Michelle Obama Got Candid On Being Empty-Nesters With Barack And Getting Emotional After Sasha Left For College

Date December 6, 2019

Michelle Obama opened up about feeling like “empty-nesters” with Barack after their youngest daughter Sasha left home for college. How do Barack and Michelle keep themselves busy now when the kids have grown up?

“Empty-nesters” Barack and Michelle

Time flies by so fast. It seems like just yesterday Barack and Michelle Obama’s two daughters were teenagers, and now they are beautiful and charming young ladies and college students.

The former US President Barack Obama confessed he cried a river when his elder daughter Malia left home for college two years ago. And then, the youngest daughter left the family nest.

In her latest interview, Michelle Obama opened up about her feelings when she dropped Sasha to college.

Michelle said:

It was of course a little emotional to drop Sasha off. But like so many experiences in the past 10 years, we wanted to make it feel as normal as possible.

The former First Lady added that now, when she and Barack are “empty-nesters”, they can devote more time to themselves and enjoy being together just like at the beginning of their marriage.

Michelle also shared some vital advice for other parents who have to separate from their children when they grow up.

She said:

As a parent, one of the most important things we can give out children is the freedom to find their own way in the world.

Golden words, Michelle!

Keeping busy

Now, when their two daughters are all grown up, Barack and Michelle Obama can devote more time to their interests and hobbies, and social work, of course.

Michelle Obama released her first memoir ‘Becoming’ which became this-year bestseller. The former FLOTUS even got a Grammy Award for the audio version of her book. And that’s not all yet!

People magazine included Michelle Obama to their 2019 list of People of the Year due to her significant contribution to the national culture. Our congratulations to lovely Michelle!

Barack Obama is also very busy with social and charity projects he works on. Who knows, maybe Barack will follow his wife’s footsteps and release his own memoir next year? It would be so great!

Meanwhile, we wish Barack and Michelle Obama to enjoy their ‘empty-nesters’ status and never lose that unique sparkle between them!

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