The Obamas and divorce
Did the White House first couple almost call it quits?

DID THEY ALMOST? Obama fans cannot help but wonder if they almost missed seeing their favorite couple together. Photo from

WASHINGTON, United States of America – Barack and Michelle Obama contemplated divorce in 2000.

This, according to former New York Times editor-in-chief Ed Klein in his new book, The Amateur.

BLACK BOOK OF SORTS. Klein says he only wrote truth in his new book. Photo from

The book reportedly says that, after Obama’s “humiliating” defeat in the Chicago congress (then-homemaker Michelle was heavily against her husband running), the couple had divorce papers drawn up.

Another conflict said to be written about in the book is the one between “Queen O” (or Oprah Winfrey) and “Mrs. O” (or Michelle Obama).

NO FRIENDSHIP LOST. If there was ever jealousy between them, it is not at all obvious. Photo from

Extra reports that Klein wrote in the book about how jealous Michelle was of the “queen of talk” during the 2008 campaign, when presidential candidate Barack would take Oprah’s advise over hers.

There were apparently late night phone calls between Oprah and Barack.

But the ever-graceful First Lady does not flinch.

“Marriage is hard. But going into it no one ever tells you that,” she says. –

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