The First Couple opens up about their relationship in the April issue of Vogue.
Today, Michelle Obama’s second Vogue cover was released. But it’s the interview inside that has people talking.
During the cover photo shoot, President Obama admitted that he is a better man because of Michelle.
“There’s no doubt I’m a better man having spent time with Michelle,” he said. “I would never say that Michelle’s a better woman, but I will say she’s a little more patient… What Michelle has done is to remind me every day of the virtues of order. Being on time. Hanging up your clothes. Being intentional about planning time with your kids.”
The president admits that they sometimes have their differences, as most couples do. “We’re very different people, and some of that’s temperamental, some of it is how we grew up,” he said. “Michelle grew up in a model nuclear family: mom, dad, brother. I had this far-flung family—father left at a very young age, a stepfather who ended up passing away as well. My mother was this wonderful spirit, and she was adventurous but not always very well-organized.”
During Mrs. Obama’s separate interview, she shared that she had also grown during their 20-year marriage. “Patience and calm I’m borrowing,” she said of the qualities she loves about her husband. “Or trying to mirror. I’ve learned that from my husband, that sort of, you know ability to not get too high or too low with changes and bumps in the road. To do more breathing in and just going with it. I’m learning that every day. And to the extent that I’ve made changes in my life, it’s just sort of stepping back and seeing a change not as something to guard against but as a wonderful addition… that can make life fun and unexpected.”
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