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Michelle Obama shared valuable relationship advice — and revealed her own celebrity freebie — while promoting her book Becoming this week.
The former first lady, 54, covers the December issue of Essence, rocking her natural curls for the front of the magazine.
Michelle looked radiant wearing a white suit jacket and fitted tank on the cover, and in an interview with the magazine she opened up about her relationship with President Barack Obama, 57, and the dating advice she has for other people.
Former first lady Michelle Obama, left, and Tracee Ellis Ross speak at the "Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama" event at the Forum on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Stunning: Michelle Obama, 54, wore her natural curls on the cover of Essence magazines latest issue, as she dished about her relationship with President Barack Obama, 57
She singled out the childhood memory as an example of why the things girls study should be an awful lot like a boys curriculum. Obama, 54, a passionate campaigner for girls education, said: We shouldnt be sending messages to girls that there are things they cant do — because theres nothing that a girl cant do.
Gorgeous: People praised the former first lady for showing off her natural hair publicly for the first time during the cover shoot
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Love: During the interview, Michelle, pictured with Obama in January 2017, advised people to find someone who is secure in who they are for a long-term partner
From our very first conversations, he showed me that he wasnt afraid to express his fears and doubts, or that he might not have all the answers, Michelle told the magazine.
Just as important, I saw who he was not only in the way he treated me but in the way he interacted with others outside of our relationship.
He showed me that he respected women by the way he treated his mother, his sisters, and his grandmother.
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Michelle also revealed what people should be looking for when they are trying to find a long-term partner.
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[Barack] fight for folks who didnt have much power, Michele said. These were all things I learned long before we were married.
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It was all on display when we dated: he was consistent, he was honest, he was respectful, and he was secure in himself and secure in us. He hasnt been perfect, but those things have never wavered.
The couple has been together for 26 years, so it comes as no surprise that Michelle would have good advice on how to pick a partner for life.
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The cover shoot is the first time Michelle as publicly showed off her natural curls, and the decision could be due to her revealing intimate details about herself in her first book.