Will the Washington Post reveal an affair between Pres. Obama & Beyonce?

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I read a lot of tabloids on a weekly – if not daily – basis. For months and months now, the Enquirer has been trying to make a storyline happen between Kerry Washington and President Barack Obama. I blame Scandal – it’s too easy for dumb tabloid writers to simply pull a storyline from Scandal and imprint real people into it. Anyway, what I’m saying is that I’m familiar with some of the dumb stories about “Pres. Obama cheating on Michelle with [fill in the blank].” I’ve heard the mutterings about Pres. Obama and Beyonce. And I think it’s BS.

But the whiff of bull excrement didn’t stop one French magazine, Le Figaro, from trying to make it happen. Apparently, a French photographer named Pascal Rostain was quoted in La Figaro saying: “there is something big that is happening” between Beyonce and Obama and “I can assure you that the world will talk about it.” Rostain also claimed that the Washington Post would be doing a story about the affair, but the WaPo is all “what’s that?”

Heart attack averted. Slamming the sensational claims of a French paparazzo, The Washington Post has no plans to publish a bombshell story about an alleged affair between President Barack Obama and Beyonce Knowles. The outlandish claim emerged in respected French newspaper Le Figaro, were which photographer Pascal Rostain (who is friends with former French First Lady Carla Bruni) promised: “It’ll go out tomorrow [Tuesday, Feb. 11] in the Washington Post . . . I can assure you that the world will talk about it.”

Rostain added: “We should not forget Marilyn [Monroe] or Monica Lewinsky. You can be the president of the first world power — that doesn’t make you any less a man.”

“It’s definitely not true,” a spokesperson for the Post told Poynter.com in an email.

The President, 51, and wife of Michelle Obama, 50, recently celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary last October, and are parents to daughter Sasha, 12, and Malia, 15. They share a close friendship with Blue Ivy’s parents Beyonce, 32, and husband of nearly six years Jay Z, 44.

[From Us Weekly]

E! News points out that the French magazine Gala is also reporting that the Obamas are headed for divorce too. I think the French papers and magazines are just going a little bit tabloid-mad these days after they revealed that their president, Francois Hollande, was having an affair with actress Julie Gayet. Hollande ended up splitting with his partner/girlfriend/first lady Valérie Trierweiler just two weeks ago. Incidentally, Hollande is on a state visit to America right now and the White House had to destroy their original invitations to the state dinner which had Trierweiler’s name included.

Anyway, I don’t believe Pres. Obama is banging Beyonce. Or Kerry Washington, for that matter. I don’t know why people are trying to make Obama into Bill Clinton. Bubba’s weakness was so obviously always going to be “women”. Obama never had that weakness.



Photos courtesy of WENN, Beyonce’s Tumblr.

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  1. huna says:

    Yesterday I almost bought this BS.Anyway,that last pic of Beyonce and her daughter…Put some clothes on backstage,woman!

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    There are things I don’t like about President Obama, but I believe he is a good husband and father. I don’t believe he cheats on Michelle.

    • Suze says:

      I agree. Story is total fabrication.

    • m says:

      Michelle looks very unhappy most of the time so I have a hard time believing that they are blissfully in love, but even then I don’t think he is stupid enough to cheat on her nor do I think that is something he is interested in. Not only would Michelle kick his ass but he is already skating on thin ice as president and a cheating scandal would be more than enough to kick him to the curb at this point.

      • Jen says:

        By she “looks very unhappy” you just mean, “she doesn’t have a smile plastered on her face 24/7 therefore I infer that she is miserable.”

        Good job. The rest of your comment implies where you are coming from quite easily.

      • daisy says:

        I think it’s Michelle’s eyebrows… they seem to be shaped “angry.” I’m sorry, but he’s not that stupid. Bey wouldn’t be able to keep that too herself. She’s the type who would want to make sure everyone knew she screwed the most powerful man in the world. Sorry Jay – it’s not actuall you.

      • Sloane Wyatt says:

        Mrs. Obama has NO interest in faking that lovey dovey adulating politician’s wife gaze on the Prez. Michelle doesn’t play like Nancy Reagan, Tipper Gore, and yes, even Hillary Clinton. She hasn’t got no time for the that!

        Michelle giving The Prez the side eye reminds me of The Daily Mail’s hilarious “Michelle Is OVER Barack!” photo assumption. – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2550129/So-Michelle-Barack-Obama-What-IS-state-union.html

      • Marigold says:

        So, you spend most of your time with Michelle? What does she look like *right* now?

        How on earth would you know what she looks like most of the time?

