Allegations are circulating in the French media that Barack Obama and superstar singer Beyonce are having a serious affair.
They emerged just as President Francois Hollande arrived in America on an official state visit without his former partner, Valérie Trierweiler.
Rumors of the affair between Obama and Beyonce – who is married – were first made on the radio station, Europe 1, this morning.
It was also rumored that The Washington Post was about to break the story, but Kristine Coratti, director of communications for the newspaper, said: “I can tell you that it’s false,” adding “The Washington Post does not produce articles” of this kind.
The existence of the alleged relationship was revealed by Pascal Rostain, the photographer who last month took photographs of President Hollande secretly visiting a Paris apartment on a moped and wearing a crash helmet. The allegations of an affair between Hollande and actress Julie Gayet were eventually confirmed.
He said the exposure of any kind of affair between President Obama, 52, and Beyonce, 32, would send shockwaves around the world.
How did he make the connection?
Well, Beyonce sang “America the Beautiful” at Obama’s inauguration in 2009, and they have not hidden the fact that they are friends.
Rostain told interviewer Jean-Marc Morandini:
“You know, at this moment, in the United States, there’s something huge which is about to happen. Indeed, it will come out tomorrow in the Washington Post.
We cannot say that it is from the gutter press – a supposed liaison between President Barack Obama and Beyonce. I can assure you that the world will talk.”
Mr Rostain’s claims were repeated in a range of respected publications in France, including Le Figaro and Le Point.
To substantiate his claims, Rostain said:
“For the first time, there are still images or televised ones of the Obama couple becoming a bit distant. One can legitimately pose questions. We were told the same thing by the pictures of Hollande and Trierweiler.”
He pointed out that the 20 year age gap between Obama and Beyonce is almost the same as that between Hollande, 59, and Gayet, 41.
President Obama has made no secret of the fact that he is a fan of the singer. He has invited her to perform on numerous occasions – singing that is – including at Michelle’s 50th birthday party at the White House last month.
Inquistr has reported rumors of increasing tensions in the Obama marriage, especially following the infamous “selfie” Obama took with blonde Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt at the funeral of Nelson Mandela.
On the other hand, Beyonce’s marriage to the rapper Jay Z is supposed to be without problems.
President Hollande arrives in America not accompanied by his former partner, Valerie Trierweiler, and his affair with Julie Gayet is said to be continuing back in France.
By the way, when questioned more closely about the Obama-Beyonce claims today, Pascal Rostain said they were a “joke.”
He had better hope that President Obama and Beyonce are laughing!
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