A tell-tale new book has claimed that Michelle Obama prepared divorce papers to separate from President Barack Obama, leaving him depressed and suicidal.
The controversial new text claims that Obama's failed attempt to win a House seat in Chicago left the future First Lady "disgusted" and caused her to draw up divorce papers.
That seems a tad extreme...
Klein's unauthorised biography of the President's life, The Amateur, suggests that Michelle Obama was tempted to end their relationship after he lost the seat of Chicago.
"After Obama’s humiliating defeat he was broke and deeply in debt and it looked as though he might be finished in public life... During the dark days that followed his defeat, he turned to Michelle for comfort. But she was in no mood to offer him sympathy."
"After all he had refused to listen to her warnings about taking on the formidable Bobby Rush. He had put his family in a precarious financial position. And he had dashed Michelle’s hopes of creating a stable and secure future... As a result their marriage was on the rocks, and Obama confided to friends that he and Michelle were talking about divorce."
These unauthorised biographies seem to be popping up all over the place; although it goes without saying that Barack Obama comes out of this a lot better than Simon Cowell did from his own tell-all book.
As we all know, Barack Obama later ran for a senate seat in Illinois, won it and restored his wife's faith in him. The pair, who have two children, have been married for 21 years and he is now President of the United States.
Can we say happy ending? Yes we can!
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