      • Delorb says:

        @daisy, I have to disagree with you there. Beyonce doesn’t put her business out in the street. She was tight-lipped about dating and marrying Jay. I think she was also low-key about Blue’s pictures. Jay is also, very quiet about his private life.

        As for this rumor, its so last inauguration. After she sang for him, people were gossiping about it. Wasn’t true. I’d consider the source. Carla is unhappy and probably still upset about Michelle’s stealing her thunder (she put out some catty remarks back then). Its probably more of the same.

      • HadleyB says:

        LOL who knows if he cheats? Men that are wealthy and have power cheat more often .. they have means, ease to get women who if they worked at a lower job girls wouldn’t even give him the time of day!

        I think he cheats, with Beyonce? Doubtful. But probably someone more willing to stay in the sidelines.

        As for the Michelle “kicking his ass” please .. most women DON’T when their man cheats ( spare me the posts of if MY husband does I will kick him out). I don’t see her leaving because : they have kids, she has more power and influence staying with him and probably would find dating at this stage in her life hard. When one realizes what you have to give up after your divorce, especially when you have kids that is one reason why women stay. She has more to lose if she leaves or kicks him out. Why do think so many stay??

      • littlestar says:

        Sloane – EXACTLY. Michelle is an incredibly intelligent and strong woman. She doesn’t need to play the doe-eyed wife and I believe Obama wouldn’t want a wife like that anyway. He chose a strong woman to be his wife who will tell him like it is, not play up to him just because he’s the President.

      • Zadie says:

        I wouldn’t put Hilary Clinton in the group with the other FLOTUSes. She was probably the most badass First Lady ever. Even more than Michelle.

      • LAK says:

        Zadie: Hilary Clinton??? Really??? The same woman who looked away whilst her husband cheated repeatedly? Always?!

        Hilary is/was only badass if you got in the way of her plan for power. Otherwise, she just rolled over and took it. From ArKansas to present day.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Just from my perspective, I think that Michelle has a very sunny disposition, but her resting face does look a little, well, like “bitch face’. I think she is gorgeous, but I think the way her teeth make her jaw rest and her strong superciliary arch above her eyebrows can give off vibes that just come from the way her resting face looks which some interpret as her not being happy, That doesn’t mean that she is unhappy, though.

        My sister has a bit of a “bitch face” to her resting position, and people were always telling me they thought she wasn’t as nice, but she was a TOTAL sweetie…her face just didn’t always read that.

      • Zadie says:

        She put her professional life before her private one. That’s pretty badass. And she was more involved in politics than any First Lady ever.

      • Sloane Wyatt says:

        Au contraire, Zadie. Ms. Hillary has the adoring look DOWN AND she’s a badass! Hill can do BOTH with ease! – http://www.towleroad.com/2013/06/bill-and-hillary-clinton-praise-supreme-court-marriage-ruling.html

        Lak, Hillary and Bill Clinton had an ‘arraignment’ from Day One. Their marriage was based on their political ambitions, and it still is to this day. This is NO different than the deal political wives strike with their husbands everyday. – http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/world/watch-in-pics-the-life-and-times-of-hillary-and-bill-clinton-15420.html

        I also agree with HadleyB about the Very Rich. “They are different from you and me.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

        @littlestar & Tiffany, well, that just goes without saying!

      • Dommy Dearest says:

        Yeah. And now Hilary lies about not knowing of the torture that went on to some pretty important people. And continues. But she put up with Bill’s cheating like a champ! That counts right?

      • Sloane Wyatt says:

        I take your point about The United States’ shamefully breaching torture conventions, Dommy Dearest, but it’s disingenuous to only point the finger at Hillary Clinton. The Bush, Clinton, and Obama administrations all have blood on their hands.

        From the Bush Administration down to present day, the U.S has broken BOTH The Geneva Conventions against torture AND it’s own ‘Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment’ without compunction.

        The United States participated in bringing the ‘Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment’ to The United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1984, and it was signed by the then President Ronald Reagan on April 18, 1988. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torture_and_the_United_States

        Additionally, the U.S. War Crimes Act of 1996 even prescribes the death penalty for grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions (torture included). Even if someone’s perverted system of morality deems torture to be permissible, it is plainly illegal in the United States and in virtually any country on the planet. Any minimal commitment to the rule of law requires us to renounce torture. – - http://www.newsherald.com/opinions/letters-to-the-editor/the-use-of-torture-can-never-be-justified-1.84139

      • LAK says:

        Sloane Wyatt: absolutely re: Bill and Hill’s marriage, and nothing was ever going to get in the way of that, including what her team deemed ‘bimbo eruptions’.

        She wasn’t a badass first lady in my view because she didn’t show any backbone except where it was self serving AND she participated in the tear down of these women when it’s her hubby she should have been tearing down for being unable to keep it in his pants.

