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Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres

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President Barack Obama is facing a lot of changes this year.

Not only is it his final hurrah in the White House, but it's also one of his daughter's last year in the nest. Malia Obama is set to head off to college in the fall, which is challenging for the Commander in Chief to accept. While appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday, the president opens up about his little girl growing up.

"As Michelle [Obama] reminds me, our job is to prepare them not to need us and both of my daughters are wonderful people. And Malia is more than ready to leave, but I'm not ready for her to leave," he confesses. "I was asked if I would speak at her graduation and I said, absolutely not because I'm gonna be sitting there with dark glasses sobbing."

But away she'll go, and he's never been more proud. "Yeah she's one of my best friends. It's gonna be hard for me not to have her around all the time. But she's ready to go. You can tell," he adds. "She's just a really smart, capable person. She's ready to make her own way."

With one child fleeing the coop, he and the First Lady will have a little more alone time together, and given his saucy Valentine's Day message to his wife, we think he'll be enjoying it.

"Somebody call The Situation Room because things are about to get hot," he begins. "Michelle, this Valentine's Day I'm going to treat you right. I'm going to make you some zucchini bread, and then I'm going to spread veggiess on a plate just the way you like them."

Sounds pretty appealing LOL.

"Then I'm going to give you a massage while you watch Ellen's Design Challenge on HGTV," he says, confused by the sudden plug. "Because I love you so much I Obamacare about you more than you even know. That's right, Obamacares."

The man's got puns! But he ends it in a very romantic way. "I have made a lot of great decisions as president, but the best decision I've ever made was choosing you," he says. Aww!

Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres

Michael Rozman / Warner Bros.

Speaking of marriage, host Ellen DeGeneres commends the president for all that he has done for the LGBT community, including legalizing gay marriage. Obama, however, turns the tables when he thanks her for everything she has done. "Changing hearts and minds I don't think anybody's been more influential than you on that. I really mean it," he says. "So you're courage you're just really likeable. So you being willing to claim who you were then suddenly empowers other people. Then suddenly it's your brother, it's your uncle, it's your best friend, it's your co-workers and then attitudes shift and the laws followed, but it started with folks like you. I'm so proud of you."

She responds, "Thank you that's really sweet. I'm not really gay."

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