14 November, 2018
The former first lady spoke with Robin Roberts about her highly personal new memoir, Becoming, and revealed a lot about the time when they first started dating.
"Marriage counselling for us is one of those ways that we learned how to talk out our differences".
'Barack and I shook the young man's hand, snapped a few pictures, and gave our daughter a hug before sending them on their way, ' she went on.
Winfrey, publishing's most established hit maker, knows the Obamas well, to the point where Michelle Obama and Ellen DeGeneres once teased each other over who was closer to her. Winfrey was a prominent backer of Barack Obama's candidacy in 2008 and has interviewed both Obamas over the years.
"Well, you go because you think the counselor [sic] is going to help you make your case against the other person".
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'We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we're broken.
Labeling the allegations "crazy and mean-spirited", Obama was also apparently anxious that someone might try to go after her two daughters. "That is why I am so grateful to my dear friend, Verna Williams" who is now a professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She added that this was opted for after she suffered a miscarriage about 20 years ago. So I had to share my vulnerability and also learn to love differently.
"It's important for you guys, that when you are at the table, you bring your full voice", she told them.
Michelle Obama definitively answered the question severalteen films have tried to in the past: What is prom really like when you're the daughter of the President of the United States?
"Realising it, I made my own optic adjustment".
She continued: "When she said that, I thought, Wow - what - where did I come from, with all my luxury and wanting my passion?" She said: "Someone from Barack's administration might have said that the optics were bad, that what the public saw didn't reflect the president's reality or ideals".