Blissful Matrimony-dom: Obama Talks About How First Lady Chelly-O Helped Him Get His Life Together In VOGUE

- By Bossip Staff


Michelle Obama out here making it rain on them hoes! The First Lady is stuntin on the cover of VOGUE’s April edition but her husband says she’s been doing that for the longest, even helping him get his act together back in the day.

Via NYPost reports:

First Lady Michelle Obama has played the role of Felix to her husband’s Oscar during their entire 20-year partnership, President Obama revealed.

“I had this little bachelor apartment that Michelle refused to stay in because she thought it was a little, uh . . . you know, pizza boxes everywhere,” President Obama says in April’s Vogue.

“When she came, I had to get her a hotel room.”

The first lady chimed in, “That place caught on fire.”

So while the president might look like America’s debonair leader, it takes an executive order from Michelle for him to put his coat on a hanger.

And what Michelle has done is to remind me every day of the virtues of order,” the chief executive said. “Being on time. Hanging up your clothes. Being intentional about planning time with your kids.”

He added, “We’re very different people, and some of that’s temperamental, some of it is how we grew up.

“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.”

An evening with the first family is much like any other dinner-table gathering across America, Michelle insisted.

“Ninety percent of our conversation is about these girls: What are they doing? And who’s got what practice? And what birthday party is coming up? And did we get a gift for this person?” the first lady said.

President Obama admitted that he benefited politically coming into the public’s eye as a young parent. He and Michelle looked like any other husband and wife struggling to make ends meet:

“We had to figure out how to make a mortgage, payin’ the bills, goin’ to Target, and freakin’ out when . . . the woman who’s looking after your girls while Michelle’s working suddenly decides she’s quittin’.”

We love the personal stories about the Obamas. Congrats to Michelle for landing this cover for the second time. Thanks for helping to make black women look so incredible.

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