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Barack Obama asked girlfriend to marry him years before he met Michelle, new biography claims

Posted on 05 May,2017

We have and had a successful or failed love moments in our life, at least just once. Did you know that the former and one of the most influential Presidents of the U.S., Barack Obama twice asked a previous girlfriend to marry him in the years before he met Michelle?

He even continued to see her after he met the future first lady – a new biography has claimed, Telegraph reported. 

The former U.S. president fell in love with Sheila Miyoshi Jaher at the start of his political career, she is quoted as saying in the book Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama by David Garrow.

Now a professor at Oberlin College in Ohio, Ms Jager described in the book how her family had been against the proposed marriage because they were concerned about the young Mr Obama’s “career prospects” and thought she was too young.

The book also reveals Mr. Obama’s first serious girlfriend was Genevieve Cook, a 25-year-old Australian primary school teacher, whom he fell for at a Christmas party in New York.

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