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Michelle Obama has released a memoir in which she reveals that she had a miscarriage and used in vitro fertilization to conceive both children, Malia and Sasha.

In the book, Becoming, the former first lady reveals difficulties about her marriage and pregnancy with her two daughters.

In an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America, Michelle Obama said that she felt “lost and alone” after her miscarriage 20 years ago.

The first African-American first lady also criticized President Donald Trump for putting her family’s safety at risk.

Michelle and Barack Obama sought couples therapy, she also revealed for the first time in her 426-page book, which will be released on November 13.

Following publication, Michelle Obama will tour ten cities.

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Michelle Obama, a former lawyer and hospital administrator, told ABC that after her miscarriage: “I felt like I failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about them.”

She added that “it’s important to talk to young mothers about the fact that miscarriages happen”.

The former first lady also said that when she was around 34 years old, she realized that “the biological clock is real” and that “egg production is limited”, which made her decide to seek in-vitro fertilization.

She told Robin Roberts: “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.”

Michelle Obama revealed that the couple’s relationship struggled at times, especially after her husband joined the state legislature, leaving her at home where she was forced to administer IVF shots herself.

“Marriage counseling for us was one of those ways where we learned how to talk out our differences,” she said.

“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.

“And we get help with our marriage when we need it.”

Michelle Obama also describes falling in love with the former president one summer night in Chicago.

In Becoming, Michelle Obama says she would “never forgive” Donald Trump for championing the “birther” theory that her husband was not born in the US, according to excerpts obtained by media.

She wrote: “The whole [birther] thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed.”

“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. And for this I’d never forgive him.”

Michelle Obama said she reacted in shock to Donald Trump’s presidential victory and “tried to block it all out”.

Before departing the White House for Paris on November 9, President Trump addressed some of the quotes from Michelle Obama’s book.

He said: “Michelle Obama got paid a lot of money to write a book and they always insist you come up with controversy. I’ll give you some back.”

Referring to his predecessor, Barack Obama, President Trump said: “I’ll never forgive him for what he did to our United States military by not funding it properly.”


President Barack Obama has revealed that his youngest daughter, Sasha, recently mocked him on Snapchat.

He said 15-year-old Sasha had recorded him discussing the social network at a family dinner and then quietly posted a reaction to her friends.

It is not the first time President Obama has discussed Sasha’s online activities.

In July, Barack Obama said Sasha also tweets, leading several media outlets to try to identify her account.

It remains secret.

Likewise a copy of the described Snapchat post has not been made public. Messages posted to the app are designed to disappear after being viewed or within a short period of time, but there are ways to circumvent the restrictions.

Barack Obama recounted the latest event on Monday’s edition of the Jimmy Kimmel Live TV show.

“Sasha gave me instructions on Snapchat,” said the president.

“One night at dinner we’re sitting there, and I had read that Snapchat was becoming really popular among her age cohort. So, I said: <<So, tell me about Snapchat.>>

“So, she starts explaining stuff – you can make little faces on your picture, and this and that and the other.

“And at the end of it, Michelle and I are sitting there. And I said: <<Isn’t this interesting?>>

“And I started talking to Michelle about the implications of social media and what all this means.

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“[And I] come to find out she was recording us the whole time, and then sent to her friends afterwards: <<This is my dad lecturing us on the meaning of social media.>>

“And she took a picture of herself sort of looking bored.”

The president added that the first lady – who joined Snapchat in June – and his eldest daughter Malia had “loved” the post.

Jimmy Kimmel joked that the event represented a security breach.

Barack Obama also mentioned that his own iPhone was limited to receiving emails and browsing the internet, and would not take photos, play music or make calls.

“My rule has been throughout my presidency, that I assume that someday, some time, somebody will read this email,” he said.

“So, I don’t send any email that at some point won’t be on the front page of the newspapers.”

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has been beset by a scandal over leaked emails, while her rival Donald Trump has been accused of using outdated software on his company’s email servers.

Barack Obama also said that he expected technology to preoccupy his successor.

“One of the biggest challenges… is going to be: how do we continue to get all the benefits of being in cyberspace but protect our finances, protect our privacy?

“How do we balance issues of security? Because people expect the government to monitor this enough to protect them from bad guys.

“But they worry that if government is in there too much, then who is going to protect them from government?

“This is going to be a big debate that we’re going to have for a long time.”

GOP aide Elizabeth Lauten has resigned after accusing President Barack Obama’s daughters of lacking class.

Elizabeth Lauten, communications director for Congressman Stephen Fincher, gave up her post on December 1.

She earlier criticized Malia and Sasha Obama on Facebook following their appearance in short skirts at Thanksgiving turkey pardon ceremony.

She later took down the post and apologized for her “hurtful words”.

Elizabeth Lauten had also accused Malia and Sasha Obama of looking bored when they stood with their father at a traditional turkey pardoning event at the White House.

