Any speculation that Barack Obama’s marriage with his wife Michelle is on the rocks was put to rest this weekend when the former president delivered a heartfelt tribute to the mother of his two daughters.
“Happy Mother’s Day,” Barack wrote to his wife of 26 years.
Fighting Off Rumors
Michelle Obama dealt with her fair share of controversies while serving as first lady.
One of the most notable gaffes was the disastrous lunch program that she rolled out.
In an effort to get healthier lunches into America’s schools, she succeeded in sending children home hungry every day because they did not like anything on the menu.
Her recently published memoir Becoming also stirred some controversy.
In it, she revealed that and her husband had been to marriage counseling in the past.
People have noticed that recently, Michelle and Barack Obama appear to be traveling separately more often than not.
This further escalated rumors that their marriage may be in trouble.
The Perfect Role Model
Barack Obama apparently tried to quell some of those rumors with his post on Sunday, calling Michelle “a perfect role model not just for our daughters, but so many others.”
Their daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama, are now 17 and 20, respectively.
Malia Obama now attends Harvard University.
Meanwhile, her parents remain happily married — at least for now.