PUBLISHED: 03:06, Mon, Nov 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 03:06, Mon, Nov 30, 2020
The former President of the United States, who left office almost four years ago, said his daughters Malia, 22, and Sasha, 19, have become closer throughout the years. Mr Obama told People: "I think part of what's been also wonderful is seeing Malia and Sasha become such great friends.
“They've got a three-year gap between them… there's still that sister competition.
“‘Did you grab my halter top? Where is it? Why haven't you returned it? Why are you doing this, why are you doing that?’”
Mr Obama added that now that they are older, the “just enjoy each other’s company” instead of arguing.
The former president, his wife, Michelle, and their two daughters relocated from their home in Washington, where they spent the early days of the coronavirus pandemic to their vineyard over the summer.
Former US President Barack Obama (Image: Getty)
Mr Obama said: "Malia and Sasha have been with us almost continuously since March, with just a few breaks.”
But like in many other households, life as a family in lockdown was not always fun for the Obamas.
He added: “Like a lot of families who are lucky enough not to have to worry about losing a job, or a family member getting sick, there are times where it's felt claustrophobic, I'm sure, for them.
"But for Michelle and me as parents, to have this bonus time where your kids are having dinner with you every night and we're playing games and watching movies together — there's been a lot of joy to that.”
Barack Obama's daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama (Image: Getty)