As Ellen DeGeneres looks for ways to fill her time now that her popular Ellen show is on temporary hiatus due to COVID-19, she is calling on her famous friends to find out what they are doing to fill the time now that the majority of us are practicing social distancing at home.
At the top of her list to call were the Obama family, with Michelle Obama revealing she and the former president are hunkering down at home together with their daughters Sasha and Malia.
“We’re just trying to structure our days. Everybody’s home, the girls are back because colleges are now online. They’re off in their respective rooms doing their online classes. I think Barack is, I don’t know where he is. He was on the phone on a conference call,” Michelle told Ellen.
“We’re just trying to keep a routine going, but we’ve also got a little Netflix and chillin’ happening.”
Through all the uncertainty, Michelle told Ellen she is trying to look for the positive during this tumultuous time.
“It’s a good exercise in reminding us that we just don’t need a lot of the stuff that we have. When times are bad, having each other, having your health … we can do with a lot less, and I think that’s an important lesson that I want my kids to understand … be grateful for what you have and be ready to share it when the time comes,” the former First Lady shared.
“I know for us, it’s forced us to continue to sit down with each other, have real conversations, really ask questions and figure out how to keep ourselves occupied without just TV or computers,” Michelle revealed of their time at home. “Now we’re just happy that we’re together. That everybody is healthy and safe.”