For many people, former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are #relationshipgoals.
According to the new biography Rising Star by David J. Garrow, Jager played a huge role in Obama’s formative years. So much so that even after Barack met his wife-to-be Michelle, he kept seeing Jager on and off for at least a year. The now 53-year-old associate professor and director of the East Asian program at Oberlin College in Ohio, told Garrow that Obama became ‘so very ambitious very suddenly.’
‘I remember very clearly when this transformation happened, and I remember very specifically that by 1987, about a year into our relationship, he already had his sights on becoming president.’
According to Sheila Miyoshi Jager, Barack felt he “had to marry a black woman” to be a big politician, which is the only reason he chose Michelle. She also recounts the times when they lived together in Chicago, met each other’s parents, and even had talks of marriage. Sheila turned down Obama’s proposal at just 23 because her mother believed she was too young at the time. Meanwhile, Obama was 25!
The post Barack Obama Proposed to Another Woman, Sheila Jager Before Michelle! appeared first on GigiOnThat!.