Obama Divorce Bombshell: Reality or Rumor? (Photos and videos)
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 17, 2014
The whole world was heated up last couple of days just couple of days before the first lady’s birthday due to Obama’s divorce news and now most of those news are already removed from their sites.
A controversial biography of President Obama made waves in May 2012 by claiming that Michelle Obama considered divorcing her politician husband years before he ran for president. A White House spokesman quickly dismissed the allegations as “nonsense,” but not before the Internet broke out with criticism and speculation.
Still, Obama is hardly the first politician forced to contend with rumors of marital turmoil during a crucial point in his career. Click through the slides below to see five other politician who were rumored to be heading for divorce — yet remain married to their spouses.
There was another big rumor on Obama’s passport/citizen during the election time.
Politicians’Divorce and Affair Allegations :
In May 2010, Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley was forced to deal with affair allegations at the height of her campaign
for the South Carolina governorship. The claim came from Will Folks, a conservative blogger and former press secretary for South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford. On his blog, Folks alleged that he had engaged in an inappropriate relationship with Haley in 2007. Haley, a Tea Party favorite, quickly denied the allegations
. “I have been 100 percent faithful to my husband throughout our 13 years of marriage. This claim against me is categorically and totally false,” the mother of two said in a statement.Haley, who would go on to win the governorship,wrote about the incident in her 2012 autobiography
: “Once again, I was being forced into the humiliating position of having to deny being unfaithful to my husband. It was a lie, it was ugly, it was sexist, and it was crowding out all the issues the people really cared about in the campaign. Again I found myself wondering: How much are these guys getting paid?”
Bill and Hillary Clinton have been dogged by divorce rumors throughout their marriage. In his 2007 biography of Hillary, veteran journalist Bob Bernstein claimed that Bill was prepared to leave
his wife for his alleged lover Marilyn Jo Jenkins in 1989. According to Bernstein, Hilary persuaded her husband to stay and told a friend, “There are worse things than infidelity.”
Hillary Clinton’s spokesperson dismissed the allegations in May 2007, the month Bernstein’s book came out, telling the Washington Post
, “Is it possible to be quoted yawning? If past books on Mrs. Clinton were cash for trash, these books are nothing more than cash for rehash.”