Michelle Obama says she 'couldn't stand' Barack for a decade

 December 29, 2022

Former First Lady Michelle Obama said that she couldn't stand her husband, former President Barack Obama, for a decade when their children were young.

Obama made the remarks during an interview with Revolt about her difficult years of raising children.

The remarks

"People think I'm being catty for saying this: it's like, there were 10 years where I couldn't stand my husband," the former first lady said in an interview earlier this month with Revolt. "And guess when it happened? When those kids were little."

The comments echo the former first lady's words from her latest book.

"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!’" Obama 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 added.

The media empire grows

The book and its promotion tour are part of a massive media deal for the Obamas since leaving the White House.

"The Obamas have raked in millions from book deals and appearances. Their net worth is now estimated to be at least $70 million," the New York Post reported.

"The couple signed a joint deal in 2017 for their memoirs for about $65 million," it added. "They also cut a production deal with Netflix estimated to be worth around $50 million."

The latest book also comes as speculation continues to swirl about the former first lady making a possible run for office. She has firmly replied no to the suggestion, but many have argued for her as the Democratic Party's top option.

Popular podcaster Joe Rogan said that Michelle Obama is the only Democrat who could win in 2024. The chance of her running is unlikely, but the talk continues as Obama tours to promote her latest project.

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