But he had never been accused of having an affair…until now.
Get this. In a report published by French newspaper Le Figaro on Monday, French photographer Pascal Rostain claimed the president is having an affair with Beyoncé.
I kid you not! And from all perspectives it seems this guy said it with a straight face.
“It’ll go out tomorrow in The Washington Post — people can’t say that it comes from the gutter press — an alleged affair between President Barack Obama and Beyoncé,” Rostain said, according to a HuffPost translation. “I can assure you that the world will talk about it.”
But the Washington Post claims to have no plans to run such a report. In fact, Kris Coratti, a spokeswoman for the paper, says the rumor of a report is “definitely not true.”
It seems this guy is basing his “theory” on the past flings of presidents Kennedy and Clinton; citing Marilyn Monroe and Monica “Blue Dress” Lewinsky as examples for potential indiscretions by Obama.
“One can be the president of the biggest world power, one’s not less a man,” Rostain said.
UPDATE: 12:15 p.m. according to the Huffington Post, Rostain has switched gears on his comments in a piece published on jeanmarcmorandini.com later on Monday. Now he claims he “didn’t say that at all” about Obama and Beyoncé. He clarified that “some American journalists were working on the case.”
“It looks like things between Barack and Michelle Obama haven’t been in the best of shape for a couple of weeks,” Rostain said, according to a HuffPost translation. “From what I know, the atmosphere is pretty frigid between Barack and Michelle. But I know nothing more.”