Barack Obama Couldn't Marry A White Girl Because A Non-Black Wife Would Damage His Plans, According To A Biography

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November 19, 2018 16:16 By Fabiosa

Barack and Michelle Obama have been a historically legendary couple since forever, but their marriage wasn't as smooth as it might have seemed. 

In the memoir Becoming, the former FLOTUS spilled the beans about his true colors. She wrote that they had gone through marriage counseling due to their relationship being on the rocks. It helped them to detect their own flaws and strengths, along with dealing with some other family issues. 

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Nevertheless, the Obamas managed to keep themselves together over 26 years. After leaving the White House, they decided to devote all their time to each other. 

The ins and outs

The latest biography of Barack Obama revealed some juicy facts about his past. The former POTUS proposed twice to his ex-girlfriend, Sheila Miyoshi Jager, and was rejected both times. 

The new book, Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, reflected on Obama's plans for the future. After the first proposal, he decided to focus on his 'full African-American identity' in terms of politics and believed that having a non-Black wife would damage his plans. 

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Barack still proposed a second time, but it was "borne out of a sense of desperation over our eventual parting and not in any real faith in our future." The couple put a stop to their relationship, and after a while, Obama met Michelle at Harvard University, where he had enrolled earlier.

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Additionally, the author claimed that Barack Obama kept seeing Jager as a close friend, while in a new relationship with Michelle Obama, but it did not change any bit of the situation. 

Who is his ex-girlfriend anyway?

Sheila Miyoshi Jager, 55, has Dutch and Japanese roots. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, and is now a professor of Asian Studies at Oberlin College in Ohio. She is quite well-known in her circle, since she wrote numerous books and published various articles in journals.

As it's become apparent that fate is always favorable for us. By that, we mean that some events seem so devastating to us, but, in fact, they soon turn into something unique.

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