While opening up about the ins and the outs of his marriage, Barack Obama revealed one of Michelle's "main goals" as First Lady.
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The former president got very candid about what being in the White House did to his marriage...
via: GettyAnd exactly how his wife felt about the whole thing.
Never before has the former president given such a deeply personal interview...
Now, the Obamas have become one of the most famous families in the world.
Obama became the president of the people...
via: GettyAnd gained a strong and loyal fan base as a result of his progressive views on social issues such as same-sex marriage and gun control.
He successfully served 2 terms as president...
via: GettyAnd, in his 8 years in the White House, Obama cut taxes for working families, small businesses and first-time homebuyers, as well as sticking to his promise of tackling financial reform, alternative energy, reinventing education, and health care.
But Barack wasn't alone in his presidential journey.
via: GettyContinuously supporting him was his wife, Michelle Obama.
Michelle Obama quickly became just as famous as her husband...
via: GettyAnd she made the most idyllic first lady.
The Obama's have a lengthy love story.
Though Michelle admits that, initially, she wasn't too keen on the idea of dating Barack...told ABC News, when discussing how the pair had met.
But it was clearly meant to be.later recalled.
Michelle supported her husband as he navigated his way through politics...
It didn't take the world long to fall completely in love with Michelle.
@MichelleObama @sherrysmah You, Michelle, represent the best of who we are. Thank you for being in our lives. We love you.— Don (@Don)1504826906.0
And as for Barack?
via: Getty ImagesWell, he has remained very much in the public eye and has continued to travel the world and deliver speeches on the causes that are most important to him.
He was very present throughout the 2020 election campaigns...
via: GettyWhere he attended many public events to endorse his former running-mate and long-term friend, Joe Biden.
He even shot into the headlines last week for releasing another book...
via: GettyHe already has several other books under his belt, including 1995’s Dreams From My Father, 2006’s The Audacity of Hope, and 2010’s Of Thee I Sing: A Letter To My Daughters, to name a few.
But, in today's political climate, Barack's latest book has been a little more anticipated than the rest...
More than anyone else, I wrote my book for young people—as an invitation to once again remake the world, and to bri… https://t.co/vA37pbN8Jv— Barack Obama (@Barack Obama)1605214856.0
A Promised Land hit shelves on Tuesday, November 18th.
via: GettyThe book, which is the first in a series of political memoirs, charts Obama’s path to the White House up to 2011, and documents the lead up to the killing of Osama bin Laden.
And, following its release...
via: GettyThe former president spoke to PEOPLE Magazine in a shockingly personal interview.
Barack admitted that marital tension was a previously hidden part of his presidency.
“During the time we were there, Michelle felt this underlying tension. The pressure, stress, of needing to get everything right, to be 'on' at every moment."
There was also a huge element of "loneliness."
via: GettySo worrisome, in fact, that he recalls in his new memoir how it could keep him awake at night.
The former president described leaving the White House as a "big exhale" for the pair.
Michelle "has been more relaxed and more joyful since we left office," her husband says.
But, in a follow-up interview with Vanity Fair, Obama detailed some of Michelle's main goals as First Lady.
via: GettySpeaking about his new memoir, he was questioned on comments he makes in the book about family beach trips.
It turns out Michelle had some strong feelings about bathing suits when she was FLOTUS.
via: GettyA passage in his book reads: "There’s that part when you go to the beach with Sasha, and Michelle doesn’t go, and she says that was her one aim as the first lady: to never be captured on film in a bathing suit."
When asked about it, Obama responded:
via: Getty"Well, she wasn’t joking about that. She was serious. 'This is one of my main goals as first lady. I will not be photographed by the paparazzi in a bathing suit.' And she succeeded."
Though, on one occasion, she was snapped out at the beach in high waisted shorts, an oversized shirt, and a bikini top...
Michelle Obama out in Miami Beach in an all white ensemble featuring a high waist bikini and shorts and silver hoop… https://t.co/JhmzI5Gjdd— penny proud (@penny proud)1516034085.0
Michelle Obama, the Queen of class.
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