Michelle Obama reveals the things she is not allowed to do since leaving the White House 

Claudine Varela
Nov 16, 2018
11:52 A.M.

Michelle Obama says one thing hasn’t changed since she left the White House – her family still lives “in a bubble.”


The former first lady opened up about life after the White House in her latest sit down with People. Among other things, she discusses the implications of returning to the real world and the things she doesn’t have the luxury of doing.


“We don’t have the anonymity that allows you to be in the world with normalcy,” Michelle begins and details how difficult it is to be a public figure trying to live a normal life.

“I go to restaurants, I still work out and travel, but I can’t sit at a sidewalk cafe and just watch other people without it becoming a scene.”


When asked if she thought of wearing a disguise, the 54-year-old laughed and said,

“Then somebody’s gonna say, ‘What’s Michelle doing in that wig and those glasses?'”

She rules out the idea by saying,

“So I think a disguise would only backfire. I’d be in some tabloid magazine: ‘What’s she trying to do—what’s wrong with her? That’s crazy!'”


Apart from not being able to enjoy a little people watching, Michelle says she’s no longer allowed to drive her own car.

“No driving for me. We still live in a bubble.”

She laments if she had a farm then maybe she’d consider driving but remembers a recent packaged bomb her husband, Barack Obama received in the mail and thinks twice about it.

“As we’ve seen, the risks are still there.”



Michelle’s interview is part of the promotions for her latest memoir, “Becoming” which is making giant waves due to her explosive revelations. She discloses that she and her husband were never casual when they were dating and he proposed to her after telling her he didn’t believe in marriage. Another shocking revelation was her miscarriage and that she conceived her two children through IVF. Michelle was also very candid about her dislike of Donald Trump. She says she “stopped even trying to smile" at Trump’s inauguration and could never forgive him for threatening her family’s safety.

Every day since her book’s release, a new story is told from its pages and more and more people are appreciating what she has to say. Michelle’s life may never be normal, but it’s exactly why people love her. She’s an extraordinary woman.

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