Michelle Obama, who has already sent shockwaves across Twitter with revelations about the White House while promoting her book Becoming, has now revealed something about the woman in power from across the pond.
The former first lady spoke of work-life balance and whether there is a way to succeed in a career while keeping a marriage picture ideal. "Nope, not at the same time", she said, according to The Cut.
Obama promptly apologized for her strong language.
Michelle Obama has however cancelled book tour stops in Paris and Berlin to attend the funeral of former United States president George HW Bush, who died Friday aged 94. She spoke there about visiting Windsor Castle in 2016 together with her husband, who was the U.S. president then.
"Marriage still ain't equal, y'all", Mrs. Obama told some 19,000 audience members on Saturday. If you're thinking about my thoughts when I come out on stage it's "don't" fall'. "It is hard. I love my husband, and we have a great marriage, and we've had a great marriage, but marriage is hard work". She died in 2008, the year before he took office.
"Malia and I were talking recently about all the little things we'd stress over in junior high and high school - whether we're wearing the right clothes, a snarky comment somebody made about us, the boys we crushed on", she says.
"What happens to black women, you become a caricature. the size of her hips, her style".
Mrs Obama wrote how she wondered why so many women rejected "an exceptionally qualified female candidate and instead choose a misogynist as their President".
Schultz argued the book was also a good starting point for women, young and old, considering further advancement in their career fields.
"People are like, 'Oh, why'd she talk about marriage counseling?' I'm like, 'Duh.' Marriage is hard, you know", she told the crowd.
"And we can just sort of get this out of the way and I can be that supportive wife going, 'Aw honey, you tried.' OK, now let's go back to our lives as usual", she added.
Michelle also talks about her transition from the White House to the "real world", recalling her first night alone after the family moved into a brick home not far from 1600 Pensylvania Avenue at the end of Barack's presidency.
Cell phone cameras were rolling as she realized what she'd said. "And I think that gave me a level of strength that carries me through to this day".