First Lady Michelle Obama discussed what she called her “surprisingly emotional” final days in the White House during an episode Wednesday of “The Tonight Show.”
“It is nuts. I feel like crying right now,” the first lady told host Jimmy Fallon when asked about her remaining days in office.
“It has been surprisingly emotional for all of us, in ways that we didn’t expect,” Obama said, though she added that she thought she was ready to leave after eight years.
While on the show, Obama took part in Fallon’s well-known “thank you notes” segment, writing one to her husband, President Barack Obama, whom she thanked for “proving you’re not a lame duck, but my very own silver fox.”
The first lady also appeared in one final talk show prank video, this time shocking — and causing many happy tears — unsuspecting supporters who thought they were recording video messages honoring her. The first lady was seen getting choked up backstage at the tributes before she revealed herself to each of the supporters, who were joyful at the sight of her.
To honor her final late night talk show appearance as first lady, musician Stevie Wonder serenaded Obama with his song “My Cherie Amour,” changing the lyrics to “My Michelle Amour.”
In a one-hour special airing Friday, January 13th at 9pm ET, CNN’s Randi Kaye looks back at Michelle Obama’s journey from the Southside of Chicago to the White House. The program explores the First Lady’s life from meeting the man who would eventually become the first African American President and finding her own voice in the White House, to raising her daughters and trying maintain normalcy while residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. How did Michelle Obama evolve? What is her legacy? And what does she have to say about the suggestion that she run for President?
Randi Kaye, along with David Axelrod, Senior Advisor to President Obama, Van Jones, White House special advisor, Cokie Roberts, author, Kati Martin, journalist/author Michaela Angela Davis, cultural critic/writer, Jodi Kantor, New York Times reporter and Robin Givhan, Washington Post, fashion critic, explore these questions and more, with key moments of the First Lady from the last eight years.
Source: CNN | Allie Malloy