Michelle Obama gets candid about her private life.
The former First Lady, Michelle Obama, is set to drop her memoir Becoming next week and in light of the special release, she paid a visit to Good Morning America to discuss certain details of her novel that she’s never shared before. Before Michelle and Barack had their two daughters Malia and Sasha, Michelle suffered a miscarriage that left her feeling “lost and alone.”
“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,” she said, as seen in the clip below. “I felt lost and alone and I felt like I failed,” she added, “because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about it. We sit in our own pain thinking that somehow we’re broken.”
Michelle used in vitro fertilization to conceive her daughters, detailing how “the biological clock is real, because egg production is limited. And I realized that as I was 34 and 35.”
Watch the full clip below where she also talks about marriage counseling and hard times with Barack, and how they made it through.