Michelle Obama: My Bangs Were a 'Midlife Crisis!'

02/19/2013 at 10:04 AM ET

Michelle Obama Bangs Midlife Crisis
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When you’re the First Lady of the United States, you don’t have many options if you’re looking to act on a midlife crisis.

So Michelle Obama did what any woman looking to shake things up (within Secret Servce-approved parameters, of course) would do: cut her bangs.

“This is my midlife crisis, the bangs,” Obama joked on The Rachael Ray Show. “I couldn’t get a sports car. They won’t let me bungee-jump. So instead, I cut my bangs.”

And unlike many midlife crises, this one has gotten a big thumbs up from her spouse. “I love her bangs!” President Barack Obama said shortly after she cut them on her 49th birthday. “She always looks good.”

Not that she needed her husband’s approval, of course; though President Obama may be the leader of the free world, his wife is strictly the boss of her own hair. “I can do this,” she told Ray, smiling and gesturing to her new cut. “This is all mine.”

Tell us: Have you ever changed up your look impulsively? What do you think of Obama’s “midlife crisis”?

–Alex Apatoff


FILED UNDER: Beauty , Hair , Michelle Obama
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Maleficent on

I normally cannot stand bangs on an adult woman, but she actually looks pretty cute with them. They make her look more youthful.

Lola on

At least the bangs cover up her weird-ass eyebrows!

rthgrl on

Cheaper than a sports car and safer than an extra-marital affair. I think she looks great either way.

Marie Mullin on

Not a fan no other Pres talked about their hair style, too into herself.

Pat on

Best wig she owns.

Haven on

Cute bang it does make her look more youthful.


Maybe they should worry more about THIS Country and it’s crisis! This President and wife are a serious JOKE!

Miss B on

Pat, she doesn’t wear wigs, she clearly wears her own hair any woman of color can confirm that. Just look at the texture of her hair.

Mary on

Its a constant battle with our President. Dammed if you do and Dammed if you don’t. They need to just do the best they can and in four years hopefully we will be better for it. It is certain none of the comment makers are “presidential” material. So you are not helping matters by snide remarks.

Sofie on

She IS a mid-life crisis…..what a joke!!

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