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Elle DeGeneres Enlists Former First Lady Michelle Obama For New Quarantine Phone Call

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By Marisa Roman

The coronavirus pandemic has changed many facets of life, including the entertainment industry. Talk show hosts like Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Steven Colbert, and Ellen DeGeneres are still releasing content, simply from the comfort of their quarantined homes. Ellen has been doing a great job of keeping in contact with her famous friends while sharing the conversations she has to her social media account. Let’s just say, hilarity ensues. Most recently, Ellen called up former First Lady Michelle Obama and the conversation was entertaining, to say the least.

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The video of Ellen calling up Michelle lasts a total of five minutes and includes snippets of each woman explaining how they’re staying busy during the coronavirus quarantine. Michelle explains that their girls, Sasha and Malia were both home from college in order to quarantine as a family. But it wasn’t until the final minute that DeGeneres challenged the former First Lady to a planking contest, which is comical because Obama is known as being quite the fit lady.

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DeGeneres joked saying, "I'm ready to challenge you in a plank pretty soon, I'm getting there,” to which Michelle then countered by saying, "Yeah, I'm gonna let you sit on that. Because you always seem pretty overly confident in your ability to beat me in these physical matches, but we'll see.” DeGeneres then quipped back, “Yeah, I'm gonna let you sit on that too," as she laughed. Ellen’s wife Portia Rossi then chimed in by saying, “She's been working out every day, Michelle.”

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DeGeneres then suggested that they make the plank challenge a charity event, where people could bet on who would win. Michelle Obama laughed and joked by saying, “Alright, well, we'll cross that bridge when you feel like you're in shape.” While the conversation did stay relatively light throughout, the two ended their conversation with a sentimental gesture by saying “I love you” to each other. A pretty adorable moment that was captured indicating that DeGeneneres and the Obamas are close indeed.

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DeGeneres has been filming other phone calls and posting them to Instagram as she quarantines in her home in Santa Barbara. DeGeneres posted a hilarious video of her conversation with Jennifer Aniston, who joked that nothing had changed since DeGeneres called her 30 minutes prior. Meanwhile, Ellen also rang up Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine as well as supermodel Chrissy Teigen. Despite a majority of the country on lockdown right now, it’s nice to have snippets of laughter to brighten our days courtesy of Ellen DeGeneres, as per usual.

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