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Michelle Obama: Getting Bangs Was ‘My Mid-Life Crisis’ — Video

Tue, February 19, 2013 1:40pm EDT by Dory Larrabee 3 Comments
Michelle Obama Mid Life Crisis
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Michelle Obama joked to Rachael Ray that at age 49, cutting her hair was the safest way for her to express her midlife crisis! Keep reading to see what else she said about her new ‘do!

On Rachael Ray‘s talk show airing on Feb. 20, First Lady Michelle Obama called in via video chat to talk about the issues that really matter — her new haircut! She laughed that although Secret Service has a pretty tight hold on what she can and cannot do, she was allowed to get the cut everyone’s talking about — her chic new bangs! Watch a sneak peek of the interview below!

Michelle Obama Speaks About Her New Haircut

“This is my mid-life crisis, the bangs. I couldn’t get a sports car. They won’t let me bungee jump. So instead, I cut my bangs.”

Michelle also tells Rachael what is in her White House office and her favorite movies in anticipation for the Oscars on Feb. 24.

On Jan. 17, her 49th birthday, Michelle debuted the bangs in a photo posted on the @FLOTUS Twitter page. So 2013, Michelle!

On Jan. 21, President Barack Obama sweetly told USA Today, “To address the most significant event of the weekend, I love her bangs. She looks good. She always looks good.”

Not Everyone Loves Michelle Obama’s Bangs

Famed Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, 79, said he was not a fan of Michelle’s cut on French TV on Jan. 24. He said:

“I adore Madame Obama. . . [but] I do not understand the change in hairstyle. Frankly this doesn’t suit her. The fringe was not a good idea, it’s not good.”

Either way, we love her sense of humor about the situation!

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you love that Michelle is so open and funny?

— Dory Larrabee

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