President Obama: Michelle 'still thinks I'm pretty cute' with gray hair
Stacey Klein, NBC News
Jan. 31, 2014 at 5:50 PM ET
The first lady loves her silver fox.
In a Google Hangout on Friday dubbed "A Virtual Road Trip with President Obama," the president took a question about how presidents age more rapidly than the average population, and acknowledged that even though he is sporting more salt than pepper in his hair these days, his wife Michelle is a fan.
When it was his turn to talk to the president, Rob Page from Portland, Maine brought up an article he'd read about "how presidents age extremely — a lot faster than any person in the world ages," earning a laugh from Obama.
"And you, my friend, are looking particularly distinguished. I mean that in the nicest way possible," Page continued. "How are you? How is life treating you? Are you happy? Is everything good with you?"
"You know, I am pretty happy," Obama replied with a smile. "The main reason is because I've got this amazing wife and two unbelievably terrific daughters who are growing up a little fast and I don't see them as much as I'd like because they're always hanging out with their friends these days, but that keeps my life in perspective."
Another thing keeping the president pretty content, despite the long hours and grueling tasks at hand, is his job. “Every single day I wake up and I have the possibility and the opportunity of making things a little bit better for somebody out there," he added.
As for his changing look, Obama was eager to set the record straight: "My wife at least, still thinks I'm pretty cute even with the gray hair, I just want you to know," he said.