Michelle Obama shares that her marriage to Barack Obama is far from perfect

accreditation
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Michelle Obama hugs Barack Obama (D-IL) is hugged by his wife Michelle Obama before his speech at a primary night rally on 8 January 2008. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Michelle Obama hugs Barack Obama (D-IL) is hugged by his wife Michelle Obama before his speech at a primary night rally on 8 January 2008. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The former First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) spoke candidly about the ups and downs of marriage with guest ‎Conan O'Brien on the latest installment of The Michelle Obama Podcast.

She confessed that there were times she wanted to push her husband out the window. She adds that those feelings are obviously intense but that doesn’t mean you quit even if they last for years.

READ MORE: Michelle Obama, podcast host: how podcasting became a multi-billion dollar industry 

Michelle went on to explain that people should use searching for a partner like assembling an all-star basketball team, meaning they should ideally pick the absolute best person to be with.

The Becoming author also stresses the importance of giving yourself time to see the person you’re dating in an array of situations and insists “You can’t Tinder your way into a long-term relationship”.

Compiled by Phelokazi Mbude

Follow us on social media: FacebookTwitterInstagram

Sign up to W24’s newsletters so you don't miss out on any of our stories and giveaways.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Do you think it's important to get married in this day and age?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, it's important in order to create a family unit and for companionship
23% - 910 votes
Not at all. Being single is far more liberating
9% - 362 votes
There is no general answer to this, it's each to their own
49% - 1980 votes
Yes, society still frowns on unmarried people, especially women
1% - 55 votes
It depends on whether you are able to find a compatible partner
18% - 715 votes
Vote