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“The Duchess attended the event privately last night and had a conversation with Mrs. Obama afterwards,” a source tells ET.
The conversation came shortly after Michelle spoke to Good Housekeeping UK about the advice she’d give the 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex, who is pregnant with her first child.
“Like me, Meghan probably never dreamt that she’d have a life like this, and the pressure you feel — from yourself and from others — can sometimes feel like a lot,” Michelle, 54, tells the magazine.
“So my biggest piece of advice would be to take some time and don’t be in a hurry to do anything,” she continues. “I spent the first few months in the White House mainly worrying about my daughters, making sure they were off to a good start at school and making new friends before I launched into any more ambitious work. I think it’s okay — it’s good, even — to do that.”
Michelle goes on to marvel at how Meghan’s newfound role grants her the ability to do good things.
“What I’d say is that there’s so much opportunity to do good with a platform like that,” she notes. “And I think Meghan can maximize her impact for others, as well her own happiness, if she’s doing something that resonates with her personally.”
Meghan’s husband, Prince Harry, has long since had close ties to the Obamas. Back in June 2015, the former first lady and the 34-year-old royal had tea together, and discussed issues including support for veterans and Michelle’s Let Girls Learn initiative.
In October 2017, Harry and Michelle surprised students at a Chicago school. The Duke of Sussex also spoke at the Obama Foundation Summit during that trip.
Former president Barack Obama even congratulated Harry on Twitter following his engagement to Meghan last November.
Last December, Harry interviewed the 57-year-old politician for BBC Radio. During their chat, the proud husband referenced the Duke’s friendship with his wife. “You’ve gotten to know Michelle quite well, and she is a spectacular, funny, warm person,” he gushed.
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The former First Lady was hosting a huge event for her brand-new memoir Becoming in Capitol One Arena in Washington, D.C. on Saturday night and in the final moments of the show, attendees were treated to a special guest — her husband!
The former commander-in-chief took the stage with a bouquet of pink flowers for his wife as the crowd cheered. Afterward, Michelle clarified that these kinds of surprises aren’t exactly common on her book tour.
Then, as the pair stood up to exit the stage, Stevie Wonder’s classic “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” began playing and Barack couldn’t help busting out some hilarious dance moves, which the audience ate up.
And just before disappearing backstage, he twirled Michelle, now clutching her flowers. Afterward, she did a sweet curtsey.
Michelle is covering the latest issue of Essence magazine and in the cover story, she offers some advice some anyone hoping to find a partner as impressive as her husband.
“I think a lot of people don’t have a clear idea of what they should look for in a mate—and for a long time, I didn’t either,” she admits. “What drew me to Barack was that when I met him, he was already a fully formed individual. From our very first conversations, he showed me that he wasn’t afraid to express his fears and doubts, or that he might not have all the answers.”
“He could handle someone with her own passions and goals, someone who had ideas of her own,” she adds. “He relished it, in fact. I liked that…”
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Michelle Obama says she felt "lost and alone" after suffering a miscarriage 20 years ago and underwent in-vitro fertilization to conceive her two daughters.
"I felt like I failed because I didn't know how common miscarriages were because we don't talk about them," Obama said in an interview broadcast Friday on ABC's Good Morning America. "We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we're broken."
Obama, 54, said she and her husband, former U.S. president Barack Obama, turned to in-vitro fertilization to have daughters Sasha and Malia, now 17 and 20.
"I realized that as I was 34 and 35," she said in excerpts from an ABC special set to air Sunday. "We had to do IVF."
The revelations come ahead of Tuesday's release of her memoir Becoming, in which she writes openly about everything from growing up in Chicago to confronting racism in public life and becoming the country's first black first lady.
The Associated Press purchased an early copy of Becoming, one of the most anticipated political books in recent memory.
In Becoming, Obama lets loose a blast of anger at President Donald Trump, writing how she reacted in shock the night she learned he would replace her husband in the Oval Office and tried to "block it all out."
She also denounces Trump's yearslong "birther" campaign questioning her husband's citizenship, calling it bigoted and dangerous, "deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks." Trump suggested Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. but on foreign soil — his father was Kenyan. The former president was born in Hawaii.
She expresses disbelief over how so many women would choose a "misogynist" over Clinton in 2016. She remembers how her body "buzzed with fury" after seeing the infamous Access Hollywood tape, in which Trump brags about sexually assaulting women.
In her book, Obama also accuses Trump of using body language to "stalk" Clinton during an election debate. She writes of Trump following Clinton around the stage, standing nearby and "trying to diminish her presence."
