However, it was not gloomy to the end for the young Michelle as she says she enjoyed the company of her would-be in-laws when they later travelled to Siaya to meet Barack's grandmother Mama Sarah Obama.
Elsewhere on The Ellen Show, while the former First Lady tried to sign copies of her book at Costco, Ellen was being... well Ellen.
Before wrapping up the interview, Kimmel handed Obama several outlandish statements he insisted she could read out loud because she's no longer the first lady. "And my staff was calling me, everybody was celebrating, people were crying, and I thought, I want to be in that!" She lets us in on her journey through marriage, motherhood, and transformation from a deeply reluctant public figure into a global icon.
The former First Lady also dished on her celebrity text buddies, how her and Barack are boring now they're unemployed, and whether her daughters, Sasha and Malia, would run for President one day.
Her plan fell apart as she realized the door leading out to the lawn was locked, and the one security agent they had outpaced was now behind them and was not alone, but rather joined by other security officials who were also all quite perplexed by the sudden attempt to flee 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
"You see how much we miss you?"
"But eventually, the happy new is that we got out", she shared. But we just took it in.
Kimmel asked again if she ever "had a situation like that", but she assured him it didn't happen "once". "Laura, sorry. Send me the bill", she added.