Barack Obama has been making the rounds promoting his new book, A Promised Land, and he’s revealed so many tidbits—including how the former first family spent the early days of quarantine.
“I think, [like] a lot of families, we went through that first month where we were playing games every night and doing little arts and crafts projects and then slowly they started to get a little bored with us,” Obama said. He then added that teaching his daughters and Malia’s boyfriend, “who was with us for a while,” Spades was a quarantine highlight. Did you catch that?
“He’s British, wonderful young man, and he was sort of stuck because there was a whole visa thing and he had a job set up,” Obama said of Malia’s BF. “So we took him in and I didn’t want to like him, but he’s a good kid. The only thing you discover—[and] this is not a surprise to you, Bill, because you’ve got a son—young men eat. It’s weird to watch them consume food. My grocery bill went up about 30%.”
Simmons called this the “biggest revelation” of the podcast, and we agree. I mean, this sounds like a sitcom in the making: A former first daughter’s boyfriend has a major Meet the Parents moment when he has to live with her family for weeks. I already see the opening credits! Who do we call to green-light this project? Maybe the Obamas, since they have a deal with Netflix? Until then, we’ll make sure we’ve caught up on all of Barack Obama’s favorite TV shows, which he recently listed in a new interview. (Click here to see.)