Barack and Michelle don't appear as united as they used to be

We thought they were a rock-solid couple.

But claims of affairs and fights fuelled 
by jealousy have turned the spotlight on US President Barack Obama‘s 21-year marriage to First Lady Michelle.

Barack has been accused of doing the dirty on his wife, 50, and it’s been alleged the duo are now sleeping in separate bedrooms.

But it’s claimed the final straw for Michelle was that she felt he publicly humiliated her by taking that infamous selfie with Denmark’s glamorous Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela‘s memorial service.

As speculation grows that they’re headed for a divorce, the pair have certainly seemed colder with each other lately.

US mags claim Michelle‘s only standing by 52-year-old Barack until his presidency ends, after which he’ll move back to Hawaii, where 
he was born, and she’ll settle in Washington with their daughters Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12.

However, should Michelle break sooner, they’d become the first couple in White House history 
to divorce while still in office.

Talk about leaving a legacy, eh?

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