Michelle Obama News 2017: Why First Lady Is Surprised By How 'Emotional' She's Become [VIDEO]

First Lady Michelle Obama never expected to be this emotional to be leaving the White House.

Obama was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night where she spoke about her husband's farewell address to the nation and how she's feeling now.

"It is [getting emotional]. It's nuts. I feel like crying right now," the first lady admitted. "I didn't think that it was going to be that emotional because it's like, 'Yeah, we're ready. Yeah, we're good. It's been eight years. Eight years is enough. We're packing up.' But no, it has been surprisingly emotional for all of us in ways that we didn't expect."

With only eight days left until President Barack Obama and his family leave the White House, it's been an emotional time for everyone. Viewers witnessed President Obama tear up during his farewell address when speaking about Michelle, and many of his statements suggested that he felt bittersweet about leaving the presidency behind.

Their daughter, Malia, who was seated next to Michelle at the farewell address, was also very moved.

"[Malia] looked over at me and she says, 'I can't believe I'm going to cry through the whole speech,'" Michelle said. "And I said, 'It's OK.'"

Their other daughter, Sasha, was not able to attend the event to study for exams at her high school in D.C., the Sidwell Friends School.

"She had a final," Michelle said of Sasha's absence, quipping: "And it's like, 'You know the Obamas, girl. Sorry! You have to take your test. You can say goodbye later.'"

Michelle also expanded upon her hope for the future, especially when it comes to younger generations.

"Kids are my heart," Michelle explained. "When I think about the fact that some of them are afraid about what's to come, I really - what I said, I don't want them to be afraid. I want them to embrace the future and know that the world is getting better. We have bumps in the road, we have ups and downs, but I want our kids to move forward. I don't care where they come from - with strength and with hope."

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