Michelle Obama's Mum Doesn't Think She's A 'Real Star'

Ex-FLOTUS Michelle Obama's mother Marian Shields Robinson has made it clear -- her daughter isn't a 'real star.'

The 81-year-old clearly isn't here to inflate her daughter's ego -- just cop a look at the text messages she sent Michelle after her appearance at the Grammy Awards on February 11.

The messages, shared by Michelle on her Instagram on Thursday, show the former homemaker-turned-secretary doing her darndest to keep Michelle #humble.

"When your mom doesn't think you're a 'real' celebrity ..." MObama captioned the pics.

"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 ?"

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The whole exchange is hilarious, with Mrs Shields Robinson scolding her grown-up child for forgetting to tell her that she'd be appearing at the Grammys then coming in with a gentle backhanded compliment by saying she 'guesses' Michelle was "a hit."

The kicker comes when Michelle's mum -- who moved into the White House with the rest of the First Family in 2009 -- asks if she met "any of the real stars."

"Real stars"? As in the likes of Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Lopez -- all of whom Michelle shared the stage with on the night.

Image: Instagram/@michelleobama.

When Michelle politely points out that she is, in fact, also considered a real star her mum hits back with an oh-so-very-mum-type response -- a blunt and kinda dismissive, "yeah."


Looks like the former First Lady was able to keep a sense of humour about her mum's no-nonsense approach to her stardom -- or lack thereof.

Obama on stage at the Grammys with 'real stars' Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Lopez on February 10, 2019, in LA.

Really, what does Michelle have to brag about?

She's only a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School and a writer, lawyer, and university administrator who served as the first African-American First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

Her debut memoir Becoming, released in November 2018, has broken sales records and sold over three million copies.

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Oh and she's also a major role model for women and is an advocate for poverty awareness, education, nutrition, physical activity and healthy eating. Plus, she's a style icon to boot.

So ... not much to write home about, right?

We kid, of course -- and we're 150 percent sure that Michelle's mum is more than a little chuffed with her daughter's success.

Feature image: Getty.