Michelle Obama has revealed that she could not stand her husband, former US President Barack Obama, for ten years of their marriage when their daughters were young.
Michelle made this disclosure during a candid round-table interview with Revolt on Thursday, while she spoke about the challenges of raising two young daughters while 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 her, it was tough balancing raising the girls 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, ever.
“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.” She added.
Speaking further, she said,
“Malia and Sasha Obama were 10 and 7, respectively, when their father was elected president. Little kids, they’re terrorists. They have demands. They don’t talk. They’re poor communicators. They cry all the time. They’re irrational. They’re needy. And you love them. And so you can’t blame them, right? . . . So you turn that ire on each other.
Throughout the ups and downs, Michelle said she still admired her spouse. She stressed it’s important to know “your person.” Do you like him? I mean you could be mad at him but do you still look at him and go ‘I’m not happy with you, but I respect you,’ ” she said. “ ‘I don’t agree with you but you’re still a kind, smart person.”
Watch her speak below,