Since, generally, Muslims do not “date” in the popular Western cultural sense, many couples look to arranged marriages as a means to wedded bliss.
The expectation is that the seed for love is planted and will continue to bloom after the marriage.
At the time, Mrs Obama had only recently become a mother — their daughters Malia and Sasha are now 15 and 12. But she was in no mood to offer him sympathy,’ wrote Klein, who claimed Michelle’s friends told him she had even drawn up divorce papers.‘He had dashed Michelle’s hopes of creating a stable and secure future,’ he wrote.
Her husband, whom she had met while they were both working for a Chicago law firm in 1989, was a mere State Senator in Illinois who had just been thrashed in a battle for a seat in Congress. ‘As a result their marriage was on the rocks, and Obama confided to friends that he and Michelle were talking about divorce.’In an interview published to coincide with her birthday, Mrs Obama provided glimpses of a woman who — after devoting years to her husband’s career and raising their children — now feels ready to put herself first. Only the Watergate-plagued Richard Nixon was doing worse at this stage of his time in office.
It’s an allegation the White House has declined to comment on, though after Bill Clinton’s trouser-dropping scandals, Americans would be rather less sanguine about any extra-marital activity than the French appear to be over President Francois Hollande’s behaviour.
Mrs Obama, the Enquirer claims, intends to stand by her husband until his presidency is over, at which time he will move back to Hawaii, where he grew up, and she will stay in Washington with their children.
but this stuff is hurting people’s feelings who are in our families and friends of ours.
At the same time, some underlying signs of tension and distrust linger.
A source exclusively claimed in the National Enquirer that John Cusimano has been a frequent customer of Checkmate, a club that describes itself as an exclusive alternative lifestyle venue for ‘couples and single ladies only.’The 45-year-old entertainment lawyer was spotted romping around with women at the club, the source alleged, adding that he’d always stop by the club’s buffet before closing to grab a few bagels for the road.
Since signing on with Oprah in 2005, the brunette with the raspy voice and perky personality has skyrocketed to fame with an empire of both cooking and talk shows, as well as a successful cookbooks, partnerships, and cookware lines.
In 2007, the tabloids were buzzing that her marriage with Cusimano was on the rocks.
She said during a taping of one of her shows: ‘Everybody gossips…