        People say she was badass because she stood by her man??!! Bullocks to that and every silly first lady who does the same.

        I grew up with the Clinton administration as in my late teens to young adulthood, I had a pretty healthy interest in politics then. The amount of white washing Hilary has received is incredible. She was interested in politics as long as it served her long term goals meaning, she stood by her man because letting him go would have killed her own ambitions. Simple as that. She was rewarded for propping Bill up, and yes, i’m glad she got to show her brains, but she is shady and if was an american voter, i’d never vote for her and as a woman I am appalled by her.

        Ps: as much as I am entertained by the shenanigans in France at the moment, i’m dying of secondhand embarrassment for the ex-first Girlfriend. In as much as her boyfriend is a rat, have some dignity woman.

      • Sloane Wyatt says:

        “i’m dying of secondhand embarrassment for the ex-first Girlfriend.” LAK, OMG I am too! :(

        I couldn’t stand the bimbo eruptions and the ‘nuts & sluts’ fallacies the Clinton administration used to smear all Bill’s ‘conquests’. It reminds me SO MUCH of how the media slut shamed all of Tiger Wood’s lovers.

        But this is a politician’s playbook. They’ve ALL done it, except for my favorite president Dwight D. Eisenhower, who kept his shit tight. My man DDE was freakin’ Nostradamus when it came to warning us of the military industrial complex and the steady erosion of our freedom, our right to privacy, our right to assemble peacefully, our right to unionize, and on and on…….

        “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

        We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Dwight+D.+Eisenhower+military+industrial+complex

        Eisenhower Military-Industrial Complex Speech Transcript – http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/~hst306/documents/indust.html

      • Lauraq says:

        It’s cute how so many people are like “You don’t KNOW Michelle! You can’t say that she’s always unhappy!!”
        And in the same comment they’re like “She’s a strong happy woman, and Barack would NEVER cheat!!”

    • gg says:

      No way would he cheat on Michelle. She could cause him a world of hurt.

  3. Kiddo says:

    Anything is possible, but you would think this type of news would have been gleefully reported by Fox News, first, if there was any truth to it.*

    At any rate, I have more respect for Michele than Barry, right now, but it has nothing to do with their sex life. She is more authentic, IMHO.

    * Not that Fox knows what ‘truth’ is, just that they love a scandal.

    • Sloane Wyatt says:

      I often wonder how great our country would be right now if we’d elected all the FLOTUS’s from Eleanor Roosevelt to Michelle Obama as our President. Yes, even Nancy Reagan and Laura Bush as President would have to have been a VAST improvement over their husbands!

      What our Planet and our country needs is an unbroken line of Matriarchal Rule, a return to the rhythms of our Ancient Mother Gaea. From The Queen of Sheba to Cleopatra, Benazir Bhutto, Gloria Aquino, Golda Mier, and Shirley Chisholm, we women could not possibly do any worse than Patriarchy, and our world would be a much different place.

      “I have more respect for Michele than Barry, right now, but it has nothing to do with their sex life.” Truer words never spoken, Kiddo.

  4. blue marie says:

    To me, this is when being friends with celebrities can hurt a President. He should not be open to tabloid fodder, it’s ridiculous. He is not a celebrity, he is the President and as such should be afforded a certain amount of respect which these tabloids aren’t showing. I get that he is still a man, but unless there is solid proof then stories like these should never be run. Maybe I’m wrong in my opinion, but this is how I feel.

    As for whether or not Bey and Obama are having an affair, no.. Michelle would shut that sh-t down with a quickness. Bey may have a crush on the President but that’s as far as it goes.

    • Ice Maiden says:

      ” unless there is solid proof then stories like these should never be run. ”

      Just curious: Do you think similar stories about all famous people should never be run, or just when they’re high ranking politicians? Because most gossip stories, including many of the ones we discuss here, don’t have ‘solid proof’. I’m not challenging you or anything, just genuinely curious.

      • SonjaMarmeladova says:

        I don’t think a politician’s personal life should be in the media at all. Nor should it matter when it comes to voting. I think we had this discussion when Obama’s puppy pictures were posted. Who cares if he’s faithful or has 10 mistresses on the side. Politics is not showbizz.

      • blue marie says:

        Honestly, it only pertains to the President, the rest-gossip away. I’ve always viewed it as making them weak. Like JFK, the only thing I remember him for is cheating with Marilyn. Or Bill Clinton, while I remember a lot of things he did-poll people and one of the first things out of their mouth will be Monica Lewinsky. His name should not be in stories like this, he has more important things to worry about than defending his relationship with his wife. It just seems ridiculous.

