Michelle Obama says there were 'times she wanted to push Barack out of the window'

MICHELLE Obama has revealed there were "times she wanted to push Barack Obama out of the window."

The former First Lady, 56, revealed that their union wasn't actually perfect – but insisted that they had a "very strong marriage."


Speaking to Conan O'Brien on her Michelle Obama Podcast, the former First Lady said "you can't Tinder your way into a long-term relationship."

Michelle, who will be celebrating her 28th wedding anniversary with Barack next month, bizarrely compared marriage to sports, saying she married "my version of LeBron."

"If we looked at marriage as a real team, you want your teammate to be a winner. You want LeBron, you know," she said.

"There were times that I wanted to push Barack out of the window. And I say that because it's like, you've got to know the feelings will be intense. 

"But that doesn't mean you quit. And these periods can last a long time. They can last years."


Obama took to Instagram to hammer home the point that marriage "takes a lot of work, a lot of honesty with ourselves and our partners." 

"That's one thing I've learned," she told her 42 million fans. "I'd love to hear some of the things you've learned about marriage and about yourself."

On October 3, the Obamas will celebrate 28 years together.

Last year, Michelle was adamant they were "still feeling the magic that brought us together all those years ago."


"Twenty-seven years ago, this guy promised me a life full of adventure. I'd say he's delivered," she said.

On his 20th anniversary, the then-President Obama spent the evening debating Republican challenger Mitt Romney before the 2012 election.

"There are a lot of points I want to make tonight, but the most important one is that 20 years ago I became the luckiest man on Earth because Michelle Obama agreed to marry me," he declared during his speech.

"And so I just want to wish, Sweetie, you happy anniversary and let you know that a year from now we will not be celebrating it in front of 40million people."

Last week on The #MichelleObamaPodcast, Conan and I reflected on our marriages. This relationship can be one of the most foundational pieces of our identities—bringing us so much joy, meaning, and support every single day. But one thing is for sure: It also takes a lot of work; a lot of honesty with ourselves and our partners. That’s one thing I’ve learned. I’d love to hear some of the things you’ve learned about marriage and about yourself. Let me know in the comments. ❤

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Since Obama handed over power to Trump, his wife has published her memoir "Becoming" while he works on his own book.

Despite fawning over her famous partner, in her touted tome, Michelle revealed how Obama's timekeeping was a source of irritation.

“If Barack’s disregard for punctuality had once been something I’d gently teased him about, it was now a straight-up aggravation," she wrote.

"I’d hear his excitement when he called to report that he was done with work and finally headed home … And then I’d wait.

"On my way, I was learning, was the product of Barack’s eternal optimism, an indication of his eagerness to be home that did nothing to signify when he would actually arrive. Almost home was not a geo-locator but rather a state of mind.”

If Barack’s disregard for punctuality had once been something I’d gently teased him about, it was now a straight-up aggravation.

She also described how he liked time alone to work: "late at night in a small room we’d converted to a study at the rear of our apartment – a crowded, book-strewn bunker I referred to lovingly as the Hole," she wrote.

In the revelatory book, Michelle conceded that, initially, she thought her "earnest" husband would be "eaten alive" by his fellow politicians.

She also wanted him to ignore the clamor to run for president in 2006 and defer until 2016 – the year of Trump's Oval Office ascent.

 “Just for once, I wanted him to be content with life as it was," Michelle wrote of Obama's ambition. "I didn’t understand how he could look at Sasha and Malia, now five and eight, with their pigtailed hair and giggly exuberance, and feel any other way.

"It hurt me sometimes to think that he did.”

After her blistering Democratic National Convention speech, Obama said she doesn't intend on imitating Hillary Clinton and following him into politics, however.

Their kids, Malia and Sasha, were aged 10 and seven when the famous family moved into the White House, where Donald Trump now resides.

Malia is now at Harvard while Sasha attends the University of Michigan.

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