“My daughter is being followed by men with guns to prom,” Michele Obama recalls her husband telling her during his presidency.
Despite the necessary security, she was determined to let her daughter have a memorable prom. Malia asked to ride in her date’s car, something she had not previously been allowed to do, and her mother advocated for her.
“Their whole lives were spent trying to have a normal life” the former First Lady said on the show. She explained that Malia’s date was allowed to pick her up, but the “poor boy” had to have his car searched. Plus, he had to pull through the same official driveway used by dignitaries.
Meanwhile, as Malia waited for him, she asked her parents to “be cool” and not embarrass her. The meeting seemed to go well, Obama told Ellen. They shook the date's hand and took pictures. Then, the two left — with three security cars following them.
The Obama family may have another prom night to look forward to soon; their younger daughter, Sasha, is 17. In the meantime, the former First Family is keeping busy; Barack Obama has made speeches for Democratic candidates, Michelle Obama’s book came out on November 13, and they both have a massive deal with Netflix on their docket.