      • Ice Maiden says:

        ”Maybe I just hold the job or President to a higher standard. ”

        But then, surely you should blame the president who doesn’t live up to those high standards, not those who expose his wrongdoings? Don’t shoot the messenger and all that.


        ‘Who cares if he’s faithful or has 10 mistresses on the side. ‘

        But you could make the same argument for many celebs. If a celeb is known for his/her talent (at acting, singing, playing tennis whatever) and doesn’t court publicity or give interviews about his/her private life, then who cares if he/she is cheating? You could argue that such matters impinge less on the work of an actor or sportsperson than they do on a politician, for whom being honest and trustworthy is supposed to be part of the job.

      • Kiddo says:

        @SonjaMarmeladova, I think it can be relevant, if policies intersect or diverge with personal life, or positions on legislation, or if someone is strongly advocating for certain lifestyle agendas. If not, as long as the issues in someone’s personal life don’t adversely compromise their ability to serve and think clearly, then it’s simply an invasion of privacy. But we are all led to believe, lately, that privacy should be sacrificed for safety, so I say then what’s good for the geese is good for the gander, provided there is truth and not slander.

      • SonjaMarmeladova says:

        @Ice Maiden, I agree. If a celebrity’s personal life isn’t a huge part of their career ( like Jennifer Aniston’s ) then I don’t care if they are cheating.

        I said this before – we have an atheist prime minister and an agnostic president in a 90% Catholic country, a divorced single mother was head of the biggest conservative party, the First Lady still works and is rarely in the media, I don’t know how many children the prime minister has – I don’t see something like that happening in the US.
        Like the Anthony Weiner scandal – I heard tons of people saying that they wont vote for him, they didn’t even know his policies, they only knew of the sexting scandal.

      • blue marie says:

        @ Ice Maiden: If it were true then yes I would blame the president, and appreciate the messenger that brought the information. I just think if you’re going to level those kind of accusations at a president then you damn well better have proof because there will be fall out. Look at Clinton.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I care if my President has 10 mistresses. I care whether or not my President is an honest person and a decent human being, because he will be called upon to make decisions that require integrity and intelligence. I care if he’s supposed to be running the country and he’s spending half his time dodging his wife and chasing skirts. I can’t separate a person in two – he’s a great leader, but a scum in his personal life. Can’t do it for Kennedy, can’t do it for Clinton. I don’t want someone leading my country who doesn’t have the self control to concentrate on his job for four years.

      • Zadie says:

        He’s a politician on a national level – he kissed his integrity goodbye a loooong time ago.

      • Zadie says:

        Oh, and Bush seemed to be a great husband. Clinton, not so much. Yet, which one was the better president?

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Well, Zadie, you have a good point, although I’m no fan of Clinton and think a lot of the good things that happened during his presidency were simply his good luck. I just hope for a day when we can have a good man who is also a good president.

    • L says:

      Also curious, can you name a president that didn’t hang out with celebs/actors/musicians? It’s a established part of the public image. Going through the list I’m trying to think of one who DIDN’T hang out with celebrities. All of these guys did–Bush Jr., Bush Sr. Clinton, Regan (even more than the rest of them based on his background) Carter, Ford, Nixon, Johnson, Kennedy with Marilyn , Truman (google truman and lauren bacall). The only one from ‘recent’ memory that I can think of is Eisenhower and FDR.

      It’s not something new-it’s just in this modern age there’s more media out there. But I’m honestly curious, can you name one?

    • V4Real says:

      Maybe this is the Enquire’s fanfiction. In all honesty I do not like Beyonce but I’m not buying what the NE is trying to sell.

      @Ice Maiden Blue may have a different opinion about your question that ask should all famous people be off limit who may have had similar stories about them. My answer is no because these people are actors, singers, and so on. They are not the head of state; they are not making decissions and policies that can affect the lives of Americans, they are not making the decissions as to whether we should bring our troops home, they are not trying to keep the peace with other countries to keep wars from happening. They won’t be condemmed by a country if truth is revealed that they are having an affair. No one will call for the impeachment of Tom Hanks or Denzel Washington if we found out that they are sleeping around. These people are just entertainers and the decissions that they make don’t affect our lives one way or the other.

      The President shouldn’t be accused of such actions unless you have concrete proof that it is true. We really can’t compare the President to celebrities who sole purpose is to entertain us and profit off their craft.

    • Jegede says:


      What about FDR and Eisenhower?
      Why do people talk as if cheating started and stopped with Kennedy or Clinton?

      • Zadie says:

        were Kennedy and Clinton better presidents than, say, Bush?

