We all kinda freaked out when Michelle Obama cut her bangs, debating why she did it, how they looked and if she'd totally regret it. President Obama loved them ("I love her bangs... She looks good. She always looks good") while Karl Lagerfeld hated them ("Frankly, the fringe was a bad idea..."), so they up and got their own Twitter account to defend themselves.
Now the first lady has finally gone on the record (perhaps to shut us all up) about her new hair. In a new interview with Rachael Ray, airing on Wednesday, Michelle told the TV host:
“This is my mid-life crisis, the bangs. I couldn't get a sports car. They won't let me bungee jump. So instead, I cut my bangs.”
Aw, Michelle, you didn't have to do that. You're the youngest 49-year-old we've ever seen! No need for a crisis at all.
Then again, if you're going to have an age-related freakout, chic bangs are totally the way to go. Middle-aged ladies, take note.
Watch the rest of Rachel Ray's chat with FLOTUS on Wednesday, February 20, and read everything you've ever wanted to know about Michelle Obama's bangs here.
In case you forgot what the bangs look like...
See more of Michelle's enviable style:
At the 36th Annual NAACP Image Awards.
At the South Carolina primary.
At the Super Tuesday primary vote results rally in Chicago.
At a rally in Springfield, Ill.
At the Democratic National Convention.
At a rally in Springfield, Miss.
On election night in Chicago.
At the Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C.
At the Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C.
To honor Stevie Wonder.
In Baden Baden, Germany.
At the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Phoenix Awards Dinner.
On the White House lawn.
Greeting India's Prime Minister at the White House.
At the State of the Union address.
Speaking on childhood obesity in Alexandria, Va.
At a Cinco de Mayo reception in Washington, D.C.
To greet the President of Mexico at the White House.
At the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 33rd Annual Awards Gala.
In Pocantico Hills, N.Y.
At the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards dinner.
December 2011 in Cushnie et Ochs
December 2011 in Rodarte
December 2011 in Vera Wang
November 2011 in Vera Wang
November 2011 in Roksanda Ilincic
October 2011 in Doo-Ri Chung
October 2011 in Thakoon
October 2011 in Chris Benz
September 2011 in Michael Kors
September 2011 in Chris Benz
September 2011 in Maria Pinto
September 2011 in Prabal Gurung
July 2011 in Narciso Rodriguez
July 2011 in Sophie Theallet
June 2011 in Diane von Furstenberg
June 2011 in Naeem Khan
May 2011 in Tom Ford
May 2011 in Marc Jacobs
May 2011 in Ralph Lauren
May 2011 in Peter Som
March 2011 in Lanvin
March 2011 in Michael Kors
January 2011 in Rachel Roy
January 2011 in Roksanda Ilincic
January 2011 in Narciso Rodriguez
January 2011 in Alexander McQueen
Michelle Obama's 5 Best Fashion Moments
Fashionable First Lady Michelle Obama turns 48. In honor of her birthday, we've rounded up five of our favorite Michelle Obama fashion moments. From that stunning Jason Wu gown she wore to the Inaugural Ball to her mix and matched sweater sets, we can't get enough of Michelle's polished, ladylike style. Take a look at our five favorite outfits.
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