Barack Obama may be the President of the United States, but it appears his wife Michelle wears the trousers at home. Making his first in-studio appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, Barack opened up about his family life, including the surprising reason he doesn't argue with his wife.
"What do you fight about?" Ellen quizzed the president, to which he replied: "Ya know, after about 15 years I finally figured out that she's always right."
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Barack said he never argues with his wife Michelle
He added: "So then surprising we just stopped fighting after that."
The father-of-two also opened up about how he feels about his oldest daughter Malia going to college in September.
"It's hard," he said, adding that Michelle had offered some words of wisdom to help him come to terms with the upcoming changes to the family life.
Barack Obama appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
"Look. As Michelle reminds me, our job is to prepare them not to need us and both of my daughters are wonderful people," Barack explained. "And Malia is more than ready to leave, but I'm not ready for her to leave. I was asked if I would speak at her graduation and I said, 'absolutely not' because I'm gonna be sitting there with dark glasses sobbing."
He continued: "Yeah she's one of my best friends. It's gonna be hard for me not to have her around all the time. But she's ready to go. You can tell. She's just a really smart, capable person. She's ready to make her own way."
It is not the only change set to affect the Obama family in 2016; they are also set to leave the White House following the US presidential election in November. After serving two terms as president, Barack has said he doesn't envy the new candidates including Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as there's a "lot of silliness" that occurs during presidential campaigning.
"I don't miss it, because look, running for President is hard. You're under an incredible amount of scrutiny," he said. "There's a lot of silliness that goes on."