Example: [Collected via e-mail, January 2011]
Rumors afloat say that Gibbs was the victim of Michelle Obama's wrath, having been dismissed from his post after the First Lady became angry with him for publicly discussing her pregnancy.
President Obama said of Gibbs that "It's sad [he] would slip and reveal Michelle's pregnancy to the public."
A few days ago, Gibbs, in conversation with the media, referenced rumors of
However, White House sources have confirmed that Michelle Obama is about two months into her pregnancy and the President and First Lady expect to have the baby sometime in late July 2011.
Origins: President and Mrs. Obama are the parents of two daughters, 12-year-old Malia Ann Obama and 9-year-old Natasha ("Sasha") Obama. And, contrary to online rumors, no announcement has been made indicating that the First Family will be growing larger in the near future.
Although rumors of a pregnancy were floated at the very beginning of the Obama administration back in January 2009, the earliest reference we've found for the current notion that the 47-year-old First Lady might be expecting a family addition came from a list of (mostly tongue-in-cheek) predictions issued by Nikki, "a noted Toronto-based psychic" and published in the Toronto Sun on
Nikki predicts that the President's daughters Malia and Sasha will get a brand-new
"Michelle Obama is pregnant," White House sources said. Outgoing White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, told reporters today that he would not confirm or deny the rumor. But WWN has confirmed that Michelle Obama is about two months into her pregnancy and the President and First Lady expect to have the baby sometime in late July, 2011.
No official statement has been issued from the White House, through the press secretary's office or any other, addressing speculation that the First Lady might be pregnant. Although former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs did step down from his position on
After the WWN's predicted due date of July 2011 for Michelle passed with no addition to the Obama family, WWN edited its article to project a
Last updated: 16 November 2011