Michelle Obama stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night and got candid about a slew of topics, including the Melania Trump speech controversy, her Essence photo shoot with her President husband, Barack Obama, and how she’s feeling about her time in The White House nearing the end.
Here are five things we learned from FLOTUS’s time with Colbert.
Feels Bittersweet About Leaving The White House: “Everything is like the last. I find myself choking up because we have raised our kids The White House, we’ve had so many amazing experiences, we have a phenomenal staff, we live in a house with people who love us and care about us, and we are going to be walking away from all that.”
She added, “I’ve actually made my kids start packing their rooms.”
Being Friends With Beyonce: “She’s a sweetheart. She’s smart, she’s creative, she’s a great mother, she loves her family. She’s a low-key lady. We have a lot in common, in that way.”
Hates Doing Photoshoots With Her Boo: FLOTUS and POTUS recently posed for Essence magazine — but there was one image the the world simply raved over. The photo shows a sexy Obama holding hands with her husband while they look into each other’s eyes. But apparently, it wasn’t exactly easy getting the perfect shot. “Barack is horrible in photoshoots and I hate doing photoshoots with him, so I’m sure right there I was saying, ‘Would you just be patient, don’t rush the photographer.’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, I think we got the shot. Can I go?'”
Michelle said at that very moment, she was “just trying to get him to chill out” and the moment was captured.
Does A Great Impression Of Husband: “We all have great impressions of Barack,” she said. Apparently, Malia starts the impressions because she always asks “the serious questions.”
No Sympathy For Candidate Spouses: “You have to be in it. If you don’t agree, you should’ve agreed before they ran. If I didn’t agree with what Barack was saying, I wouldn’t support his run,” she said.
As for how FLOTUS felt about Melania Trump plagiarizing a portion of her former speech, Michelle jokingly suggests, “Yeah, that was tough.”