Michelle Obama Talks President Obama's 'Evolving' Style
First Lady Michelle Obama is spearheading the White House’s Turnaround Arts Program, which helps low-performing schools increase student achievement through access to arts education. The First Lady has enlisted the help of Sarah Jessica Parker, who performed on Tuesday with kids involved in the program at a first ever White House talent show.
The dedication of these two women is undeniable, as is their style sense. But, in part two of Billy Bush’s sit down interview with the pair, they discussed the style of their husbands.
“How would you describe their style?” Billy asked.
“Evolving,” Mrs. Obama said.
In 2011, the President was criticized for wearing what some called “grandpa jeans.” But, Mrs. Obama said he’s moved on from those days.
“That was a long time ago,” she told Billy. “He’s upping his game. … When he puts on a checked shirt, we go wild. … [The kids are] like, ‘Oh, dad has on color!’ ‘Oh, dad, that’s really good.’ We reward him.”
And as for Sarah Jessica and her husband, actor Matthew Broderick, she loves his look.
In fact, she told Billy he doesn’t need her style advice.
“The truth of the matter is he doesn’t need it. I love his taste,” Sarah Jessica said. “I think he has wonderful taste. It’s very much his own and I wouldn’t want to muddy the waters.”
The Obamas are a close family, and during Billy’s interview at the White House, the First Lady revealed that she doesn’t use her phone to get in touch with her husband.
“Do you text your husband throughout the day? And will he respond?” Billy asked.
“Not throughout the day. He would respond,” Mrs. Obama said.
“But, we work and live in the same place,” she added. “So it’s one of those things like, if I really need to see him, I’ll just walk downstairs. Like, ‘Honey…’”
Like many families, though, Mrs. Obama does use technology to keep up with her children.
“The kids and I — we text,” she said. “That’s how they communicate.”
But one of the Obama girls went a little old school when putting together a special gift for Mother’s Day.
“I got a letter for Mother’s Day from Malia,” Mrs. Obama told Billy. “A two-page letter.”
-- Access Hollywood Staff
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