Chronicling Michelle Obama’s life, relationships, and recent book tour, a documentary bearing the same name as the former first lady’s bestselling memoir Becoming was released this week, according to the Washington Examiner — and in it, Mrs. Obama makes some shocking confessions.
In addition to dishing about her rocky early relationship with husband Barack, Michelle Obama revealed in the new documentary that she “wasn’t really ready” for life with children, the Examiner reported.
The former first couple have two daughters together: 21-year-old Malia and 18-year-old Sasha.
“The thing that really changed it was the birth of our children,” Mrs. Obama says in the documentary, according to the Examiner. “Something had to give, and it was my aspirations and dreams.”
“I had to get myself up”
The former first lady also delved in the documentary into her relationship with the 44th president.
“My relationship with Barack was all about our partnership,” Obama said of her marriage, according to the Examiner.
“If I was going to have an equal voice with this very opinionated man, I had to get myself up,” she added. “I had to set myself off to a place where I was confident that I was going to be his equal.”
“People think this is a game”
Obama also reportedly complains in the documentary about seeing President Donald Trump take his oath of office three and a half years ago — a memory that seems to still hold some bitterness for her.
“So, the day I left the White House, and I write about how painful it was to sit on that [inauguration] stage,” she said of the experience in January 2017, according to the Examiner.
What’s more, Obama appeared to put the blame for Trump’s election on her fellow Democrats. “A lot of our folks didn’t vote,” the former first lady observed.
“I understand the people who voted for Trump,” she said. However, she said she is less understanding toward “people who didn’t vote at all, the young people, the women, that’s when you think, man, people think this is a game,” the Examiner noted.
Obama in the news
Obama’s memoir Becoming had sold more than 10 million copies in its first six months, the BBC reported, and it became America’s bestselling book of 2018.
The former first lady has also been in the news in recent weeks amid talk that former Vice President Joe Biden may ask her to be his running mate. However, Obama has said that she is not interested, and former White House adviser and close Obama family friend Valerie Jarrett has promised that there is “no chance” that Michelle will appear on the ticket, according to the New York Post.