Michelle Obama newly updated the world about her daughters’ lives as they are no longer kids and have moved out of the family home.
The former first lady has been happily married to ex-president of the United States of America, Barack Obama, since 1992. They share their two beautiful girls, Malia and Sasha Obama.
Michelle recently graced “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” where she discussed her daughters evolving into adulthood, among other topics.
Michelle Obama Says Her Daughters Are Grown Up And Are Doing Well
DeGeneres began the program by recalling her and Michelle’s previous conversation, which had to be done via Zoom due to pandemic reasons.
The Harvard alum then noted that her being on the show was her first live interview in two years, and she was pretty excited to be in the midst of people.
The host further said Michelle was “extra lonely” as she had a “full house” during the onset of COVID but now has an empty house. At the time, Malia and Sasha lived at home with their parents.
“Well, it was an extra special treat to have them, that little bit of time. Because being with them as adults is, it’s fun!” Michelle explained while adding, “I mean, I love them at every age.”
A photo of Sasha’s graduation from high school popped on the show’s screen, which prompted the doting mother to detail her daughters’ lives, saying the younger offspring was in college and the siblings were both doing well.
Michelle called them “amazing young women” and shared their ages when DeGeneres asked. Malia is 23-years-old while her younger sister is 20. The audience and DeGeneres herself were pretty amazed at the numbers.
The presenter then recounted the first time the lawyer was present with her daughters on the show before Barrack became president. The girls were ten and eight at the time.
Michelle brought them on the program to see The Jonas Brothers as they loved the music stars. She further revealed that her daughters were past the “pop band” stage as they were now bringing grown men home.
“Now they have boyfriends and real lives and all that stuff, but they have grown up right before our very eyes, and they are doing well,” she continued.
DeGeneres noted that the girls have really adjusted to the real world after leaving the White House, where they had people to attend to their daily needs.
Michelle clarified that how she and her husband raised their children in the presidential residence was “sort of” their philosophy, not only in the White House.
She said, “I listened to what my mother said when she was raising us. She said, ‘I’m not raising babies; I’m raising real people to be out in the world.’ And I kept that in mind with the girls.”
Michelle knew her daughters would not always be in the “bubble of the White House,” so she made them learn how to do things independently to enter the world as “responsible, compassionate, capable” women.
The “Becoming” Author’s Character In “The First Lady” Series Receives Criticism
Viewers loved the production’s plot and quality, and it garnered much attention, but not totally for good reasons.
The “How To Get Away With Murder” actress did not do so well in imitating the former first lady as fans criticized her performance, particularly the “mouth pursing.”
Davis’s “mouth pursing” was an act she did to mimic the attorney’s gestures, and fans claimed it was excessively exaggerated, thereby negatively affecting her performance.
A fan believed the actress could have acted normally and altered her voice tone without having to purse her lips. Another noted that whatever she did with her mouth was unnecessary as that was a wrong impression of Michelle.
Imitating the 58-year-old public speaker was no easy feat for Davis as she thoroughly listened to Michelle’s podcasts “over 100 times” to get accustomed to the language patterns.
In addition, she studied the author’s body mannerisms by watching her videos. She also read her memoir, “Becoming.”
In a Vanity Fair interview, Davis revealed that she conferred with Michelle before filming began. She shared, “Michelle Obama was the first black woman in the White House, and she was perceived to be angry, hostile, overly masculine, and not feminine enough.”
The “Fences” star wanted to use her performance to protect and honor Michelle and “not be the perception that black women were aggressive.”