Given the years of positive imagery and appearances on every major network as they smiled, laughed, and reminisced on their marriage, former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, to many, are the perfectly happy, flawless married couple.
But as the Daily Mail reported, during a CBS News interview, the former president recently revealed inside information about their marriage that wasn’t common knowledge, and it dealt with a time that Michelle reportedly told her husband to spend more time with rockstar Bruce Springsteen in order to reflect on his “failings and flaws.”
In case you’re curious why Springsteen is involved, it’s because he and the former president became close friends, which is what reportedly prompted Michelle to suggest her husband seek his counsel.
Barack Obama explained: “She says, ‘You know, he understands all his failings and flaws as a man, and you don’t seem to understand as well just exactly how messed up you are.”‘
“You’re right. No doubt,” the 44th president said was his immediate response.
Not surprisingly, the inside information revealed by Barack Obama comes just days before the launch of his new book, which he co-authored with Springsteen, title, Renegades: Born in the USA.
The duo reportedly also has plans to launch a podcast in the near future.
Last year, Michelle Obama gave the media an inside look at the struggles she said she endured throughout her marriage to Barack, who was an up-and-coming politician who, as we all know, eventually won the White House.
“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,” the former first lady said. “But that doesn’t mean you quit. And these periods can last a long time. They can last years.”