MICHELLE: I NEVER WANTED TO BE A MOM!
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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