US President Barack Obama and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres are seen during a break in the taping of The Ellen DeGeneres show at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, Calif. on Feb. 11, 2016.
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By Maya Rhodan
February 12, 2016

President Obama will be spending Valentine’s Day in California, but that isn’t stopping him from doing something sweet for the First Lady.

During an appearance on The Ellen Show set to air Friday, the President recorded a special message for Michelle in front of a romantic background and a live viewing audience. Not to mention the millions who will likely tune in live and online.

“Michelle, this Valentine’s Day I’m going to treat you right,” Obama says, as the instrumental for Barry White’s “Never Gonna Give You Up played in the background. “I’m going to make you some zucchini bread and then spread out some veggies on a plate, just the way you like it.”

In a shameless plug for the President’s signature health care law, he said “I love you so much. I ObamaCare about you more than you even know.”

The President’s message followed a surprise video appearance by the First Lady, who recited a special poem for the commander-in-chief. “Roses are red, violets are blue. You are the president, and I am your boo,” Michelle Obama said.

Watch the full video below.

Write to Maya Rhodan at maya.rhodan@time.com.

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