While most commentators reported humorously on what they saw as the uninterested expressions of Malia, 16, and Sasha, 13, throughout the ceremony, Elizabeth Lauten was notably more outspoken.Elizabeth Lauten Obama daughters row

Her deleted post reads: “Dear Sasha and Malia: I get you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re a part of the First Family, try showing a little class. At least respect the part you play.

“Then again, your mother and father don’t respect their positions very much, or the nation for that matter. So I’m guessing you’re coming up a little short in the <<good role model>> department.”

The post goes on to advise Malia and Sasha Obama to “rise to the occasion and act like being in the White House matters to you”.

“Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar,” Elizabeth Lauten added.

In her subsequent apology, Elizabeth Lauten wrote: “After many hours of prayer, talking to my parents, and re-reading my words online I can see more clearly just how hurtful my words were.

“I’d like to apologize to all of those who I have hurt and offended with my words, and I pledge to learn and grow (and I assure you I have) from this experience.”

She pointed out that she “had judged the two young ladies in a way that I would never have wanted to be judged myself as a teenager”.

Sasha and Malia Obama are among the youngest presidential children at the White House for years.

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First daughters Malia and Sasha Obama have been called disrespectful and classless by Republican Elizabeth Lauten for their attitude and clothes at this year’s Thanksgiving turkey pardoning ceremony.

Elizabeth Lauten, communications director for Republican congressman Stephen Fincher, made her comments in a Facebook post.

Her comments were heavily criticized and subsequently deleted.

Elizabeth Lauten has apologized for her “hurtful words”.

She attacked President Barack Obama’s girls over their choice of short skirts for the annual turkey pardoning event at the White House, and also for looking bored.

Malia, 16, and Sasha, 13, stood next to President Barack Obama during the ceremony.

Elizabeth Lauten said that the girls should “try showing a little class. At least respect the part you play”.

“Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar,” she added.

Elizabeth Lauten’s comment caused outrage on social media, amid accusations that she was “shaming” teenage girls.

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First Daughter Malia Obama could be setting her sights on Hollywood now that school is out.

Malia Obama, who turns 16 on July 4, was recently spotted working as a production assistant in Los Angeles on the set of Halle Berry’s upcoming sci-fi series Extant.

Malia Obama was spotted working as a production assistant in Los Angeles on the set of Halle Berry’s upcoming sci-fi series Extant

Malia Obama was spotted working as a production assistant in Los Angeles on the set of Halle Berry’s upcoming sci-fi series Extant

She was joined by her mother, Michelle Obama, who watched the teen assist on some reshoots of the pilot.

In the series, Halle Berry will play an astronaut who returns home from a year-long solo mission in space and tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life.  Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

Malia Obama attends the exclusive Sidwell Friends private school in Washington, DC., but classes let out earlier this month.


First Lady Michelle Obama has announced that her daughter Malia will start driving this summer.

Michelle Obama commented on Malia’s milestone in a taped interview broadcast Tuesday by the entertainment news show Access Hollywood. It was a joint interview with actress Sarah Jessica Parker about the role of arts in education, but host Billy Bush could not resist asking Michelle Obama about her daughters, Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12.

Michelle Obama has announced that her daughter Malia will start driving this summer

Michelle Obama has announced that her daughter Malia will start driving this summer (photo UPI)

Michelle Obama said Sasha loves dancing and does so several times a week in an organized program.

The first lady said her girls are like other teens in that they are anxiously counting down to the start of summer and getting ready for camp and internships.

“One child is going to be driving this summer,” the first lady said, jokingly adding: “Look out.”

Asked whether Secret Service agents would be in the back seat when Malia is behind the wheel, Michelle Obama said only that “we’ve got a plan”.

Malia Obama turns 16 on July 4, making her eligible for a learner’s permit in the District of Columbia.

Michelle Obama dodged questions about whether there is dating at the White House.

“You just want me to get pushed off the Truman Balcony,” Michelle Obama joked, suggesting that could be her punishment for revealing anything about her daughters’ dating lives.

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Malala Yousafzai and Barack Obama’s elder daughter, Malia, are on Time magazine’s list of 16 most influential teens of 2013.

Time magazine’s list, published Tuesday, took young people who have inspired the society by their work in various fields like music, sports, technology, science, writing and media.

The magazine said that Malia Obama, 15, and her sister, Sasha, act with the poise of adults.

Barack Obama’s elder daughter, Malia, is on Time magazine's list of 16 most influential teens of 2013

Barack Obama’s elder daughter, Malia, is on Time magazine’s list of 16 most influential teens of 2013

“President Obama often mentions his daughters in speeches, and says that they influenced his stance on gay marriage,” the magazine said.

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, 16, was a target because of her vocal activism to better the education of girls under Taliban rule, Time said.

