SQUAB­BLING OBAMAS LEAD SEP­A­RATE LIVES!

Michelle’s based in L.A. & Barack han in D.C. a ar­riage es to pot

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MICHELLE a n d Barack Obama are fe­ro­ciously feud­ing while liv­ing sep­a­rate lives, and pals fear the bub­bling bad blood will boil over into an ugly, scan­dalscarred di­vorce!

At the core of the clashes is the for­mer pres­i­dent’s worka­holic ways — and avoid­ance of fam­ily is­sues — that have plagued their re­la­tion­ship for

years and have fi­nally shred­ded their mar­riage, sources say.

Cur­rently, Barack jets around the globe on big-money speak­ing gigs from a base in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., while Michelle, 55, rented a sprawl­ing home in the Hol­ly­wood Hills, where she’s ex­pand­ing her bloom­ing show­biz ca­reer and schmooz­ing with big A-lis­ters Bey­oncé, Jay-Z and the Clooneys.

Their sep­a­rate ca­reers and prob­lems with wild daugh­ters Malia, 21, and Sasha, 18, have torn apart their fam­ily life, in­sid­ers dish.

“It’s an open se­cret Michelle wants more of Barack from a fam­ily point of view and she’s in­cred­i­bly dis­ap­pointed he chooses to spend so much time apart,” an in­sider blabs.

“For years they did ev­ery­thing to­gether and Michelle paid her dues ten times over while they were in the White House. She sup­ported him at ev­ery turn, based on the prom­ise he’d let her run the show and de­cide where they’d live af­ter they left of­fice.

“But he hasn’t kept his word at all, so it’s no won­der Michelle’s rag­ing! They’ve had ter­ri­ble scream­ing matches.”

As GLOBE pre­vi­ously re­ported, Malia has been run­ning wild at Har­vard Uni­ver­sity.

In 2016 she was busted at a Chicago rock fes­ti­val, smok­ing what ap­peared to be pot. A few months later, she was spot­ted “danc­ing scan­dalously

and twerk­ing” at a raunchy adult club in D.C.

Re­cently, Malia has been dragged into the col­lege ad­mis­sions bribery scan­dal that also snared ac­tresses Lori Lough­lin and Felic­ity Huff­man. Her for­mer ten­nis coach, Gor­don Ernst, is charged with help­ing wealthy par­ents buy their kids’ en­try into pres­ti­gious schools.

Ernst has pleaded not guilty and there’s no sug­ges­tion any­one helped Malia get into Har­vard, but sources say the scan­dal’s rocked the for­mer first cou­ple.

Mean­while, younger sis­ter Sasha has struck up a close friend­ship with rap­pers Cardi B and her bad boy hus­band Off­set, who’s been busted for a cat­a­logue of al­leged crimes — in­clud­ing gun charges!

“It’s no se­cret Barack and Michelle have had some ma­jor bust-ups over the kids,” notes an in­sider. “Their dif­fer­ent par­ent­ing styles have been a grow­ing is­sue.

“He tends to turn a blind eye and play the role of Dis­ney­land Dad, while Michelle likes to en­force dis­ci­pline. The ele­phant in the room is that he seems to run away from these con­flicts, and Michelle’s fed up with par­ent­ing the two kids on her own, es­pe­cially when she has to play bad cop.”

The Obamas re­cently an­nounced a TV project, fo­cus­ing on healthy eat­ing for kids, that’s be­ing funded by their joint pro­duc­tion com­pany.

Sources say Michelle also has her heart set on much larger things — with or without her ab­sent spouse.

“She’s been ex­plor­ing all kinds of ven­tures that are Hol­ly­wood-based, in­clud­ing the pos­si­bil­ity of her own talk show,” tat­tles the source.

“Be­ing based in Cal­i­for­nia has opened the door to all kinds of amaz­ing new op­por­tu­ni­ties, and Michelle loves the lifestyle on the West Coast. Ev­ery­one fig­ured Barack would be happy to re­lo­cate there, but he seems way more con­tent do­ing his own thing away from Michelle in another city.”

And he’s slapped her with the par­ent­ing of their girls.

“While he’s off see­ing the world and mak­ing a for­tune do­ing his solo thing, she gets the short straw of lay­ing the law down and par­ent­ing the girls,” says the source, who notes mar­riage coun­sel­ing kept the cou­ple to­gether decades ago.

“If Barack doesn’t get with the pro­gram and move to Los An­ge­les with her, there’s se­ri­ous buzz she’ll walk!”

Barack is a fre­quent jet-hop­ping guest speaker trav­el­ing solo Af­ter a three-year courtship, Michelle and Barack wed on Oct. 3, 1992 His D.C. man­sion

Her L.A. es­cape Michelle is dab­bling in lots of ven­tures that are based in Hol­ly­wood

The an­tics of Malia (left) and Sasha are a bone of con­tention, sources say

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