Barack Obama surprised Michelle Obama during her book tour—and brought flowers
Michelle Obama got a romantic treat when her husband popped by her book tour with flowers in hand. On Saturday, November 17th, former president Barack Obama appeared onstage during the former first lady‘s tour stop in Washington, D.C., with pink blooms. “This is like—you know when Jay-Z comes out during the Beyoncé concert?” the former president said, according to CNN. “Like, ‘Crazy in Love’?”
When Valerie Jarrett, his former adviser who moderated the event, questioned the former president about the first time he met Mrs. Obama, he replied, according to The Hill, “First of all, she’s really tall, and most of it was legs.”
“There are children here,” the former first lady said. “I’m just saying…it was impressive,” he reportedly said. “You know when you meet somebody and you feel like they get it?”
In her memoir Becoming, Mrs. Obama revealed she and the former president once saw a marriage counselor.
“There were definitely times when I wished things were different,” she said about her marriage. “But I don’t think I ever thought, ‘I’m just checking out of this.’”
She told People that leaving the White House has given her more time to connect with her husband. “We are finding each other again,” she said. “We have dinners alone and chunks of time where it’s just us—what we were when we started this thing: no kids, no publicity, no nothing. Just us and our dreams.”
In November, the former president gushed about his wife and her book. “Of course, @MichelleObama’s my wife, so I’m a little biased here,” he wrote on social media. “But she also happens to be brilliant, funny, wise—one of a kind. This book tells her quintessentially American story. I love it because it faithfully reflects the woman I have loved for so long.”