If you give Ellen a piece of information, you’d better believe she will remember it.
The perfect example of this occurred recently on U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka’s 21st birthday.
To mark the occasion, Ellen took to Twitter to give the following “present” to Osaka.
Okay, so some context to that tweet. After she won the U.S. Open, Osaka made an appearance on The Ellen Show. She was asked about her celebrity crush, and she told Ellen “he was in Black Panther, but he was the villain.”
Minutes later, Ellen had already sent Michael B. Jordan a selfie of the two of them (skip to 3:50 in the clip below):
Flash-forward to Osaka’s birthday, and she’s clearly still feeling a tad awkward about Ellen’s matchmaking antics.
pls block me 😩
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@Naomi_Osaka_) October 16, 2018
Then the man himself responded.
You’re welcome, Naomi.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 17, 2018
The most recent development occurred on Thursday morning, when Osaka finally decided to take Jordan up on his invitation.
LOL what is going on 💀😂??? Thanks for the bday wishes, If you’re serious I would totally want to go 🤗🙏
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@Naomi_Osaka_) October 18, 2018
Best. Birthday present. Ever.
Your move, Michael.