Michelle Obama And Longtime Secret Service Agent Are Close as Siblings

Michelle Obama is opening up about her friendship with the Secret Service agent who has been by her side for more than a decade.

Allen Taylor briefly steps into the spotlight in the new Nextlix documentary Becoming, which follows Michelle on her blockbuster book tour.

“Allen is more like a brother than he is an agent,” she says in the trailer. “He was my first experience of having a [security] detail — so that’s 12 years of a relationship, if not more.”

“I’ve spent a lot of time looking at the back of his head,” she jokes, sitting in the back of a car with Allen in the front seat.

“I always want to know where the guns are,” she says. “What if somebody was really trying to take me out? They’d take these two out first. I could get us to safety, Allen. I got you covered. I’m always thinking.”

“I know you could. I’m very confident in that,” he responds, laughing.

The documentary also shows him reflecting about his life with the Obamas.

“I’ve been working with Mrs. Obama since 2008,” he says. “Over that time, if you’re around the protectee, you get to know each other very well. The stakes are very high in this job, it’s a no-fail mission, so you have to get it right 100 percent of the time.”

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