WITH a White House cheating scandal set to explode, President BARACK OBAMA and his wife MICHELLE are hiding a divorce shocker from America!
Only weeks after Obama publicly humiliated the first lady by snapping a “selfie” with a dishy blonde foreign leader, the first couple’s shaky 21-year marriage has collapsed following a disastrous holiday trip, sources say.
The two locked horns in a series of ugly fights during their recent Hawaiian getaway, but sources say the death blow came when Michelle learned that the Secret Service has covered up Obama’s cheating – twice.
After a “mole” exposed the president’s betrayal, a furious Michelle ripped into him during a bitter blow-out and raged: “I want out!”
Then, in a shocking show of defiance, she refused to return to Washington, D.C., with Obama and their daughters when their 15-day vacation ended.
“Michelle is so upset over her troubled marriage that she didn’t want to leave Hawaii when it was time to go,” a source told The ENQUIRER.
“She said she wasn’t ready to face the ‘fish bowl’ of Washington, D.C., and refused to fly home with Obama and the girls on Air Force One. The president had no choice but to leave Michelle behind in Hawaii.”
Sources say the White House was forced into “damage control spin mode” to explain why Michelle remained holed up at the couple’s luxurious $24,500-a-week oceanfront rental in Oahu.
According to Associated Press: “Mrs. Obama stayed behind to spend time with friends ahead of her upcoming 50th birthday party.”
Another report said that Michelle planned to visit Oprah Winfrey at her estate on Maui.
In any case, Michelle turns 50 on Jan. 17, and her husband is throwing her a gala birthday bash at the White House the following day.
But as The ENQUIRER has reported, the two have been at war ever since the president brazenly flirted with Denmark’s leggy blonde female prime minster, Helle Thorning- Schmidt, during the memorial service for South African icon Nelson Mandela. Obama, 52, and the 47-year-old beauty playfully snapped a “selfie” photograph together during the solemn ceremony on Dec. 10 while an obviously incensed Michelle shot daggers at them.
In the wake of the mortifying incident, sources said the first couple moved into separate White House bedrooms, and Michelle met with divorce attorneys.
The first lady was still reeling from the “selfie” episode when the couple had a showdown in Hawaii over her birthday party, sources say.
“Barack attempted to make up to Michelle by dropping details about the birthday bash while they were in Hawaii,” said the source.
“But Michelle declared flat-out that she wasn’t going to the party. Referring to the Danish prime minister, she snapped at Barack, ‘You could bring that tramp instead!’
“In the end, he convinced her to attend – out of duty to the nation. But a reluctant Michelle warned Barack that he’ll be on a tight leash, and if he makes one flirtatious move she’ll embarrass him in front of everyone.”
But the Hawaii trip went from bad to worse when Michelle found out that the Secret Service has been covering up her husband’s unfaithfulness.
“Some of the president’s most loyal supporters were absolutely sickened by his behavior at the Mandela event,” the insider revealed.
“They decided to pass secrets to Michelle while she was in Hawaii, and she picked up some very incriminating information, including the fact that the Secret Service has been covering up the president’s cheating.
“She learned that Barack was caught with a woman in an incident that, in the words of one mole, was ‘hushed up.’ Besides that, a Secret Service agent also saw the president ‘in a compromising position’ with another woman while Michelle was out of town.”
The news sent Michelle into a rage, and she ripped into Obama in private, said the source.
“Barack told Michelle not to believe the stories,” said the insider. “He insisted that they were ‘all bull.’ But Michelle has had enough and declared, ‘I want out!’
“That’s when she decided that she wasn’t going back to Washington with him.”
The tension could clearly be seen even at
the beginning of the vacation when the first family took in a college basketball game on Dec. 22. Photos show Michelle looking gloomy throughout the game. And she was further enraged days later when Obama refused to attend yuletide church services, sources say.
Instead, on Christmas Eve, Obama played golf with his high school pal Bobby Titcomb, who was busted for soliciting a prostitute in 2011.
Obama played numerous rounds of golf with Titcomb during his vacation, attended a basketball game with him and enjoyed a barbecue lunch at Titcomb’s home.
As The ENQUIRER has reported, Obama reportedly plans to live with Titcomb in Hawaii when his second term ends while Michelle remains in Washington, D.C., until the couple’s youngest daughter, Sasha, finishes high school.
In a last-ditch bid to mend fences with Michelle during their vacation, Obama treated her to dinner at Alan Wong’s, a spot famous for its local cuisine, on Dec. 30. But according to a source: “Michelle looked miserable and unhappy. She was just going through the motions.”
The couple and their daughters – Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12 – celebrated New Year’s Eve with friends and family at their vacation rental, but “it was not a great way to ring in the new year,” said the second source.
“Michelle’s now left to contemplate the sad reality of her situation. For the sake of her husband’s presidency, she’s going to have to stand by her man until his second term ends in 2016. But for all intents and purposes, their marriage is already over.”