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        At Jegede, yes, you’re right, many presidents have cheated, I just didn’t want to make a long list. Also, a president’s personal life was not documented as much back then, so the further back you go, the more you are relying on speculation and rumor. And lastly, I don’t think any presidents besides Kennedy and Clinton were such blatant, habitual cheaters with anything in a skirt. Not that it’s ever ok to cheat, but I find someone who does it repeatedly to be more offensive.

      • Jegede says:

        And LBJ was a blatant habitual cheater as many books have documented. But he’s not Box office like Kennedy and Clinton so no one rememebrs

      • Lucinda says:

        I think people took it more personally with Kennedy and Clinton because they were so charismatic and people really liked them. I think you would get the same reaction if it turned out Obama was a cheater. But unless there is a smoking gun, no one will really look into it. He has been pretty protected by the media until recently. Now that the media is turning on him, his approval ratings have dropped immensely. If a story about infidelity is going to come out, it will come out soon I would be. But that’s a big IF.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        You’re right, I forgot about LBJ

        Lucinda, good point about the charisma

    • KayLastima says:

      Trotting off to do Leno, Kimmel, or Letterman, negates the President being above fodder for gossip outlets in my opinion. I think that he and Michelle lower their themselves, and that of the office, when they do that. So, fair game. And that also speaks to Geraldo’s position on “taking away his majesty”. Pardon me, Geraldo, he did that on his own when as a sitting President he courted the late night “cool” guys in his first term. Should I also mention that selfie moment at a State Funeral????? Beyoncé and Jay Z are just another reason for people to start tongue wagging. HIS choices, HIS consequences.

  5. Ice Maiden says:

    I don’t believe this story. Which isn’t to say I think Obama is a saint, or that I necessarily believe that he’s so devoted to Michelle that he would never consider cheating. Obama just doesn’t seem the type. He’s far too cautious and calculating. And I reckon if he were going to cheat, he’d be smart enough to do it with someone none of us has ever heard of.

    • nofkksgiven says:

      yeah and it seems that people don’t have any idea of the weight of being the first black president…like cheating scandal is sooooo beyond something he could even think about, he’s smart enough not to even try it…. as for Beyonce she is married and has a brand of her own which is tightly controlled…the idea that Beyonce and Obama would risk what they both have going on for a fling that would ruin both of their careers/lives is just really ridiculous

  6. shitler says:

    I read some sites yesterday and people were saying it’s Michelle banging Beyonce not Obama. Go figure yesterday

  7. Lucy says:

    Also, Beyonce seems very happy with J. Why would SHE stray?

  8. Jaana says:

    These rumors are in no way funny or interesting or humorous. Its straight up disrespectful. Its disrespectful to Beyonce, Obama, there respective spouses and to the sanctimony of marriage on a whole.

  9. LadyJane says:

    I just can’t imagine Beyonce having sex with anyone. Simulated sex, fine. Real sexy sex? Nope. She is like an automaton to me…

  10. Jen says:

    The Washington Post already said it’s totally false. The French media need to deal with their own politicians.

  11. Frida_K says:

    I don’t believe it. I think that President Obama is a great husband and father and that he loves his family.

    And if that’s not enough, just in case he even thought for a second…Michelle is a beloved First Lady and if he did her wrong, he’d get eggs thrown at him every time he left the White House. Plus his girls would never forgive him. He knows this and he’s no dummy.

    Re: that creepy picture of Beyonce and her daughter–she has some serious crazy eyes in this photograph. It made me think of that scene in the Joan Crawford book by her daughter, where Joan goes nuts and starts yelling about clothes hangers.

  12. JaDeRu says:

    I don’t buy it. Too much to lose and I don’t think he would stray.
    Can you imagine what Michelle would do to that man if he did though?
    She made the most powerful man in the world…GET UP AND CHANGE SEATS…just for friendly flirting. LOL

  13. Naomi says:

    In the pictures I have seen of them since that selfie he took at Nelson Mandela’s service Michelle Obama has not looked happy with the President. She seems like really good people. She handles her displeasure well but she will not fake it so I can see pictures of her looking pissy getting out as has been seen. Am curious as to what he’s done because she has had some interesting faces lately.

  14. louise sawyer says:

    Can I nominate this Rostain dude for d-bag of the day?
    I know I shouldn’t care … but quotes like this: “We should not forget Marilyn [Monroe] or Monica Lewinsky. You can be the president of the first world power — that doesn’t make you any less a man.” drive me mad!
    So the definition of being a man is about to cheat on your partner, since, you know, you’re a man and seduction lurks around every corner. What an idiot.

