Michelle Obama says she and Barack are 'rediscovering each other' after their daughters left home for college
Now that both their daughters Malia and Sasha have left for college, former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are reportedly rediscovering their relationship.
The former first lady revealed in an interview with People that the two are spending time together and remembering what brought them together in the first place.
"We’ve rediscovered all these little pockets of time, just me and Barack, that for a couple of decades have been filled with school events or sports practices. We’re taking full advantage of this new normal, simply spending time with each other and remembering what brought us together in the first place. Sometimes I’ll get a glimpse of him and just go, ‘Hey you! Where have you been for 21 years?’" Michelle said.
Barack and Michelle have been married for 27 years and share two daughters.
Their oldest daughter Malia left for college three years ago, while their younger girl started college this fall.
In the same interview, Michelle also spoke about how they are still adapting to seeing their girls occasionally.
“It’s been fun. The tough part, of course, is missing our girls. It’s an adjustment to see each other for a weekend here, a holiday break there, but the moments we do spend together feel extra special because of it."
It hasn’t always been an easy road for the couple owing to their popularity and being under constant limelight.
Last year, while promoting her book ‘Becoming’, Michelle revealed that the couple had to undergo marriage counseling.
“Because we’re role models, it’s important for us to be honest and say, ‘If you’re in a marriage and there are times you want to leave, that’s normal’—because I felt that way,” the former first lady had said.