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Ellen Degeneres had a very special co-host for her Tuesday show: first lady Michelle Obama.

While sitting down with Ellen to discuss her last days in the White House, Mrs. Obama, 52, shared some insight into her family’s time at the White House and how her daughters, Malia and Sasha, are getting the most out of their remaining days at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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When asked what she will miss most, Mrs. Obama replied, “It’s really the people that we’ll miss most.”


She also shared that she’s encouraging her daughters to take in all the special moments and places at the White House before they leave.

“We’re trying to have them step back and really appreciate the walk on the south lawn, sitting on the Truman balcony […] we just want to keep creating some memories for them.”

Mrs. Obama also said that she’s “proud” of how the girls have turned out.

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“I’m proud of them. They’ve really managed this so well. […] The big thing I’ve always worried about is making sure that they got out of this hole. And I’m just proud that they’re poised, smart, intelligent young women.”

Degeneres commended the first lady on the job she’s done raising Malia, 18, and Sasha, 15, under the scrutiny of the whole country.

“It’s hard enough to raise children, period, but to raise children in front of everyone and in the White House — you’ve done an amazing job.”

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