First Lady Michelle Obama and Beyonce have been very open about how much they admire one another, and now the First Lady admits that she “loves Beyonce to death.”

During a promotional interview on Good Morning America on Tuesday (May 29) for her new book “American Grown,” Mrs. Obama — who, along with her daughters, was in the audience at one of Beyonce’s Atlantic City concerts over the weekend — said of the “Halo” singer:

“Anybody who’s got talent, I’m all for … But Beyonce has just been a tremendous supporter of Let’s Move! Without asking, she reformulated ‘Move Your Body’ (sampled from her ‘Get Me Bodied’ single) to do a flash mob for kids across this country. Beyonce stepped up in a way that so many of our celebrities and athletes are stepping up, on behalf of this issue.”

On Beyonce’s big return to stage since giving birth to baby Blue Ivy the First Lady declared, “I love her to death and was glad to be out there moving my body with her.”

After Beyonce joined the First Lady on her “Let’s Move!” health initiative, the two have been distant friends, sharing their admiration of each other through public forums.

Last month, Beyonce penned an open letter to Mrs O. to thank her for being a great role model.

And the First Lady told People Magazine that if she could be anyone else, she would want to be Beyonce. “If I had some gift, I’d be Beyoncé,” she said. “I’d be some great singer.”

Move over Gwyneth Paltrow … there’s a new BFF in town!

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