Sitting next to the first lady in a joint interview, the president credited his daughters, Malia and Sasha, for reenacting a scene from the Disney hit Hannah Montana backstage in Charlotte, N.C.
"This is an example of how they make sure I don't take myself too seriously," he said.
"We're backstage and it's all covered up and people are whispering into their various headphones and this and that and I'm about to go on cue and suddenly I see Malia and Sasha and they're kind of spinning around and doing something and I said, 'What are you guys doing?' They said, 'This is just like in the Hannah Montana movie,' " Obama said.
Obama said that his daughters then acted out the movie scene, "cracking themselves up."
"Suddenly, [I heard] 'The president of the United States' and I had to walk out thinking about Hannah Montana," Obama said.
Obama's Hannah Montana revelation came during a wide-ranging interview, which touched on his anniversary plans, the Obamas' first kiss and family dinnertime traditions, as well as talk on Libya and his campaign opponent Mitt Romney.
When asked to describe the president's personality, Michelle Obama said her husband was "very loving, very giving" and "very open."
"He's funny, I'm funnier," added the first lady, drawing laughter from the audience.
Michelle Obama also said that the president has a steady personality and that she is "one of the few people that can really make him mad," prompting the president to joke that she makes him mad by "being thoroughly unreasonable."