The Obama marriage is on the rocks according to National enquirer



Under the headline Obama Divorce Bombshell!, the
National Enquirer claims their 21-year marriage
has dissolved in a string of ugly fights that were
prompted by the Mandela memorial incident and —
far more outrageously — Mrs Obama’s discovery
that Secret Service bodyguards had been covering
up infidelity on her husband’s part.
It’s an allegation the White House has declined to
comment on, though after Bill Clinton’s trouser-
dropping scandals, Americans would be rather less
sanguine about any extra-marital activity than the
French appear to be over President Francois
Hollande’s behaviour.
Mrs Obama, the Enquirer claims, intends to stand
by her husband until his presidency is over, at
which time he will move back to Hawaii, where he
grew up, and she will stay in Washington with their
children. Continue…
For the moment, they are allegedly sleeping in separate
bedrooms after Mr Obama’s attempt to ‘mend fences’
backfired so badly on a recent Christmas getaway to
Hawaii that he returned to Washington with their two
daughters, leaving his wife behind.
The National Enquirer, it must be said, quoted only
anonymous insiders in support of these sensational
claims, and is hardly the most reliable source of hard
Obama advisers are certainly not talking as if there is
any scandal in the offing.
The couple are ‘role models for parents all across the
country’, according to old friend and adviser Valerie
Jarrett. ‘She’s at the top of her game. She’s fabulous at
Washington’s media has ignored the story.
But everyone remembers how the Enquirer famously got
it right when it claimed the supposedly squeaky clean
Democrat presidential contender John Edwards had
fathered a love child by a former campaign worker.
Thin as its story may seem at the moment, might it be
on to something again?
At least it was right on one point — Mrs Obama did
remain in Hawaii. The White House quickly offered an
explanation, saying the extended stay had been a
birthday present from her husband.
‘If you have kids, you know that telling your spouse they
can spend a week away from home is actually a big
present,’ said his spokesman.
Before returning home on Wednesday, Mrs Obama holed
up for more than a week at TV star Oprah Winfrey’s
spectacular 12-bedroom house on a mountainside
estate on Maui, the second largest of the Hawaiian
Their girls-only get-together was joined by Oprah’s
close friend, the TV presenter Gayle King, White House
aide Valerie Jarrett and Sharon Malone, wife of the U.S.
Attorney General Eric Holder.
Oprah has described the estate as a place where she
and guests sit on the porch sipping guava cocktails, and
ride horses to the top of the mountain to watch the sun
go down.
Why would anyone rush back to chilly Washington from
such an idyll?


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