  15. kibbles says:

    Beyonce isn’t Obama’s type. In Beyonce’s mind she probably thinks she can seduce any man or that she is the next coming of Marilyn Monroe, but she really isn’t all that nor is her personality all that appealing. I believe that Barack and Michelle had marital problems in the past, but they seem solid right now. Their seemingly strong marriage is probably one of the most appealing aspects of the Obamas and their public image. I don’t believe all the hype that they are the perfect black couple – and believe that Obama probably likes to flirt with women once in a while – but he’s not going to ruin his image to have a fling while he’s in office.

    I don’t think Bush or Obama were/are good presidents, but I believe that both are fairly decent husbands who did not/will not cheat, at least not while in office. Clinton was the man and he was a much better president than Bush and Obama, but he loves women. That’s Clinton’s major weakness, and yet, I would rather have him running the country than a good husband who is a war criminal or a lame duck.

  16. Sarah says:

    From the outside i dont think the President would have an affair. not because i think so highly of him but because Michelle wouldnt have that sh*t. He would rather declare war on China and Russia at the same time than piss her off.

    also im sure with all this birth certificate stuff there was A LOT of digging and people are still digging. i just dont think some foreign tabloid would know. especially because people know that guys like Donald Trump would pay big time to release that themselves.

  17. BendyWindy says:

    Beyonce doesn’t strike me as Obama’s type. If (and that’s a BIG if) he was going to cheat on his incredible, beautiful, intelligent wife, it would be with someone…just as incredible, beautiful and intelligent. I’m not buying this at all.

  18. mommak918 says:

    Michelle would take on Beyoncé in a second if that was true. For that alone, Id like it to be true. Perhaps, not true but Id love to see Michelle give the stink eye to Bey. The first lady has some awesome mean mugging faces.

  19. OhDear says:

    Putain, s’il te plait. The French media are projecting their own president’s personal drama onto the Obamas/trying to get more readers.

  20. dd says:

    F Bouncie..how dare anyone type Marilyn Monroe and Monica Lewinsky in the same sentence!

  21. Dawn says:

    Well they better have proof that no one can dispute but I don’t believe this at all. Just more fodder to try and make people forget about the piss-poor job that Congress is doing and that’s it.

  22. Suze says:

    Anything is possible, this just doesn’t seem very probable. The players are all wrong.

    If – and it’s a bit huge *IF* any Obama cheating was going on – it is highly unlikely it would be with anyone as high profile as Bey. He isn’t a JFK style risk taker with his personal life.

    I really doubt there’s any cheating going on at all, FWIW.

  23. BeckyR says:

    Obama? No. Bill Clinton? Yes, in a heartbeat.

  24. dizzylucy says:

    Not buying it – the Presidential Divorce! rumors have been on tabloids since they moved into the White House. They seem to have a pretty strong marriage and family.

  25. jess says:

    Obama might be the président but i think Michelle wears the pants in that relationship. As much as i cant stand her, i dont think would be like hilary and stand by him if this were true.

  26. kimbers says:


    Idk if it’s true but she’d do it for the publicity and “leak” it bc she’s a B like that.

    Btw her new music is for old ppl enjoy! She sucks!

  27. Feebee says:

    I get the feeling the only weakness for ‘women’ President Obama has is for his wife. He clearly adores her. He knows she makes him better. This BS is just that. It’s laughable except for the fact he has two daughters that this crap must be horrible for. I think it’s easier to hear someone call your dad Satan than this.

  28. elo says:

    If they were having an affair, and they most likely are not, I strongly believe that no one would know about it. These are huge public figures whose images are highly controlled by a whole host of experts who keep things as tightly under wraps as they need to be. Clinton got busted because Monica was an intern, she had nothing to lose by it becoming public, Bey on the other had, well her entire career could sink as well as Obama’s complete presidency. If they were, the public would never know, and that is a good thing.

  29. drea says:

    So we’re really going to pay attention to this fabrication? Anyone can slap anything on a tabloid cover and people will buy into it for a minute. First, Kerry. Now, Beyonce. Just wait, if Lupita shows up at the next White House Correspondents Dinner, she could be next.

  30. Jay says:

    I think they are just trying to normalize the behaviour of the French president by suggesting others are just as bad.

  31. don't kill me i'm french says:

    Michelle will cut his balls before that can happen

  32. Nerd Alert says:

    Christ on sale. To be a man, you have to be a cheater? I’m so sick of this “men aren’t happy unless they’re banging someone” rhetoric. Yes, plenty of men will cheat and yes, they are more likely to do so when in positions of power. It stops there. Not ALL men cheat, and not ALL men are incapable of thinking with the head that sits on their shoulders rather than the one below their belts.

    I don’t expect him to be impervious to this sort of tabloid crap but I am just SO sick of the men who are sleezeballs ruining it for the rest of them. I don’t support everything Obama does and I don’t follow his marriage but I think he has the maturity to realize what’s important in his personal life. Yes, there really are men who don’t constantly think about sex. I tend to view him as one.

