There’s no shortage of half-baked rumors among celebrities and dignitaries. Although nothing is impossible, the latest rumor about the Obamas getting a divorce is likely fodder than fact. A national supermarket tabloid ran a captivating headline that suggests First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama’s marriage is a “sham” and both are considering ending their vows over alleged affairs on both their parts. The story is in circulation, so it’s worth exploring claims that the POTUS and his bride are headed for divorce court — as cockeyed as it may seem.
In its November 3 issue, Globe magazine ran this headline on its cover: Obama’s Shame Marriage: It’s Over! It also offered teaser copy that suggested that Mrs. Obama is having an affair with a White House Secret Service agent and the president is crushing on an unnamed Hollywood celebrity.
It appears the tabloid is following suit on earlier reports from the National Enquirer that claimed Barack Obama was flirting with Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Denmark’s Prime Minister, during a memorial service for the late Nelson Mandela last year. In the series of rumors about the Obamas’ imminent divorce, the magazine said First Lady Obama was so crushed by her husband’s womanizing habits that she was planning to kick him out of their home. Imagine that?
“The smart money says the marriage is doomed. Barack and Michelle have had a rocky go for years and mainly stayed together for their daughters and his political career.
“But now Michelle is mad AS hell. She feels violated in front of the whole world, and screamed at him, ‘I’ve had enough!’ She’s met with divorce lawyers and told Barack that she wants a life apart from him.”
And another astonishing claim the tabloids make to bolster rumors of the Obamas divorce is an allegation that Michelle and Barack’s marriage began breaking down even before he became president. The previous claims point to Mrs. O being pushed to the curve — and the edge — over Mr. O’s preoccupation with his political aspirations and their money troubles. Noted Washington journalist, Richard Wolffe, the author of Renegade: The Making of a President, dished on the couple’s martial strains.
“There was little conversation and even less romance. She was angry at his selfishness and careerism; he thought she was cold and ungrateful.”
And if rumors of Michelle and Barack Obama’s divorce probabilities are not enough to drive you mad, here’s another claim: Reportedly, in 2012, political writer Edward Klein said Barack Obama even considered taking his own life over his “failing marriage.” Can you imagine a sitting president’s wife bailing on him?