Speaking with Oprah Winfrey in an OWN special set to air November 15, the former first lady revealed that she and Barack went to marriage counseling after their two daughters, Malia and Sasha, were born.
"I don't think we do each other a service by pretending hurtful things don't hurt", she said.
Michelle, who first met Barack when she mentored him at a law practice they were both working at, also shared what she had gained through the counselling process. "He had that stride".
"That's one of the reasons why I think it's important to talk to young mothers about the fact that miscarriages happen and the biological clock is real because egg production is limited - I realized that as I was 34 and 35, and we had to do IVF", the Harvard Law School graduate said.
Noting how Trump's inauguration lacked the "vibrant diversity" of her husbands', Obama felt no reason to be happy - so she didn't even pretend to put on her signature smile.
"That's a huge weight you have to carry, when your family doesn't want you to go to the next level", she said.More news: The new John Lewis Christmas advert featuring Elton John
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She told the crowd she turned to her husband, who had just become a former president, and said: "That was so hard, what we just did". She sharply criticizes President Donald Trump for promoting the false "birther" rumor that her husband was not a US citizen.
Obama is off to Los Angeles next, where she'll be joined onstage by Tracee Ellis Ross, and will then travel across the country for stops in Philadelphia, Boston, and even Paris. Add Michelle Obama as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Michelle Obama news, video, and analysis from ABC News. But at the time, I wasn't going to allow myself to feel victimised. "I'll never forgive him for what he did in many other ways - which I'll talk to you about in the future". Earlier this month, it was revealed that she details how she had a miscarriage and used in vitro fertilization to conceive the couple's two daughters. "The stories of what it means to be human, what it means to be American, those stories are limited", she said.
So what have we learned about the 54-year-old former lawyer and her family? We're all here waiting for you.I would love to hug each and every one of you.
Ashley Cureton, who's also a U of C grad student, told Obama, "You're my fashion icon".