Michelle Obama has been sharing glimpses inside her family’s home over the past few months, revealing their impressive Tudor property has everything from a roof terrace to a sprawling garden.
And what’s more, during lockdown, they will have been living together but still enjoying their own space too, thanks to Sasha’s incredible living situation. The 19-year-old has her own suite in the house, including her very own living room.
Michelle opened up about her daughter’s room during an interview on Ellen in 2018, telling host Ellen DeGeneres: “Sasha actually killed in this house. She has a two-room suite, it’s all decked out. She has like a living room area and a bedroom.”
What’s more, Sasha even designed it herself. While Sasha has the best deal in the room department, her dad Barack Obama didn’t get quite so lucky. “He’s got the smallest room for his office. So he’s really hating on her,” Michelle joked.
Malia, meanwhile, has a “room in the attic somewhere,” because prior to the lockdown she was away at university. “She’s away at college. You don’t waste rooms on college kids,” she joked.
Sasha is now at university too, and has no doubt enjoyed spending more time at her family’s home over the past few months. The family had decided to stay in Washington after leaving the White House in 2017 so that Sasha could finish the secondary school she was enrolled at.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Michelle has been enjoying spending quality time with her daughters while they are at home. The doting mum opened up about their experience on her new podcast and gave an insight into their daily routine.
“Barack’s in his office, making calls, working on his book. I’m in my room. The girls are on their computers,” she told her previous podcast guest, former NPR host Michele Norris.
“Sometimes we’re outside if the weather permits, but we’ve developed this routine, you know, we don’t really worry about seeing one another in the day.”
But then, “right around five o’clock, everybody comes out of their nooks,” and it’s time for puzzles and cards. “Puzzles have become big,” she added, explaining they had a designated table that permanently has a puzzle on the go. Then they hunker down for a game of Spades which gets a little competitive.