AM­BI­TIOUS Michelle Obama wanted a high­fly­ing ca­reer — not kids — and is an­gry at hubby Barack af­ter he per­suaded her into birthing and rais­ing their two daugh­ters as he climbed to the pres­i­dency!

That’s the un­told story be­hind the bad blood boil­ing be­tween the for­mer first cou­ple and the root of her re­sent­ment against her hus­band, who di­verted the Har­vard Law School grad from at­tain­ing her own lofty goals.

“Even af­ter she be­came first lady, Michelle felt like she was cheated, and she never let Barack for­get it!” spills a source. “Michelle had a good ca­reer and was ad­vanc­ing.

“She didn’t want a fam­ily, but Barack did and he knew it would help him po­lit­i­cally. She’s never let him for­get that.”

In an ex­plo­sive new Net­flix doc­u­men­tary, Be­com­ing, which is spun from her best­selling au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, Michelle re­veals that Malia, now 21, and Sasha, 18, were test tube ba­bies and led to her los­ing her “dreams” of fame and for­tune as a loftily paid lawyer.

It also emerges that her shred­ded mar­riage to Barack is held to­gether by ther­apy ses­sions with a shrink!

And her belly­ach­ing re­veals the 56-yearold is a cry­baby!

“Michelle has had a very good life. Many peo­ple adore her. But she com­plains about ev­ery­thing!” notes the in­sider.

Barack and Michelle met in 1989 when they were both work­ing for a top law firm and got hitched in 1992.

When Malia was born in 1998 and Sasha three years later, “I wasn’t re­ally ready for that,” she says. “That re­ally made it harder.

“Some­thing had to give, and it was my as­pi­ra­tions and dreams. I made that con­ces­sion

not be­cause he said, ‘You have to quit your job,’ but it felt like ‘I can’t do all of this, so I have to tone down my as­pi­ra­tions, I have to dial it back.’”

Notes the in­sider: “She has never let Barack for­get that.”

Even hav­ing chil­dren was hard. She suf­fered a mis­car­riage and the cou­ple turned to in vitro fer­til­iza­tion to con­ceive the girls.

The mis­car­riage made her feel “lost and alone” and “like I failed be­cause I didn’t know how com­mon mis­car­riages were be­cause we don’t talk about them,” she says.

“We sit in our own pain, think­ing that some­how we’re bro­ken.”

The for­mer first lady was about 34 when she re­al­ized “the bi­o­log­i­cal clock is real” and, egged on by

Barack, sought in vitro help.

But dur­ing the time she was try­ing to get preg­nant, the cou­ple’s re­la­tion­ship stretched al­most to the break­ing point, es­pe­cially af­ter her hus­band joined the Illi­nois state leg­is­la­ture.

“Michelle was left at home, where she was forced to ad­min­is­ter IVF shots her­self,” tat­tles the source. “She re­ally re­sented it!”

She re­veals their crum­bling mar­riage was saved by coun­sel­ing.

“We learned how to talk out our dif­fer­ences,” she con­fesses. “And we get help with our mar­riage when we need it.”

She also says she felt so much pres­sure to be per­fect for eight years in the White House that when it was over she let the dam burst by cry­ing for half an hour when she and her hus­band de­parted on Air Force One.

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Barack wanted a fam­ily, which would help him po­lit­i­cally, Michelle claims

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