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Obama Reveals His Childhood Crush

President Obama paid tribute to several distinguished artists at the National Medal of Arts Ceremony.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 28: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) presents the 2013 National Medal of Arts to singer Linda Ronstadt (L) during an East Room ceremony July 28, 2014 at the White House in Washington, DC. Ronstadt was honored for his contributions as a rock musician. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 28: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) presents the 2013 National Medal of Arts to singer Linda Ronstadt (L) during an East Room ceremony July 28, 2014 at the White House in Washington, DC. Ronstadt was honored for his contributions as a rock musician. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama stands with muscian Linda Ronstadt as her citation is read before presenting her with the National Medal of Arts to during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 28: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) presents the 2013 National Medal of Arts to singer Linda Ronstadt (L) during an East Room ceremony July 28, 2014 at the White House in Washington, DC. Ronstadt was honored for his contributions as a rock musician. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama chats with muscian Linda Ronstadt after presenting her with the National Medal of Arts during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Linda Ronstadt returns to her seat after US President Barack Obama presented her with the National Medal of Arts to during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 28: U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) presents the 2013 National Medal of Arts to singer Linda Ronstadt (L) during an East Room ceremony July 28, 2014 at the White House in Washington, DC. Ronstadt was honored for his contributions as a rock musician. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama shares a laugh with wrinter Maxine Hong Kingston before presenting her with the National Medal of Arts during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama presents the National Humanities Medal to radio host Diane Rehm during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama hugs Julia Alvarez, novelist, poet, and essayist, after presenting her with the National Medal of Arts during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama presents the National Medal of Arts to Julia Alvarez, novelist, poet, and essayist, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama presents the National Medal of Arts to effrey Katzenberg, director and CEO of DreamWorks, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama shakes hands with musical theater composter John Kander after presenting him with the National Medal of Arts during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama presents the National Medal of Arts to documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama presents the National Humanities Medal to radio host Krista Tippett during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama presents the National Medal of Arts to effrey Katzenberg, director and CEO of DreamWorks, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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"So we not only congratulate you this afternoon, we thank you for an extraordinary lifetime of achievement," President Obama said to the artists.

Choreographers, filmmakers, and singers were all there to accept these lifetime achievement awards.

However, one Grammy Award-winning artist -- Linda Ronstadt -- seemed to get a little extra attention from our nation's leader.

"I told Linda Ronstadt I had a little crush on her back in the day..." the President confessed.

No word on what Ronstadt said in response –- she just offered up a simple smile.

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