Michelle Obama has always tried to make it look like her marriage is the strongest one in the U.S. That’s why it was humiliating for her this week when it was revealed that she was not Barack’s first choice for a wife, and that he even cheated on her.
“I remember very clearly when this transformation happened, and I remember very specifically that by 1987, about a year into our relationship, he already had his sights on becoming president,” she remembered.
Barack reportedly felt he needed to “fully identify as African American” and that he needed a black wife to fulfill his political ambitions. This was not good news for Jager, who is of Dutch and Japanese ancestry.
The future president proposed to Jager one more time before he left for Harvard Law School, but she once again turned him down because she thought the proposal was “out of a sense of desperation over our eventual parting and not in any real faith in our future.” They split soon after the second rejection.
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