later a member of the restaurant’s staff appeared with a surprise for Michelle.

“Eventually our waiter came around holding a dessert plate, covered by a silver lid. He slid it in front of me and lifted the cover. I was almost too miffed to even look down, but when I did, I saw a dark velvet box where the chocolate cake was supposed to be. Inside it was a diamond ring,” she penned.

Needless to say, the swoon-factor here is off the charts.

See more: Michelle Obama Helped a Chicago Couple Say Their "I Do's"

Despite their overwhelmingly romantic proposal, marriage hasn’t been all happiness and surprise diamonds all the time for the former President and First Lady—who celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary earlier this year. She recently opened up about attending couple’s therapy. “I know too many young couples who struggle, and think somehow there’s something wrong with them,” Michelle said on Good Morning America last week. “I want them to know that Michelle and Barack Obama—who have a phenomenal marriage and who love each other—we work on our marriage and we get help with our marriage when we need it.”

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