Michelle Obama was on the Today Show to help celebrate the International Day of the Girl, and while there, she responded a very burning question – would she run for president? Aside from that, the former FLOTUS also opened up about her marriage with Barack, explaining how it’s going so well after so many years.
When asked if she’d ever try her chances with her husband’s former position, Michelle made it very clear that the answer is ‘Absolutely not.’
‘As a woman, you usually understand where exactly your voice works best. Where you want to operate and what space you want to be in. I’ve never wanted to be a politician, you know, and it is one of those things that… nothing’s changed in me to make me want to run for elected office,’ she explained.
Michelle added that ‘I want to serve. I want to do work. I wanna to be out there. But there are so many ways to make an impact. Politics is not my thing, it is as simple as that. And that is what I want these girls— Find your passion. Do not let somebody tell you what they think you should be. It is up to you to determine [what is] your message and how you want to use your voice.’
Later on during the chat, Michelle also shared how she and Barack have managed to stay in a loving marriage for so long, especially after being at the White House.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 11, 2018
‘One of the keys to a successful marriage’s separate bathrooms. When he enters my bathroom sometimes I am like, ‘Why are you here?’ And he is like, ‘I live here. Can I enjoy my bathroom too?’ He has been good. We have both been busy. We are working on books, so that keeps us busy…’
She added that: ‘And we have kids in college. One kid in college [Malia]. One on the way [Sasha]. So we have a senior in high school, so it is all the drama that goes with… senior year’s quite intense because it is testing, it’s applications, it’s grades. So we’re riding that wave with our seniors.’