Barack Obama How I Keep It Hot With My Wife

12/26/2012 1:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Is your marriage going soft? Well you're in luck, because President Barack Obama's got some tips for keeping things spicy with your significant other.

Barack and his wife Michelle sat for an interview with Barbara Walters recently, when Barbara asked how the couple "keeps the fire going."

Barack laughed, then replied, "We've been married now twenty years, and like every marriage you have your ups and you have your downs, but if you work through the tough times the respect and love that you feel deepens."

And that's the secret, folks.