Barack Obama posts swoon-worthy message for Michelle's 56th birthday: 'You are my star'

Happy birthday, Michelle Obama! 

The former first lady turns 56 on Jan. 17 -- and her husband's birthday message to her is definitely setting the bar for #couplegoals. 

On Friday, Obama wished his wife of 27 years a happy birthday in the most modern way possible: on Instagram. 

The 44th president shared a collage of photos taken of the couple at a photo booth, as they hug, kiss and throw up peace signs. 

"In every scene, you are my star, @MichelleObama!" the 44th president wrote. "Happy birthday, baby!"

The father-of-two regularly takes to social media for anniversaries and birthdays with romantic messages. To celebrate his 27th anniversary in October, Obama posted a photo of the couple gazing into a sunset.

"Like the Beatles said: It’s getting better all the time," Obama wrote. "Thanks, babe, for 27 amazing years!"

Michelle also shared a swoon-worthy photo to mark their anniversary, this time sharing a photo taken of the couple on the beach during sunset. 

"27 years ago, this guy promised me a life full of adventure," she wrote.

"I’d say he’s delivered. Here’s to our next chapter of becoming empty nesters and discovering what’s next—while still feeling the magic that brought us together all those years ago. Happy anniversary, Barack. 💕"

The couple met in Chicago while working for the law firm Sidley & Austin. Michelle was assigned to mentor Barack, who had just finished his first year at Harvard Law School. Michelle refused his advances a few times but finally relented after he offered to quit his job.

And the rest is history! 

Scroll through below to see the sweetest photos of their relationship. 

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1. Secret Service agents avert their eyes as the Obamas share a private moment on Inauguration Day 2009.

Photo courtesy: White House

2. Dancing at the White House during the Governors Ball in February 2009.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

3. Holding hands while heading to Camp David for the first time in March 2009.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

4. In the White House's Red Room with adviser Valerie Jarrett in March 2009.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

5. Watching fireworks on the roof of the White House on July 4, 2009.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

6. ​Posing for their first holiday portrait at the White House.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

7. ​Sharing a kiss after the State of the Union address in 2010.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

8. ​President Obama chats with Michelle as they walk the White House Colonnade in Sept. 2010.

Photo courtesy: White House

9. The Obamas visit the Flight 93 crash site on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

10. ​Barack whispers something to Michelle during a break between events at the 2011 UN General Assembly.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

11. Obama jokes with Michelle after she says Dr. Jill Biden is her "favorite person in the room."

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

12. ​The First Couple shares a private dance before a May 2012 concert at the White House.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

13. ​The First Lady greets Barack Obama on the tarmac at JFK in June 2012.

Photo courtesy: White House

14. ​The Obamas look out over their hometown skyline in Chicago on June 15, 2012.

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15. ​At Valerie Jarrett's daughter's Chicago wedding in June 2012.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

16. ​The First Couple smooches for the KissCam during a timeout at an Olympic basketball exhibition game in 2012.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

17. The Obamas made history with this August 2012 hug -- this became the most tweeted photo of all time after Obama sent it out to his followers on election night.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

18. ​Barack gives Michelle a kiss during the inaugural parade.

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19. ​The Obamas giggle as they ride in the inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

21. ​The President sings 'Happy Birthday' to Michelle in the Blue Room of the White House. The First Lady's new hairstyle attracted a lot of attention from this photo.

Photo: The White House / Pete Souza

22. ​The Obamas arrive for an official dinner at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal, June 27, 2013.

Photo courtesy: The White House

25. ​The Obamas and their pets Sunny and Bo, wait to greet visitors in the Blue Room during a White House tour.

Photo courtesy: The White House / Pete Souza

27. ​The Obamas hold hands during the event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches on March 7, 2015.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

28. The Obamas pose for a "Gimme Five" initiative photo in the East Room of the White House during the annual Easter Egg Roll, on April 6, 2015.

Photo courtesy: White House

29. The first lady snuggled against the president during a video taping for the 2015 World Expo in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on March 27, 2015.

Photo courtesy: White House

30. ​The Obamas react to a child in a pope costume and mini popemobile as they welcomed children during a Halloween event on the South Lawn of the White House.

Photo courtesy: White House

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