Barbara Walters Asks Obamas How They 'Keep the Fire Going'

The first couple gets close and personal with the ABC News veteran.

Posted:
 
obama_barbara_walters_575lh
ABC News

In an interview with President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama, ABC News veteran Barbara Walters did not bite her tongue. The 83-year-old journalist asked the couple what happens behind closed doors at the White House, including how they "keep the fire going in their marriage" after 20 years, which made for a little bit of an awkward exchange, the Hollywood Reporter reports.

"We've been married now 20 years, and like every marriage, I think you have your ups and your downs," the president said after a surprised chuckle. "But if you work through the tough times, the respect and love that you feel deepens."

Watch the video below:

Watch more at the Hollywood Reporter.

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.   

Comments
The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.