May 11th, 2011
04:04 PM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Michelle Obama introduced a surprise guest at a White House poetry workshop this afternoon: the First Lady of Mexico, Margarita Zavala.
The visit doesn't seem to be official in nature. "She happened to be here, and I was like, you got to come, you got to come and check this out," Mrs. Obama told the audience of students and artists.
The First Lady said that she and her Mexican counterpart were simply "dear friends."
"I get to meet a lot of First Spouses in my work, and sometimes you just click with people, and this woman, who is an attorney, she’s a passionate advocate for young people in her home country and around the world, she’s somebody that I click with," she explained.
The two may have bonded last year during a state visit for the Mexican president and first lady.
Prior to the official state dinner, the first ladies visited a school together in Silver Spring, MD, to talk about nutrition.