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7. She Bugged Barack To Propose

006-7-she-bugged-barack-to-propose-b0add96b29fe4acd6b3c4ddf88ce2500After his successful bar exam, the couple went out to a fancy dinner where Michelle lectured Barack about not being able to commit to a relationship. By the end of the dinner, on her desert plate was her engagement ring. “That kind of shuts you up, doesn’t it?” Barack said as he laughed and she sat at the table stunned.

6. Michelle’s Mother Was Concerned About Barack Being Bi-Racial

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007-6-michelle-s-mother-was-concerned-about-1004821Peter Slevin, Michelle’s biographer, quoted Michelle’s Mother, Marian, as saying, “That didn’t concern me as much as had he been completely white.” She continued, “And I guess that I worry about races mixing because of the difficulty, not so much for prejudice or anything. It’s just very hard.”
5. Michelle’s Mother Calls Her Hardheaded and Needed ‘Spanking’

008-5-michelle-s-mother-calls-her-hardheaded-98e51461c3b884953d771ab9c6e10ec9Michelle’s mother, Marian Robinson, is said to have told people that Sasha, age 7 at the time, reminded her of her daughter. Even the First Lady’s paternal grandmother is said to have “told a co-worker that Michelle was ‘hardheaded’ and needed a spanking from time to time.”

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4. She Once Dated The Son of Vocal Legend Patti LaBelle

009-4-she-once-dated-the-son-of-vocal-legend-099456d2c4fcc68128eaaa5672368549Slevin, the author of Michelle Obama: A Life, wrote that the FLOTUS dated Stanley Stocker-Edwards, Patti LaBelle’s adopted son, while at Harvard. She apparently had a hard time holding down a boyfriend and she said, “My family swore I would never find a man that would put up with me.”

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3. Michelle Worked Marketing For Coors Brewing and Barney The Purple Dinosaur

010-3-michelle-worked-marketing-for-coors-br-27f105062411ad6d7d7be7a1f70438ffAccording to Mrs. Obama’s biography, while working for Sidley Law Firm in Chicago she was assigned to work with AT&T, Coors Brewing, and the kid’s public television monster hit, Barney and Friends. “the work could be thankless and, frankly, dull,” said the firm’s senior partner John Levi. “I knew Michelle was frustrated.”

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