The first lady said Malia Obama’s driving lessons were provided by the U.S. Secret Service. Michelle Obama says she hasn’t driven herself in seven or eight years and that the Secret Service refused to let her in the car with her daughter.

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WASHINGTON — Some teenagers get driving lessons from their parents. Other teens are taught by licensed instructors.

But Malia Obama isn’t your average 16-year-old: Her driving lessons were provided by the U.S. Secret Service.

That’s what Malia’s mother, Michelle Obama, tells celebrity chef and daytime talk-show host Rachael Ray in an interview scheduled to air Thursday.

Michelle Obama says she hasn’t driven herself in seven or eight years and that the armed agents who protect her family refused to let her in the car with her daughter.

The first lady adds that driving gives Malia a “sense of normalcy,” like the rest of her friends who are driving.

Michelle Obama says her kids, including younger daughter Sasha, have to learn how to live like normal kids.