Michelle Obama shares funny text exchange with her mom who doesn't think she's a 'real' celebrity

Mary Scott
Feb 13, 2019
03:28 P.M.

Nothing like family to keep you humble! Former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama just shared hilarious text messages from her mother who doesn’t seem to think her daughter is a “real star.”


Obama, 55, made a surprise appearance at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, and it was a big deal for most folks across the globe.


One person, however, did not think the headline-making appearance was such a big deal.

Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, brought her famous daughter down to earth with a few back-and-forth texts that many of us can relate to.

“Music has always helped me tell my story and I know that’s true for everybody." ~ Michelle Obama

“I guess you were a hit at the Grammys,” Robinson wrote in the screenshot shared on Instagram by Obama.


The 81-year-old, who lived in the White House with the Obamas, insisted that she only watched the show “because Gracie called me.” When Obama claimed she told her she was going to be at the Grammy’s, Robinson shot back:

“No you did not. I would have remembered that even though I don’t remember much.”

She also asked her daughter:

“Did you meet any of the real stars or did you run right after you were done”


The “Becoming” author responded with laughing emojis and told her mom she’s a real star. The only reply she got to that was an abrupt “Yeah” from the older woman.

Obama couldn’t help seeing the humor in the text exchange and posted the screenshots with the caption:

“When your mom doesn't think you're a "real" celebrity...Tonight in Phoenix, I shared this text thread from my mom from #Grammys night, and I just had to share it with all of you. #TextsFromMom.”


Michelle Obama showing up was not the only thing attendees and viewers went wild for on Sunday. The historic First Lady also delivered a moving speech about the importance of music and what it meant to her at different times.

“From the Motown records I wore out on the South Side to the ‘Who Run the World’ songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story,” she said, flanked by Alicia Keys, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jennifer Lopez, and Lady Gaga.


Obama continued:

“Music has always helped me tell my story and I know that’s true for everybody. Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys. It allows us to hear one another, to invite each other in. Music shows us that all of it matters: every story within every voice, every note within every song.”

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