For the first time ever, someone graces the cover of “O” Magazine along side Oprah Winfrey, and that someone is Michelle Obama. In the April issue of “O” Magazine, which hits newsstands on March 17, “The First Lady” talks to Oprah about several issues ranging from talking about the rules that she has in place for her girls to talking about how she wants to use her role as “The First Lady” to help transform the lives of women. The following is an excerpt from that interview.
Oprah: So after the inauguration, what was your first weekend in the White House like?
Michelle Obama: Well, we still had family here, so it was almost like a wedding. A huge, very complicated wedding. The last visitors didn't leave until Sunday. And then the first Monday was kind of weird. You know: Now we live here, and Barack is getting up and going to work, and it's just us. This is our home now.
Oprah: I had heart palpitations coming through the White House gate, recognizing that this really is now your home. It's the White House, and it's your home.
Michelle Obama: And it's a beautiful home. When you go out and come back, especially at night, with all the white lights on—it's just beautiful. We feel privileged, and we feel a responsibility to make it feel like the people's house. We have the good fortune of being able to sleep here, but this house belongs to America.