Barack Obama Remembers Thinking Marriage 'Neuters' You When He Was Younger

Barack Obama’s marriage to Michelle Obama has often been referred to as #couplegoals in the years since they’ve left the White House, both for their romantic moments over the years together and their power couple dynamic as each partner takes on a bestselling memoir, new initiative, new TV show, or whatever they’ve decided to conquer next. Currently, Barack’s been dipping his toe into podcasting with Bruce Springsteen on their show Renegades: Born in the USA, which this week saw them talking about how their views on masculinity have evolved. For Springsteen in particular, the role of his own father figure influenced the way he came into his marriage with Patti Scialfa, and Barack admits to feeling Springsteen’s same hesitancy. Specifically, he remembers worrying while growing up that marriage would “neuter” him.

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