She is Michelle Obama, and we're celebrating how far she's come — and where she's headed next.
Long before she redecorated the White House, Michelle La Vaughn Robinson Obama shared a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment with her parents and older brother on the South Side of Chicago.
She is both the former First Lady of the United States of America, and someone you imagine should definitely be your BFF.
Whether she's speaking to students, the military, or celebrity attendees of a White House gala, she somehow appears to be talking specifically to each of us. She once said, "Nothing in my life's path would have predicted that I'd be standing here as the first African-American First Lady of the United States of America.
Valerie Jarrett, senior White House advisor, told the The President and First Lady got to where they are today because scholarships and student loans gave them a shot at a great education.If you're new to these workouts, make sure you have a coach or a parent around to show you the ropes.A video posted by First Lady Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on You've seen those arms!In a 2009 TED Talk for an audience of students, Obama rallied, "I never cut class. He continued, "On our first date, I treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb.I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate." After dating for three years, the Obamas wed in 1992, holding their reception at the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago. And if you can do all that, and you're willing to be flexible with me because I will get the job done, I can work hard on a flexible schedule.' I was very clear.I don't lose sight of the fact that he's the president, but first and foremost he's my husband, my friend, and the father of my children.