Michelle Obama has revealed why it is important for people to marry their equals in order to make a marriage work.
The former US First Lady was interviewed by CBS’ Gayle King for a special piece at the Essence Festival in New Orleans.
During the interview, Michelle shared stories with Ms King about her time in the White House, her marriage and the rocky road it took to get to where she is today.
She said: “This is the beauty of finding a partner you really love and respect.
“After all the highs and lows, the ups and downs we’ve been through, we have each other, which makes the journey worth it.”
Speaking on how important she felt it was for people to marry their equals to make a marriage work, she said: “My husband is my teammate and if we are going to win this game together, he has to be strong and he has to be ok with me being strong.”
Michelle also told Ms King people saw her relationship as “hashtag relationship goals”, but she wanted to let people know there were difficult times too.
Before the interview, Ms Obama revealed in her book ‘Becoming’ that her father Fraser C. Robinson III was fearful of her relationship with Barack Obama and said, “He won’t last due to Michelle’s previous track record of dating.
The ex-FLOTUS wrote: “My father appreciated Barack instantly, but still didn’t like his odds.
“After all, he’d seen me jettison my high school boyfriend David at the gates of Princeton.
“He’d watched me dismiss Kevin the college football player as soon as I’d seen him in a furry mascot outfit.
“My parents knew better than too get too attached.
“According to Craig (brother), my father shook his head and laughed as he watched me and Barack walk away.
“He said: ‘Nice guy. Too bad he won’t last’.”