In a recent interview with Extra’s Mario Lopez, Michelle Obama dished on some little known facts about the First Family.
Michelle O reveals that the President has an artistic side: “Barack, as quiet as it’s kept, is a really good artist, he’s got a good hand. He wanted to be an architect originally so he has a little gift.”
And Michelle Obama’s quite talented, as well: she balances roles as the First Lady and a healthy living activist, wife and mother, while still finding time to squeeze in exercise. What’s her secret? “I bring along a jump rope [wherever I go] because sometimes getting down to the gym in the hotel is a little tough. It creates too much of a commotion, so I’ll do 500 sets of jumping and in between, I’ll do some ab work,” she reveals. “It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.”
And when it comes to being a mom, her relationship with 14-year-old Malia is like any other mother-daughter relationship. “She’s a typical teenager, we talk about everything. And we’re happy if she doesn’t date until she’s 40 or so,” she says with a smile. “Another incentive for Barack to win re-election—Secret Service for Malia in the teen years.”