In her new memoir, Becoming, the former FLOTUS reveals she and Barack got into a nasty fight right after getting engaged! During a spontaneous trip to Kenya to celebrate, Michelle jotted down in her journal about "angry" she was at Barack.
"'I don't think we have anything in common,'" Michelle recalled writing in her journal. "My thoughts trailed off there. As a measure of frustration, I drew a long emphatic gash across the rest of the page."
Michelle admitted that while the two didn't fight "often," when they did, the fights were explosive.
"I tend to yell when I'm angry," the former First Lady revealed. "When something sets me off, the feeling can be intensely physical, a kind of fireball running up my spine and exploding in the moment."
The former president, however, comes across "eloquent" during heated arguments, which Michelle said is also "irritating."
The couple even fought about whether or not they would tie the knot. According to Michelle, Barack was in "no particular rush" to propose. After he proposed, however, the 44th president "initially declared he was not interested in wedding minutiae," she wrote.
The former politicians wed in 1992 – but the fighting didn't stop there. Michelle confessed that she and Barack went to couples counseling, which Barack was "reluctant" of.
"Sitting down in front of a stranger struck him as uncomfortable, if not a tad dramatic," the former First Lady of her husband.
The counseling ended up changing Michelle's daily routines. It was then that she started exercising regularly, setting dinners to 6:30 p.m. each not and leaving Barack out of the happy family picture.
"We didn't wait for Dad," Michelle wrote. "It was his job to catch up to us."
The new memoir was released on Tuesday.
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