Fairy tale marriage of The Obamas just that – a fairy tale.
New book Renegade about Barack Obama’s Presidential run, details a time when not everything came up Rose Garden for the Bam Fam.
Back in 2000 things were a lot frostier between Barack and wife Michelle.
"There was little conversation and even less romance," author Richard Wolffe, who covered the campaign for Newsweek writes.
"She was angry at his selfishness and careerism; he thought she was cold and ungrateful."
At the time Obama was a junior state senator in Illinois who got clobbered in the Democratic primaries by the incumbent by a 2-1 margin. Michelle was a relatively new mom with Maila, 2, at home and Sasha on the way.
"She hated the failed race for Congress in 2000, and their marriage was strained by the time their youngest daughter, Sasha, was born," the book says.
"Politics seemed like a waste of time to Michelle." She obviously changed her mind.