Michelle Obama and Barack Obama are, undeniably, among the most popular first couples in history. However, just like any other married pairs, Michelle and Barack also had their fair share of challenges even before they moved into the White House in 2009. Despite all the quandaries life has thrown at them, the couple continues to fight and keep a strong front together.

Michelle, in an interview with Marie Claire, revealed that she and Barack had a hard time paying their student loans. The former First Lady of the United States divulged she can relate to mothers who can’t pay their mortgage.

“Barack and I were paying off our student loans until a very short time ago. We're lucky that he's had a couple of best-selling books ... but we didn't come from privileged backgrounds,” Michelle Obama said when asked why she complained about the cost of summer camp despite earning millions in 2007. “We both know what it's like to struggle and work hard, and we're not very far removed from families who are doing everything they can to keep up with rising costs,” she went on.

Michelle even expressed her confusion at why critics continue to paint a picture of Barack being an elitist and could not relate with the working class. The mom of two explained that her better half struggled to find money and put food on the table during his younger years. Aside from the fact that he was raised by a single mom, Barack, at the time, has no other means to generate income.

"This is the man who grew up not knowing his father, with a young, single mother who he watched struggle to make ends meet — even going on food stamps at one point,” Michelle Obama said of former U.S. President Barack Obama. “And despite the economic struggles that his family went through, Barack turned down lucrative careers on Wall Street and went to work in communities to help folks in need on the South Side of Chicago, helping families who'd been devastated when the local steel plants shut down,” she added.

Meanwhile, American political commentator Tucker Carlson predicted that Michelle is set to announce her candidacy in the coming days. He believes that the ex-FLOTUS could run for President since a former adviser of her husband has been, allegedly, running campaigns against Joe Biden.

Michelle Obama already denied the reports that she is planning to run in the 2020 elections. However, her avid followers have been clamoring that she could become a last-minute candidate for the Democratic Party. The American lawyer-writer has yet to comment on these claims.

Barack and Michelle Obama Barack and Michelle Obama greeted each other on Valentine's Day on Twitter. Pictured: Barack and Michelle kiss as they wait for President-elect Donald Trump and wife Melania at the White House before the inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Getty Images/Kevin Dietsch