After surviving the attack, Malala Yousafzai didn’t hide in fear but strengthened her voice, it added.

Malala Yousafzai received the Sakharov Prize and Clinton Global Citizen Award this year for freedom of speech.

She was also nominated for the Nobel Peace prize 2013.

Others who figured on Time’s list are: singers Lorde, 17, and Justin Bieber, 19, actors Kiernan Shipka, 14, Chloe Grace Moretz, 16 and Hailee Steinfeld, 16, authors Maya Van Wagenen, 15, and Beth Reekles, 17, technology whizkid Nick D’Aloisio, 18, Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin, 18, fashion icon Dante de Blasio, 16, Romanian scientist Ionut Budisteanu, 19, Kendell and Kylie Jenner, 18 & 16, Lydia Ko, 16 .


In the weeks since election night, the emerging styles of the Obama daughters, and especially Malia, has taken center stage – the 14-year-old blossoming from the President’s wide-eyed “baby” into a self-assured young woman who has inherited her mother’s confidence, bold fashion sense and looks.

Wearing a shiny blue full skirt from ASOS with a neon pink Zara belt, and J. Crew flats, Malia Obama proved she has inherited her mother’s classic but bold sensibility on election night – seamlessly following in her well-heeled footsteps.

“The torch has been passed,” said the designer Gregory Parkinson, who sent out a press release after a recent sighting of the White House’s resident teenager.

Lucky magazine’s executive fashion director, Alexis Bryan Morgan, told USA Today: “I’m hard pressed to think of anyone, period, who had such great style potential at 14.

“She has all the elements that make a great fashionista. It’s really exceptional.”

Malia Obama, standing nearly as tall as her 5-foot-11 mother, now carries herself with confidence, striding alongside her mother like two-peas-in-a-poised-pod.

Unlike many teens unused to their new height, she shows no trace of awkwardness or embarrassment, instead, she embraces her lean figure with smart, yet bang-on-trend, wardrobe choices.

Seventeen fashion director Gina Kelly explained: “How her mother dresses is obviously rubbing off on Malia.

“It’s very pretty and feminine. It’s a little bit preppy-classic, but it’s never boring.”

And recent appearances throughout Washington D.C. have proven Malia Obama can certainly hold her own in the style stakes, mixing and matching bold colors and layers like a pro.

Lucky‘s Alexis Bryan Morgan added: “She’s smart in that she seems to be aware so many eyes are on her.

“[But] her style seems very genuine. It doesn’t look like somebody just put something on her on election night. She’s adding her own twist and having fun. You can’t really have style unless you’re being true to herself.”

Since turning 14 on Independence Day, Malia Obama has slowly started to tick off some age-appropriate milestones – like her first mobile phone.

Michelle Obama admitted in June that she “scared the heck” out of Malia with “days of lectures” on the dangers of talking to strangers before handing the device over.

Malia Obama proved she has inherited her mother's classic seamlessly following in her well-heeled footsteps

Malia Obama proved she has inherited her mother’s classic seamlessly following in her well-heeled footsteps

And although Malia Obama, and her younger sister Sasha, 11, are forbidden from using Facebook until they are 17, Malia seems to be growing up like any other teenager, taking her first daughter responsibilities in her stride.

Since becoming the White House’s resident teenager last Independence Day, Malia Obama has slowly started to tick off some age-appropriate milestones – like her first mobile phone.

President Barack Obama, who often talks highly of both Malia, and his younger daughter Sasha, says they are kind, respectful, responsible and well-behaved girls.

Malia Obama has started to wear make-up too – with her mother’s wise counsel to guide her.

In an appearance on The View last year, Michelle Obama revealed: “We do a lot of talking. Sometimes it’s too much.

“After our… military families tour, I came in, it was 10.30 at night – we were beat, we did four cities in two days, and Malia’s like, <<Ma, I need to talk to you>>.

“And it was 10.30 and we talked. And we talked, and we talked. We talked about make-up, actually.”

In fact, it seems the only person struggling with Malia Obama’s coming-of-age is the President himself.

Barack Obama admitted in an interview last year, before her two-inch growth spurt: “Even though she’s 5ft 9in, she’s still my baby. And she just got braces, which is good, because she looks like a kid and she was getting … she’s starting to look too old for me.”

One occasion in particular came as a shock, as Michelle Obama revealed on The View.

She said: “He says he’s cool, but you know… The first time Malia went out for a party and she was dressed, she had her hair done and she’s tall, she had on a pretty dress, you could see him, he was sort of like… gulp. And I was like, <<Easy dad>>.”

President Barack Obama often talks highly of his two children, saying they are kind, respectful, responsible and well-behaved girls.

“I could not ask for better kids,” he told ABC News in June.

“I’m not anticipating complete mayhem for the next four, five years. But I understand teenage-hood is complicated. I should also point out that I have men with guns that surround them often.”