When they took up residence in The White House in 1981, he would leave notes on her desk signed: "I love you more than anything ITWWW".
The former first lady passed away Sunday at the age of 94.
It was the first time Obama spoke in-person about the passing of Nancy Reagan, who died of congenital heart failure over the weekend. The portrait appeared on the January 14, 1985, edition of the publication. He says Nancy Reagan constantly looked out for her husband's safety and well-being, especially after the assassination attempt.
Former first lady Nancy Reagan, who died at her home in Los Angeles Sunday, is remembered for several causes, including the "Just Say No" anti-drug campaign and her support of stem cell research to help tackle Alzheimer's disease.
Washington Governor Inslee has directed that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff immediately, in honor of former First Lady Nancy Reagan.
"I was quite surprised, it was an awful shock", David Trebing said.
Nancy Reagan was well known for championing iconic American labels like Oscar de la Renta and Bill Blass, and bringing a real elegance and sophistication to the role as first lady with her designer wardrobe.
Nancy Reagan wasn't only Ronald Reagan's wife, but was also his closest adviser and protector. "And she was. She was very protective of the president." .
Among those praising Nancy Reagan was Gregory Angelo of Log Cabin Republicans - a pro-gay-rights GOP group.
Check out Nancy and Ronald Reagan's only film together: Hellcats of the Navy.
She will be buried alongside the former president on the grounds of the Reagan Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California. "But if I think that you are bad for my husband or you're hurting him in some way you've got an enemy, and it's not an enemy you want", pointed Ron.
At my lowest point, I started remembering what she was talking about and the reason why the stuff was so bad.