Michelle Obama Says She Couldn’t Stand Husband Barack For 10 Years of Marriage
- Former American first lady Michelle reflected on the difficult first 10 years of her marriage to Barack Obama
- The mother of two revealed that she couldn't stand her husband when the couple's daughters were little
- The powerful woman explained she was doing the heavy lifting while the eventual president was often absent
Former US president Barack Obama's wife Michelle has revealed she couldn’t stand him for about a decade when their two daughters were young.
In an interview with Revolt TV, the former first lady talked about the challenges of raising two young daughters as the power couple was advancing their careers and the strain it put on the marriage.
“We don’t talk about how much work is required and how hard it is even when you are madly in love with the person, even when everything works out right.
People think I’m being catty by saying this: It’s like, there were 10 years where I couldn’t stand my husband. And guess when it happened? When those kids were little,” she said.
According to the post, Michelle conveyed the tough balance between raising the girls while dealing with their own hectic schedules.
“And for 10 years while we’re trying to build our careers and, you know, worrying about school and who’s doing what and what, I was like, ‘Ugh, this isn’t even'. And guess what? Marriage isn’t 50/50, ever, eve,” she explained.
“There are times I’m 70, he’s 30. There are times he’s 60, 40, but guess what: 10 years, we’ve been married 30. I would take 10 bad years over 30 — it’s just how you look at it. And people give up … ‘five years; I can’t take it.”
Malia and Sasha Obama were 10 and 7, respectively, when their father was elected president in 2008.