Michelle Obama and Barack Obama continue enjoying fame even after their time in the White House concluded on January 20, 2017. After their tenure as POTUS and FLOTUS ended, it was reported that the former first couple received a joint $65 million advance from Penguin Random House’s Crown Publishing Group for their respective memoirs.
Though Michelle Obama and Barack Obama were able to successfully maintain their celebrity status, malicious rumors have also been hounding their marriage. Speculations are rife that the ex-POTUS’ relationship with his wife is “suffering” and that Barack’s book sales had become a point of tension in their wedlock.
Now, a new report suggested that Michelle Obama and Barack Obama are leading increasingly separate lives as the former FLOTUS concentrates on winning celebrity friends in her determined drive to be Hollywood’s queen bee wheeler-dealer. Keep on reading to know more details.
Michelle Obama Conquering Hollywood Without Barack Obama?
Globe Magazine, in its upcoming July 4, 2022 issue, reported that Barack Obama is camping out in Washington D.C. with political cronies and fatcats as Michelle Obama spends much of her time in Tinseltown with her Higher Ground production company or gallivanting around the country like a single lady.
Sources claimed that Michelle Obama has totally seized the production company’s reins and has been schmoozing as many A-list friends as she can – rubbing shoulders with Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck, Taylor Swift, and Barbra Streisand among others.
An unnamed insider told the entertainment news publication:
“She’s accepting invites without Barack, hobnobbing with celebrities and hosting private luncheons and dinners in L.A.”
Globe previously reported that Michelle Obama and Barack Obama “are not getting along and haven’t been living like a couple. She prefers the California climate and has shown Barack aside feeling he’s basically useless when it comes to her agency.”
Michelle Obama is allegedly still furious that Barack Obama stayed back in Washington to hang with his political friends, and now the former FLOTUS is allegedly acting like she is on her own and networking like crazy. When she is not in Hollywood, Michelle is said to be acting like she is single.
Celebeat previously reported that Michelle Obama looked pretty cozy with Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton at a recent Miami race weekend – without Barack Obama in sign. A source stated:
“Lewis is two decades than her, but Michelle acts like she’s a schoolgirl with a crush around him.”
On June 12, Michelle Obama was reportedly sighted departing Manhattan’s regal Pierre hotel frolicking with a gaggle of galpals. An insider claimed the ex-FLOTUS “has always been a driving force behind Barack” and now she feels she doesn’t need him to turn Higher Ground into a Hollywood powerhouse, adding:
“With him out of the picture, she feels there’s nothing she can’t do!”
Both Michelle Obama and Barack Obama have yet to comment on the reports that they are leading increasingly separate lives recently. So, devoted supporters of the former first couple should take all these unverified claims with a huge grain of salt until everything is proven true and correct.
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Michelle Obama And Barack Obama Sign Deal With Amazon’s Audible
Meanwhile, Michelle Obama and Barack Obama are heading to Audible after their production company, Higher Ground, signed an exclusive multi-year first-look production deal with Amazon’s audiobook and podcast service. The Obamas’ new deal with Audible followed reports of the couple ending their partnership with Spotify in April, which had been in place since 2019.
In a statement, per CNN, Barack Obama said:
"At Higher Ground, we have always sought to lift up voices that deserve to be heard — and Audible is invested in realizing that vision alongside us. I'm looking forward to partnering with them to tell stories that not only entertain but also inspire."
Michelle Obama added that “there’s no one we’d rather write our next chapter with than Audible.” She also said:
"Together, we will keep striving to tell compelling, provocative, and soulful stories — while doing everything we can to make sure they reach the folks who need to hear them.”
Higher Ground also has an exclusive production deal with Netflix, which nabbed award-winning TV shows and movies. The production company of Michelle Obama and Barack Obama has produced podcasts such as Renegades: Born in the USA and The Michelle Obama Podcast.
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