Americaâs First Couple opened up to the posh publication, sharing what life was like as a ânormal middle class family,â before stepping foot into the White House, and how they maintain a down-to-earth lifestyle.
âI was a state senator, but nobody knows who a state senator is. So most of our 30s and 40s were as a typical middle-class family. . . . That really didnât change until I was 45 years old. And thereâs something about having lived a normal life and raised kids,â President Obama told Vogueâs Jonathan Van Meter. âWe had to figure out how to make a mortgage, payinâ the bills, goinâ to Target, and freakinâ out when . . . the woman whoâs looking after your girls while Michelleâs working suddenly decides sheâs quittinâ. . . . All those experiences made us who we were, so that by the time this thing hit, it was hard for us to be different people,â the First Lady added.
Admitting that he âused to only have, like, two suits,â and Michelle chiming in to comment on a pair of khaki pants POTUS has had since he was 20 years old, President Obama had no problem saying, âMichelleâs like BeyoncĂ© in that song. âLet me upgrade ya!â She upgraded me.â
For President and Michelle Obamaâs full Vogue interview, click here.