She was a good student at school and was able to attend Princeton on a scholarship. She had to work through school and rely on her scholarship to get through. A start difference to the other more affluent students. It was her time there that really set Michelle up for the future. She said that it was in that school, that she realized her blackness more than ever. So she made a commitment there, to go back to Chicago and help benefit the black community.
They were married and subsequently have 2 children together, Malia and Sasha.