She reflects on early struggles in her marriage to Barack as he began his political career and was often away.
She gives a detailed account of her courtship with her future husband — they met when both were at the Chicago law firm Sidley Austin LLP, and she was initially his adviser. Secretaries claimed he was both brilliant and "cute," although Michelle Obama was skeptical, writing that white people went "bonkers" any time you "put a suit" on a "half-intelligent black man." She also thought his picture had a "whiff of geekiness."
No interest in public office
At times, she feared she was damaging her husband's 2008 presidential campaign, especially after conservatives seized on a line from one of her speeches — taken out of context, she notes — that for the first time as an adult she was "really proud" of her country.
The remarks faded from the news, but she sensed lasting damage, a "pernicious seed," a "perception" that she was "disgruntled and vaguely hostile."
Michelle Obama has long said she has no interest in running for office, although she held a few campaign-style rallies before the recent midterms, urging people to register to vote. The rallies were part of her work as co-chair of the non-partisan, non-profit organization When We All Vote.
Last month, she launched a program to help empower girls worldwide through education. The Global Girls Alliance aims to support more than 1,500 grassroots organizations combating the challenges girls encounter in their communities.
She launches her promotional tour Tuesday not at a bookstore, but at Chicago's United Center, where tens of thousands of people have purchased tickets — from just under $ 30 to thousands of dollars — to attend the event moderated by Oprah Winfrey.
Barack Obama's memoir is expected next year.
The Obamas have said they will donate a "significant portion" of their author proceeds to charity, including the Obama Foundation.
Michelle Obama is opening up like never before.
In an exclusive interview with ABC News anchor Robin Roberts, the 54-year-old former first lady reveals that she had a miscarriage about 20 years ago and used In vitro fertilization to conceive her two daughters — Malia, 20, and Sasha, 17 — with her husband, President Barack Obama.
“I felt lost and alone and I felt like I failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about them,” Obama tells Roberts in a sneak peek of Becoming Michelle: A First Lady’s Journey with Robin Roberts, which will air Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. “We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we’re broken.”
“So that’s one of the reasons why I think it’s important to talk to young mothers about the fact that miscarriages happen,” she adds.
While trying to start a family, Obama became aware of the fact that “the biological clock is real because egg production is limited.”
“I realized that as I was 34 and 35 that we had to do IVF,” she says. “I think it’s the worst thing that we do to each other as women, not share the truth about our bodies and how they work and how they don’t work.”
In excerpts from her memoir, Becoming, published by ABC News, Obama speaks about her beginnings with her husband of 26 years. The two met while she was his adviser at the law firm Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago, Illinois. Though she initially wanted to keep their relationship in the friend zone, that went out the window when he kissed her for the first time.
“As soon as I allowed myself to feel anything for Barack, the feelings came rushing — a toppling blast of lust, gratitude, fulfillment, wonder,” she writes of her now-husband, 57.
It wasn’t always easy, though. Obama reveals that she and her husband sought marriage counseling, something she writes was her “pivot point” and “moment of self-arrest.”
Counseling, she tells Roberts, became “one of those ways where we learned how to talk out our differences.”
“I know too many young couples who struggle and think that somehow there’s something wrong with them. And I want them to know that Michelle and Barack Obama, who have a phenomenal marriage and who love each other, we work on our marriage,” she says. “And we get help with our marriage when we need it.”
In her book, Obama also opens up about her husband’s presidential run in 2007. The election was challenging, especially due to the fact that people characterized her as unpatriotic and “an angry black woman.”
“I was female, black and strong, which to certain people… translated only to ‘angry.’ It was another damaging cliché, one that’s been forever used to sweep minority women to the perimeter of every room,” she writes. “I was now starting to actually feel a bit angry, which then made me feel worse, as if I were fulfilling some prophecy laid out for me by the haters.”
In large part due to “the ugliness of the campaign,” Obama was turned off to politics for good and became unwilling to ever run for office.
“Public judgment sweeps in to fill any void… I knew that I would never allow myself to get that banged up again,” she writes. “I’ve never been a fan of politics, and my experience over the last 10 years has done little to change that. I continue to be put off by the nastiness.”
Obama also uses her book to speak to the false accusations about her husband — namely the “birther” movement and questions to his patriotism — and how then-civilian Donald Trump egged them on.
“[The accusations were] crazy and mean-spirited… its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed,” she says in her book. “But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks.”
“What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk,” she continues, calling out the president. “And for this, I’d never forgive him.”
Becoming is set to be released on Nov. 13. In the meantime, watch the video below for more with Obama: