While some of the country was fixated on a wedding that is destined to end in divorce, U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama did nothing to diminish reports that their own marriage is on the rocks. For starters, the couple arrived on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts on Friday in separate jets -- sparking rumors of discord between the commander-in-chief and his wife. Then the media made much ado about this REUTERS photo showing Mrs. Obama icily shutting her husband out while listening to music on her iPod as they left their vacation home yesterday. It was one of the rare times the Obamas were seen together publicly on the well-to-do island.

What do you kids think of the Obamas' apparent marital problems?

(Photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

  • lovezoe

    Doubt if they are having problems. Obama probably had to tie up loose strings at his MAJORLY IMPORTANT JOB, while Michelle wanted to take the kids to get a head start on the vacation. Also, when hubby and I are traveling, I am on my Iphone, reading, etc. You don't have to converse and be giddy with your spouse 24-7 to have a successful relationship.

  • Crickett

    Michelle is vacationing while Obama is on a working vacation.

  • bnatural

    Crickett says:

    Michelle is vacationing while Obama is on a working vacation.



    May be this is far reaching but it looks like his head may be facing a bit downward...could he be reading a book at all? :shrug:

  • Cinderella

    Stop reaching

  • KayCeiSoul

    Well Auntie, I did hear that Michelle was twisted out of sorts about how Jennifer Hudson held her husband's hand during the birthday song she sang him. :coffee:

    I heard he was overcome with gratitude, and couldn't hide it, but to Michelle there appeared to be some googly-eyeing.

    But like ol' Benita Butrell off "In Living Color", Y"ou ain't heard that from ME." :no:

  • KDub

    You ain’t heard that from ME.”
    Cause I ain't one to gossip. :rofl:

  • KayCeiSoul

    Monin' K-Dub! :waves:

    That used to be my disclaimer right there girl. LOL!
    *whispers* but that is exactly how I heard it.

  • NaijaGal

    To continue KayCeiSoul..."don't nobody better say nothing about Mrs. Obama"

    Morning everyone :hi:

  • KDub

    @KayCei Benita was on "In Living Color" this weekend. LOVED her and that saying.

  • NaijaGal

    @lovezoe "You don’t have to converse and be giddy with your spouse 24-7 to have a successful relationship."
    ^^^^ :cosign: all of this all day

  • Bigbadwolf

    Good morning SR FAM :waves:
    Every relationship has times when you're not speaking to the other person. That's healthy in a relationship, it shows that you can stay together through the hard parts.

  • LittleBigMouth

    If only they could have an arguement in peace, if they were even having a disagreement in the first place.

  • bbclivy

    Good Morning Peeps! I think you are reaching AS USUAL :rolleyes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TTFpzMTVxM Ace

    I think someone is reading too far into a picture....

    looks like someone is just enjoying some music or audio book...while on a long flight... :shrug:


  • Daisy

    #teamObamas :cheer:

    I :heart: my first fam

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    So no one is going to mention the outlook of the new site :shrugs: I don't see anything in this pic that suggest he is being shut out.

    :waves: SR Happy Monday

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvOeA7rqxnM DMisses

    Me either Choco, I think spectators are just reaching with this one...

  • jealousCNenvy

    This is not true. All this is is a photo, and negative words to juice it up a bit. Reaching for the stars.......

  • Ms. Everything

    Honestly with the amount of threats on this man's life and an election coming up where the Republican's dont have any strong candidates, them flying in on separate jets is probably so that if some nutjob takes him down, his wife and children are safe :shrugs: it's what I would do if I was in his position..

    And husbands and wives who are secure in their marriage and have been together as long as these two have don't have to talk every second of the day when they're together. Maybe she was watching something, maybe she was finishing listening to something, maybe he was in the middle of something and she didn't need to be involved. These pictures say nothing on their marriage but alot about people who would want to read into it and speculate on reasons why these two can't be happy with each other... j/s

  • LovesLove85

    I don't think so Sandra. When you're married believe me, you do not want to talk to your spouse all the time. Just how that goes.

  • PAHairston

    Hello All. Ms. Everything, once again, you said it all, I don't have to add a word, oops, except:


    that is all

  • CookieMonsterZ

    She could have been listening to a speech recording for all we know. I also saw a picture of them together as a family during the vacay and they looked fine to me.

  • trenee

    I guess...

  • Ms. Everything

    Thanks @PA :thumbsup:

  • RoderickXYZ

    They look like the modern couple. Each in his/her own little tech bubble. LOL

    Sandra, I swear you live to start mess!!

  • AllNYC

    When my hubby and I travel, usually I have my IPod because he is usually sleeping. As much as we are in love, every minute of every day is not spent gazing into each other's eyes.
    Every moment between a couple is not a photo-worthy moment.