President Obama wouldn't be where he is, were it not for his wife Michelle, and he has no problem saying so. In the latest issue of Vogue magazine, of which the first lady covers, the commander in chief compares his better half to a popular Beyoncé record.
Obama has credited Mrs. Obama in the past for helping him achieve career success, but she's also changed his style.
From New York magazine:
It certainly wouldn't be a Vogue cover story without a discussion of fashion; surprisingly, it's Barack's style that's given more ink! He notes, "In fairness, there is one thing that's changed" since the Obamas moved into the White House.
"Which is, I used to only have, like, two suits," he says.
Now you must have dozens, I say.
"Thank God," [Michelle] says. "Now, let me tell you: This is the man who still boasts about, This khaki pair of pants I've had since I was 20." The president throws his head back, laughing. "And I'm like, 'You don't want to brag about that.'" Jay Carney and the young staffers from the White House press office, who are all sitting on a sofa on the other side of the room, crack up.
"Michelle's like Beyoncé in that song," says the president. "'Let me upgrade ya!' She upgraded me."
The president has long gushed over his wife, to whom he's been married for two decades.
Mrs. Obama's Vogue issue hits stands March 26.