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Michelle Obama tells Ellen how she’s keeping busy amid the coronavirus outbreak


ABC/Lorenzo BevilaquaAnother day of quarantine for Ellen Degeneres means another phone call to one of her famous friends. This time, it was none other than former first lady Michelle Obama

Like clockwork, Ellen shared their conversation to her Instagram page on Monday.

“My friend Michelle Obama makes the world a better place,” she captioned the post

The two chatted for about five minutes, but it only took a few seconds to get to the nitty-gritty of the conversation — how Michelle is passing the time as the current COVID-19 pandemic has left most of the population to stay in their homes.

“We’re doing a lot of Netflix and chilling,” the 56-year-old admitted. 

But it’s not all fun and games. Michelle shares that she and her husband, former President Barack Obama, have also taken their fair share of conference calls. Her two daughters Malia, 21, and Sasha, 18, are home as well and have been working on their college courses online due to institutions being shut down. 

Although there are some unfortunate side effects to what’s happening in the world today, Michelle acknowledged that there is a positive side as well. 

“The positive side, I know for us, it’s forced us to continue to sit down with each other and have real conversations,” she shared. “It’s a good exercise in reminding us we just don’t need a lot for the stuff we have.”

Michelle also added that it’s important to “be grateful for what you have and be ready to share it when the time comes.”

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