    • Erinn says:

      I’ve been in a relationship with my now fiance for nearly 10 years. He’s never ever given me any reason to believe he’d be less than faithful to me. I hate the old, tired ‘men are dogs’ rants. Some men are. Some women are too. Women who claim that all men cheat must have pretty low standards in the sort of men they associate themselves with, as none of the guys I’m friends with are cheaters either.

      I agree with your view of Obama. He doesn’t strike me as the overly sexual guy some politicians just seem to be. He seems like an average kind of guy, a decent husband and father. He seems to really value his family.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I agree. I REALLY hate the culturally accepted premise that men are somehow more animalistic than women, and therefore they can’t control their urges or actions, especially in regards to sex. Like women shouldn’t have any expectations with men, because “they’re just guys and that is what they do”!

      We can’t set the bar so low and then be surprised when they don’t accept full adult responsibility of their actions.

  33. dahlianoir says:

    If he ever thinks of cheating on Michelle, I don’t think he’ll make it to the next morning.

  34. greenie says:

    I really wouldn’t blame Beyonce if it was true. Barack is way better looking and more intelligent than Jay, and far more respectful of women (at least in public). Jay is a troll she married for money. It’s sad that someone as rich and beautiful as her felt she needed to do that but I guess being filthy rich and unhappy is more important to some people than just being rich.

  35. MissNostalgia says:

    It must be a slow gossip week; where would Beyonce find the time (she is always on tour/working or with her husband) and how would she make it past security as the President is always with staff or the secret service??Ridiculous story!

    • Daphne says:

      I call FALSE on this story. President Obama would not disrespect Jay. He was raised by a single Mom and her parents. If you’ve not read his books…this had a profound impact on who he is and the decisions he makes. He loves his family. They are his sanctuary when he has BAD days. I think he and Michelle have marital probs like the rest of us just on a different scope. But they are COMMITTED.

      Side Notes:

      As I remember…Clinton had rumors about Jennifer Flowers and other women before he became President. So his playboy reputation preceded him before he came to D.C.

      HadleyB—you must be confusing the First Lady with a BallerWife. Actually she has more of a presence than the President. She would immediately be sought after by various industries. It would be her choosing. Her rate of approval is higher than his!! She’s an asset not an appendage.

  36. Meggin says:

    Oh geez. Obama is not banging Beyonce… the republicans just want to make him into Bill Clinton because democrats have a history of cheating. Obama is not perfect but I don’t see him as a cheater.

  37. Birdix says:

    Didn’t GOOP call the President “dreamy” in her last newsletter? Next there’ll be a rumor about her…

  38. Katija says:

    OK, I’ll admit it: This would be an awesome story and an amazing distraction. Oh Lord. I would LOVE if this were true.

    I might get slammed for this because everyone else seems to have the attitude of, “Oh! Ridiculous and offensive!”, but as a gossip lover – and aren’t we all??? – I would ADORE this. A modern-day Marilyn and JFK?! HOW AWESOME!

    However, I say this only because it is obviously VERY untrue.

  39. Emily C. says:

    The Washington Post already said this story was bogus yesterday.

  40. Janet says:

    Oh please, if there was anything to this, Fox News would be all over it.

    They couldn’t make a major scandal out of Benghazi and the Kenyan birth certificate thingy was a major bust, so they would pick this up and run with it if they thought they could get any mileage from it.

  41. Nymeria says:

    Such a scenario is perfectly plausible. Just because the Washington Post denies it doesn’t mean it isn’t true. Barry holds a lot of power in Washington, after all. Barry & Michelle have never struck me as being particularly into one another. Lately they’ve seemed as though they can barely stand to be around one another.

  42. Lark says:

    Total bullshit, and the journo even admitted to making it up. I love President Obama and I think he and Michelle have a good relationship, but even putting aside my good “personal” feelings towards them I simply don’t think he would be stupid enough to do anything like that while in power. He is very aware that he is watched like a hawk.

  43. ParisPucker says:

    why is this even being discussed?? Dumbest rumor, ever.

  44. Jane says:

    I’m so disturbed by the number of people who actually think this is true. You all should be embarrassed.

  45. watchmaker says:

    I don’t think they would be that stupid to have an affair in this day and age. With all the social media outlets and such. Way too risky…..
    Also, is Bey taking digs at Kim with the blank, vacant look?? Hmmmmm.

