The former presidential couple is very happy and in love even after so many years of marriage, and now, Michelle Obama has some precious advice for all of those who are searching for a Barack Obama of their own! Here’s what she had to say!
The ex-FLOTUS is on the cover of Essence magazine, and between its pages, she also opened up about her love story with Barack, more precisely, what she was looking for when they started dating.
‘I think that a lot of people do not have a clear idea of what they should look for in a mate — and for a long time, I did not either. What really drew me to Barack was that, when I met him, he was a fully formed individual already. From our conversations, he showed me he was not afraid to express his fears and his doubts, or that he might not have all of the answers,’ Michelle told the outlet.
One thing that she also appreciated was Barack’s openness to embracing and supporting her ambitions as well as his.
‘He could handle someone with her own passions and goals, someone who had ideas of her own. He relished it, in fact. I liked that…’
Michelle also talked about how important it is for communities to thrive so that families can also do the same.
‘When I was raising children, I learned to lean on a group of friends in Chicago, women who, just like me, had jobs, partners and children who kept them moving every single minute. We would help one another in concrete ways, like picking up each other’s kids from dance lessons, a birthday party or anything else that came up,’ she shared.
Michelle went on to say that ‘Of course, we leaned on our husbands as well. But for me, there was something special — something vital, even — about sharing this experience with other women going through the same sorts of stress and challenges that I was.’