Obama surprises wife Michelle with flowers as she tours country promoting new memoir 'Becoming'
The former first lady was at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, on Saturday night to sit down for a lengthy conversation with former Obama White House advisor Valerie Jarrett
Former U.S. President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at his wife Michelle's book tour and presented her with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers on stage, Independent reports.
In her new memoir 'Becoming', Michelle goes into great detail about events from her personal life as she discusses them with prominent personalities such as Oprah Winfrey, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The former first lady ventured to the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, on Saturday night to sit down for a lengthy conversation with Valerie Jarrett, the former Obama White House advisor.
Jarrett informed the audience that a special guest would soon be arriving on stage as she discussed Michelle and Barack's relationship. Much to the delight of the crowd, the former president of the United States emerged out of the blue, holding a bouquet of pink flowers for his wife in a sensational moment.
According to The Hill, as Barack walked onto the stage, he said: "You know when Jay-Z comes out during a Beyoncé concert?" Jarett then resumed hosting the event and asked the pair to describe their first meeting in 1989 at Chicago law firm Sidley Austin. At the time, Michelle was assigned the role of Barack's mentor. The erstwhile commander-in-chief explained to the audience: "You know when you meet somebody and you feel like they get it?"
Many of Michelle's followers have wondered if she would ever run for the presidential office, considering her eight-year residency in The White House and her successful new book. During her latest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's late show, the host decided to pose the question to her in front of a fawning audience.
"It’s not something that I’m interested in or would ever do. Ever," she responded. In her memoir, she emphasized her decision, writing: "I’ll say it here directly: I have no intention of running for office, ever."