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When you see pictures of Dr. Jill Biden and Michelle Obama, you get the sense they really like each other. We wondered: Do they ever just get to hang out? Is it like a therapy session when they get together since each knows what the other is going through? So we asked the second lady just that in her first exclusive interview with iVillage.
"I think it's really a wonderful friendship," Biden told us during a visit to the vice president's residence. She said she and the first lady are in different stages of life -- "I'm a grandmom, she's mom" -- but added that "it's one of those friendships that has really worked.”
The two literally joined forces for an initiative called Joining Forces, designed to raise awareness of what military families go through every day. Biden's a military mom herself: Her son, Beau Biden, is a member of the Delaware Army National Guard and served in Iraq for a year. "I feel really blessed to have such a great partner," said Biden. We're sure Mrs. Obama would say the same.
Watch here as Biden blushes during mention of her love affair and 34-year-long marriage to the vice president, and reveals one thing you might not know about her husband:
And watch here as Dr. Biden talks about the highlights and lowlights of her White House years, as well as the best part of being second lady:
For more, watch this video to see how troops are being honored throughout the holidays at the White House and at the Naval Observatory, the offiical residence of the Vice President.