America’s First Couple opened up to the posh publication, sharing what life was like as a “normal middle class family,â€ before stepping foot into the White House, and how they maintain a down-to-earth lifestyle.
“I 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 didn’t change until I was 45 years old. And there’s something about having lived a normal life and raised kids,â€ President Obama told Vogue‘s Jonathan Van Meter. “We had to figure out how to make a mortgage, payin’ the bills, goin’ to Target, and freakin’ out when . . . the woman who’s looking after your girls while Michelle’s working suddenly decides she’s quittin’. . . . 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 “used 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, “Michelle’s like BeyoncÃ© in that song. ‘Let me upgrade ya!’ She upgraded me.â€
For President and Michelle Obama’s full Vogue interview, click here.