But the most touching part of the interview was Michelle Obama revealing what made the 44th president Barack Obama break down and it was all about their daughters, Sasha Obama, 18, and Malia Obama, 21.
She said her husband especially got emotional when they dropped off Sasha at the University of Michigan last year. She also opened up about advice for her daughters, “What I tell them is what I continue to tell themselves is that they have to walk their own walk. They cannot define themselves by looking at each other or looking at me or their dad."
Sasha and Malia Obama grew up in the public eye, following in the footsteps of other children to live in the White House during their fathers’ tenures including Chelsea Clinton, Amy Carter and Caroline Kennedy and her brother, the late John F. Kennedy Jr. The Obamas took special care, their mother says, to let them establish their own identities.