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    Michelle Obama Gave An Update On Malia And Sasha And It Sounds Like Things Are Going Really Well For Them

    "Before it was just, like, pop bands. Now they have boyfriends and real lives."

    Barack and Michelle Obama are back to being empty nesters.

    A closeup of Michelle and Barack

    In the early days of the COVID pandemic, the former president and his wife welcomed their college-age daughters, Malia and Sasha, back home as they quarantined.

    And with life a little more normal now, Michelle recently confirmed that their daughters are back out on their own.

    "They're gone. It was an extra special treat to have them. That little bit of time. Because being with them as adults, it's fun! I love them at every age," Michelle said during an Ellen Show interview.

    A family photo outside the white house

    While Sasha, 20, is currently attending the University of Michigan, Malia, 23, is actually working as a writer on Donald Glover's upcoming Amazon series.

    Michelle went on to explain that not only are the sisters "doing well," but they've also turned into "amazing young women."

    Reflecting on their youth, Michelle admitted it was a little bit of a shock for the girls to go from obsessing over pop bands to "bringing home grown men."

    Michelle sits in an audience with Malia and Sasha

    "Now they have boyfriends and real lives and all that stuff. They have grown up right before our very eyes and they are doing well," Michelle shared.

    A family photo at the white house

    While growing up in the public eye might have been tough for the girls, Michelle credits her own mother's guidance for helping her daughters become "responsible, compassionate, capable people."

    "I listened to what my mother said when she was raising us. She said, 'I'm not raising babies, I'm raising real people to be out in the world.' And I kept that in mind with the girls," Michelle explained.

    Michelle stands next to her mom at an event

    Michelle noted that she didn't allow Malia and Sasha to "always be in that bubble of the White House" and she made sure they made their own beds and learned how to drive.

    "They had to learn how to be compassionate, independent, responsible people so that they entered the world as responsible, compassionate, capable people. And I think they are amazing young women because of that," Michelle concluded.

    A closeup of Malia and Sasha

    Listen to all that Michelle had to say below.

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