Michelle Obama explains why she definitely won’t be running for President

... And a million hearts around the world are breaking

... And a million hearts around the world are breaking

Those of you who were hoping – praying – that Michelle Obama could be the first female president of the USA, we're afraid your dreams have been dashed.

Unfortunately, Mrs O herself has confirmed that that won't be happening any time soon. Or, you know, ever.

Speaking at a leadership conference in Boston last week, the former first lady explained why she definitely isn't running in 2020.

'The reason why I don’t want to run for president— and I can’t speak for Oprah — but my sense is that, first of all, you have to want the job,' she said.

Barack Obama Family

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'And you just can’t say, "Well you’re a woman, run." We just can't find the women we like and ask them to do it, because there are millions of women who are inclined and do have the passion for politics.'

Fortunately, more women than ever are running in the 2018 elections, including Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon, who is running for New York Governor.

While we would have loved to see another President Obama take the helm, she does have a point; female candidates do need to want to do the job.

At least we'll hopefully be seeing the Obamas at the royal wedding next month...

Lucy Abbersteen
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Lucy is a freelance beauty editor and contributor at Marie Claire, and has written for titles including Glamour, Refinery29, Popsugar, woman&home and more. She was previously Marie Claire’s junior beauty editor. During her career, she’s covered everything from backstage beauty at fashion week to interviews with famous faces like Drag Race royalty and Little Mix. As for her beauty ethos, she’s a big advocate for not having to spend a fortune on beauty products to get good results, and when she’s not got beauty on the brain you’ll find her reading or hanging out with dogs.