  46. Bria says:

    The photo of Beyoncé and Blue is kinda creepy….it’s got a hint of Mommy Dearest. All Beyoncé is missing is a cigarette

  47. bettyrose says:

    Michelle’s not a victim type and she’s not building a political career on her husband’s name. He’s not intersted in cheating and she wouldn’t play the pitiful wife if he did. If they don’t seem like teenagers in love at every moment, it’s probably because they’re exhausted from unimagineably demanding lives. These aren’t movie stars with months of vacation time.

  48. meh says:

    Does anyone else feel like they just have fill-in-the-blank presidential affair stories lying around and pick the most famous African American women they can think of for Obama? I know the Obamas and Beyoncé/jayZ are friends, but with the Kerry Washington story on top of it– kind of smacks of “all black people must know each other.” Bleh

  49. shellybean says:

    I would love it if this were true. LOVE. But that’s a big if.

  50. cbreader says:


    I’ve been calling this for years. Not it actually happening but a tabloid saying that it is.

    Too easy fake gossip that took too long. NEXT.

  51. StaCat1 says:

    I call BS–please–they are sourcing french tabloids.

  52. LAK says:

    Not that cheaters are obvious, but in the case of Obama, it’s pretty obvious that he isn’t a cheater, whatever else he may be. That man adores his wife.

  53. dread pirate cuervo says:

    I don’t see Obama as a cheater at all. I think he & Michelle are true partners, dedicated to their marriage. I also think Bey is ride or die for Jay.

  54. ElleV says:

    I’d argue Obama’s strength, not weakness, is women.

  55. Amy says:

    This story made me LOL so hard when I read it. Due to the Francois Hollande’s very colorful love life, the fact he has been getting so much coverage in the international media has proved to be kind of embarrassing for France where traditionally a public figure’s private life is sacred and not disturbed (you’d be surprised at the things French presidents were able to keep secret before the Internet. Google Mazarine Pingeot for an example, she was Mitterand’s secret daughter and supposedly journalists asked his permission if they could run the pictures beforehand!). But that is proving impossible to stick to in the age of the Internet.

    Quite honestly, I feel like the French media wanted the attention diverted away from all the hype surrounding Hollande and this guy made this ridiculous claim about Obama and Beyonce knowing it would get a ton of coverage. Well, mission accomplished but we all knew it was fake as soon as he said it and it only makes Hollande look worse during his state visit. Nice try, French media.

  56. MaxxHotness says:

    It’s totally true- Tom Sizemore hooked the prez up….

  57. RobN says:

    Don’t buy it for a second, but from a purely gossip perspective, it would be pretty awesome.

  58. Jenny says:

    I don’t buy Obama cheating, think he’s too afraid of Michelle’s wrath. Or maybe they really do love each other deeply, it does happen after all, even to politicians…

    But I have no problem imagining Beyonce sleeping around on her husband. I’ve always wondered what she sees in him. He’s completely off-putting, especially physically. But his persona is unattractive too. She has so much money herself so it shouldn’t be about his money but that’s the only reason I can figure that anyone would want to sleep with that man.

  59. MistressMaryQuiteContrary says:

    Important to remember that le figaro is very conservative, very right wing. Consider the source. This is like Glenn Beck or Bill O’Reilly delivering this “breaking news.”

    I think beyonce has an obvious starstruck crush, but I seriously doubt there is any truth to this AT ALL.

  60. janeFR says:

    Since i’m french, I was very surprised by this article, knowing that Le Figaro IS NOT a tabloid, but a very respectable and conservative newspaper. So I went to their website and did some research. What they ACTUALLY reported was that a photograph, mainly employed by Paris-Match magazine (think People), while doing a radio interview promoting his book about paparazzi and gossip said that.
    Le Figaro then, interviewed the photograph who had used this story multiple times. He said that it was intended as a joking illustration of his book and that he could be heard laughing while saying it.
    The actual article concludes on the buzz and rumors created by an in-poor-taste joke taken out of context.

    So there.

  61. brionne says:

    Interesting that the impression of Michelle is that of an angry dominating ball busting woman with murderous eyebrows.

    Could it be she just has a grumpy face? Look at her mother. Michelle looks like her mom. They have grumpy cat faces naturally.

  62. lady_luck says:

    I find this very believable. In fact, I would lay bare my intuition to say he has “been there” already and I imagine the first lot of sessions was intense chemistry and passion to the brink! Why? Pay careful, close attention body language in Pic#1 and in particular, Beyonce’s “idol worshipper” gaze on Obama, transfixed yet submissive in display by the hands humbly intertwined noticeably in a would call a “submissive” yet welcome signal below the naval. The clothing Beyonce chose for the evening was red, the colour of passion and carnality, the dress clings provocatively drawing attention to her ample curves and sexuality. Obama is confident and commanding, Jay Z, unassuming and enamoured, Beyonce enthralled, submissive and in awe. You do the math.