After years of making headlines for their adorable moments, former First Lady Michelle Obama got candid about her long-term marriage to ex-President Barack Obama, revealing that despite their loved-up public persona, their romance, like any, still requires work.
“People often reach out to me seeking relationship advice. They remark on photographs they’ve seen of me and Barack together—laughing, or sharing a look, appearing content to be side by side,” Michelle wrote in her new memoir, The Light We Carry, which is set to hit shelves on Tuesday, November 15. “They ask how we have managed to stay both married and unmiserable for 30 years now.”
Though Michelle said she sometimes wants to reply “‘Yes, truly, it’s a surprise to us, too, sometimes!’” to these frequent inquires — “And really, I’m not joking,” she quipped — the attorney cited strong commitment as the secret to their enduring love.