Celebrity Michelle Obama Michelle Obama Jokingly Called Out Barack Obama For Complaining About a Bike Ride "I don't know what to tell you, he's perfectly fine." By Kimberly Truong Kimberly Truong Kim Truong is a writer focusing on news, entertainment, and culture. She is a graduate of Fordham University. Her work has appeared on The Cut, Self, Refinery29, and BBC America. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on March 17, 2021 @ 09:55AM Pin Share Tweet Email Michelle Obama is putting Barack Obama on blast for complaining about one of their bike rides. During the former first lady's appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week, the host asked Mrs. Obama about the couple's bike rides, telling her, "I'm surprised to hear that you go too fast for him, because he really is in good shape." But, Mrs, Obama said, the former president's complaints about the bike rides weren't so much about speed as they were about duration. "He does one of those things where it's like, 'let's go for a bike ride.' 'Where do you want to go?' 'It's your choice,'" she said. "This is one bike ride he complained about — he literally said it was my choice." An hour into the ride, she explained, her husband began asking to go home, telling her, "I'm hungry," and "I didn't bring enough water." "I don't know what to tell you, he's perfectly fine," she said. "He was in perfectly good shape, it was just longer than he thought. And now he's telling the world that somehow I'm competitive at bike riding." The former first lady also revealed her husband's thoughts on turning 60 this year, telling DeGeneres, "He's doing okay — he's feeling good about himself." She also said she and their daughters, Malia and Sasha, are "giving him a lot of positive reinforcement" about the milestone, including praising "his little golf outfits." Michelle Obama Said She's "Moving Toward Retirement" "We're trying to encourage him to do more than wear black and grey and tan, so whenever he's got a colored shirt on, if it's green, we're like, 'oooh, you look so good,'" she added.