Michelle and Barack Obama's new Vogue interview proves they're just as cool as you probably suspected. In the April issue, which features the first lady looking vibrant on the cover wearing a midnight-blue Reed Krakoff sleeveless dress, the Obamas joke about hitting the clubs, quote Beyoncé, and share how they approach their marriage with teamwork.
When asked about DC critics who complain that the Obamas are antisocial, Michelle cut off the president before he could answer and said, "Our job is, first and foremost, to make sure our family is whole. You know, we have small kids; they're growing every day." Although, the president might just go out on the town more, now that his daughters are becoming teenagers. He told Vogue: "Now that they want less time with us, who knows? Maybe you'll see us out in the clubs.” Then the president added, "Let's put it this way: I did an awful lot of socializing in my teens and 20s."
As for his marriage, Barack sees his wife not only as a supporter, but also as a partner. He said, "I think it would be a mistake to think that my wife, when I walk in the door, is, Hey, honey, how was your day? Let me give you a neck rub. It's not as if Michelle is thinking in terms of, How do I cater to my husband? I think it's much more, We're a team, and how do I make sure that this guy is together enough that he's paying attention to his girls and not forgetting the basketball game that he's supposed to be going to on Sunday?"
As for his fashion, Michelle has helped the president ditch his 20-year-old khakis. "Michelle's like Beyoncé in that song," the president explained. "'Let me upgrade ya!' She upgraded me." Michelle chimed in: "The girls and I are always rooting when he wears, like, a stripe. They're like, 'Dad! Oh, you look so handsome. Oh, stripes! You go!'" Check out the cover and a photo from inside the issue now.
Photo by Annie Leibovitz. Courtesy of Vogue.