Photos: Essence With Michelle and Mom

First Lady and First Grandmother cover May Essence
First Lady and First Grandmother cover May Essence

First Lady Michelle Obama and her mother, Marian Robinson, 71, did a sit down interview in the White House during their first photo shoot together to speak to ESSENCE editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray about retaining their family values, what it takes to raise good kids and being role models for the Black community. They were photographed exclusively for ESSENCE at the White House on February 24th. 

ESSENCE’s May issue celebrates Mother’s Day in a special way-with two of the most popular mothers in the world! In their first interview together, First Lady Michelle Obama and her mother, Marian Robinson, 71, did a sit down interview in the White House during their first photo shoot together to speak to ESSENCE editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray about retaining their family values, what it takes to raise good kids and being role models for the Black community. They were photographed exclusively for ESSENCE at the White House on February 24th.

In the article, A Mother’s Love, Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Robinson also share their personal thoughts on some of the challenges facing families today and provide practical tips for parents everywhere. In addition, the issue features a special Mother’s Day message from President Barack Obama on why he is thankful for his wife and mother-in-law.

“We wanted our ESSENCE readers to see first-hand the dynamic bond between First Lady Michelle Obama and Mrs. Robinson. Both of these ladies are phenomenal women in their own right, and are each others’ greatest fans. Their relationship is inspiring-and they are a wonderful example for mothers and daughters everywhere,” said Burt-Murray.

Some of the quotes from the cover story include …

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA ON…

ADVANCING THE ROLE OF WOMEN WORLDWIDE: “We have to talk about flex hours and exercise and nutrition and health and what that means. And we have to talk about values, and about our relationships with men. All of those are part of the conversation that I think we need to have, not just in this country but around the world.”

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One thought on “Photos: Essence With Michelle and Mom”

  1. I THINK THAT THE LOVE AND RESPECT BETWEEN THE FIRST LADY AND HER MOM IS BEAUTIFUL. SHE WAS BLESSED TO HAVE SUCH LOVING AND SUPPORTIVE PARENTS.

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