Barack Obama, Michelle Obama “Marriage Problems” Is Fake News

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Barack Obama and Michelle Obama aren’t having “marriage problems,” despite an unfounded report based on a photo of the former president without his wedding ring. Gossip Cop can exclusively clear up the situation.

Earlier this week, a photo went viral of Obama posing with a six-month old baby girl and her mother at the Anchorage International Airport in Alaska. The former president isn’t wearing his wedding ring in the picture, prompting RadarOnline to jump to the conclusion he and Michelle have “split.” The repeatedly discredited webloid published two stories on the subject, both of which are entirely speculative and unsubstantiated.

One of the site’s articles asserts that Obama “was caught without his wife” at the airport, before stating he was “spotted smiling without his wedding band.” But the site is just using the buzzword “caught” to make an ordinary situation seem scandalous. The outlet also makes the absurd implication that Obama was happy because he wasn’t wearing his wedding ring, when he was simply smiling for the camera.

Despite the site’s story being completely baseless and sensationalized, Gossip Cop still checked in with a source close to the situation, who exclusively assures us the Obamas aren’t having marital problems. Simply put, being at an airport alone and not wearing a wedding ring 24/7 aren’t signs of an impending divorce. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time we’ve had to debunk a bogus story about the former president and first lady breaking up.

Last November, Gossip Cop called out RadarOnline’s sister publication, the National Enquirer, for wrongly reporting the Obamas were getting a divorce once they left the White House. Obviously, no such split occurred. This latest article about the status of the happy couple’s relationship is equally fabricated.

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