Forever First Lady Michelle Obama and Barack Obama have been serving #BlackLoveGoals since they first appeared on the political scene in Illinois back in the early 2000s. Years later, the Obamas are still a shining example of Black excellence and mutual deep adoration, which leads many of us wondering, “How do they do it?”
Michelle answered this question during an appearance on the “Today” show where she was discussing her passion around the International Day Of The Girl.
“One of the keys to a successful marriage is separate bathrooms,” she hilariously explained.
“When he enters my bathroom sometimes I’m like, ‘Why are you in here?’ And he’s like, ‘I live here. Can I enjoy my bathroom too?’ He’s been good. We’ve both been busy. We’re working on books, so that keeps us busy… And we’ve got kids in college. One kid in college [Malia]. One on the way [Sasha]. So we’ve got a senior in high school, so it’s all the drama that goes with… senior year is quite intense because it’s testing, it’s applications, it’s grades. So we are riding that wave with our seniors.”
Sounds like busy schedules and separate bathrooms gives them the personal space they need to keep the passion going.
During the same interview, Michelle also explained for the Nth time that she has no plans to run for political office.
“’As a woman, you understand where your voice works best. Where you want to operate. What space you want to be in. I have never wanted to be a politician, you know, and it’s one of those things that… nothing has changed in me to make me want to run for elected office,” the 54-year-old revealed.
“I want to serve. I want to do work. I wanna to be out there,” she continued. “But there’s so many ways to make an impact. Politics is just not my thing, it’s as simple as that. And that’s what I want these girls— Find your passion. Don’t let somebody tell you what they think you should be. It’s up to you to determine [what’s] your message and how you want to use your voice.”