Even for those who don’t like President Barack Obama‘s politics, it’s hard to not admire the love that he and First Lady Michelle Obama share.
The First Couple sat down in separate interviews for Vogue Magazine’s April issue — which the FLOTUS fronts in a stunning Reed Krakoff dress — and shared how their marriage has made them better people.
“Michelle’s like Beyoncé in that song,” President Obama said. “‘Let me upgrade ya!’ She upgraded me.”
Along with fashion advice, the Commander-In-Chief said Mrs. Obama has made him a better overall man, politician and father. “There’s no doubt I’m a better man having spent time with Michelle,” he said. “I would never say that Michelle’s a better woman, but I will say she’s a little more patient… What Michelle has done is to remind me every day of the virtues of order. Being on time. Hanging up your clothes. Being intentional about planning time with your kids.”
Michelle agreed, adding that she’s learned patience and how to be calm from her husband of 20 years. “I’ve learned that from my husband, that sort of, you know ability to not get too high or too low with changes and bumps in the road. To do more breathing in and just going with it. I’m learning that every day. And to the extent that I’ve made changes in my life, it’s just sort of stepping back and seeing a change not as something to guard against but as a wonderful addition… that can make life fun and unexpected.”
Although their lives have changed since relocating to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, President Obama said he and Michelle’s love and core personalities have remained the same.
“We were pretty much who we are by the time I hit the national scene. We didn’t grow up or come of age under a spotlight. We were anonymous folks,” he said. “I was a state senator, but nobody knows who a state senator is. So most of our 30s and 40s were as a typical middle-class family. . . That really didn’t change until I was 45 years old. And there’s something about having lived a normal life and raised kids.”
We love how casual and candid the Obama’s are about their love. Share with us why you love Barack and Michelle’s relationship in the comments below!
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