Former First Lady Michelle Obama revealed in an interview this month that she could not stand her husband, former President Barack Obama for almost a decade in the early years of their marriage.
In her latest appearance on Revolt TV, the former First Lady made the remarks, saying “People think I’m being catty for 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, explaining that little kids “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 more than anything. And so you can’t blame them. So you turn that ire on each other.”
“For 10 years while we’re trying to build our careers and worrying about school and who’s doing what and what, I was like, ‘Argh, this isn’t even!’” she said. “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? Ten years. We’ve been married 30. I would take 10 bad years over 30 — it’s just how you look at it. People give up — ‘Five years; I can’t take it,’” she concluded.
Later in the interview, she added that despite her anger and frustrations with her husband, she respected him and viewed him as a “kind, smart person.”
These remarks from Michelle Obama come after her suggestion last month that Americans are systematically racist and they did not accept her as the First Lady because she could “wear braids”
“As black women, we deal with it, the whole thing about do you show up with your natural hair,” Obama said last month in an event, with Ellen DeGeneres. “As first lady, I did not wear braids. Being the first … yeah, we had to ease up on the people. Cause I thought about it. I was like, it would be easier. Nope, nope. They’re not ready.”
“Let me keep my hair straight,” Michelle Obama said. “Let’s get health care passed.”
.@MichelleObama: “As black women we deal with it, the whole thing about do you show up with your natural hair? … As First Lady, I did not wear braids. Being the first – yeah, we had to ease up on the people … I was like, it would be easier. Nope, nope. They’re not ready.” pic.twitter.com/HwGluEo9a5
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 18, 2022
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