The Lady Who Rejected Barack Obama’s Marriage Proposal Before Meeting Michelle

When Barack Obama was in his early twenties, he relocated to Chicago with the intention of working as a community organiser and, in his leisure time, attempting to make a living by writing fiction. While he was living there, he became acquainted with Sheila Miyoshi Jager, a stunning lady who had roots in both the Netherlands and Japan.


They have a wonderful connection and were an excellent pairing. In spite of the fact that they were dating during the time that Obama was working as a community organiser, he had already come to the conclusion that he would one day become president of the United States, and Jager was one of the few people who he shared this goal with.

In the winter of 1986, Barack Obama paid a visit to the house where Jager’s parents lived in order to petition them for their daughter’s hand in marriage. Ironically, Jager’s parents were against the union because they considered their daughter was too young to get married and were concerned about Obama’s potential for success in the workplace. Both of them were 23 years old at the time, but Obama was 25. Despite the fact that he was inconsolable, Obama did not sever his ties with Jager.


In 1988, Barack Obama decided to further his education by enrolling at Harvard Law School. During his time there, he made a second proposal to Michelle Jager, but she turned him down again. She concluded that the motivation behind his proposal was “a sense of urgency about their imminent separation,” rather than a genuine confidence in the two of them having a future together.

When they were both students at Harvard, Obama, then 28 years old, and Michelle Robinson, then 25 years old, became friends. Michelle Obama had been given the responsibility of serving as Barack Obama’s advisor. Even though she was his mentor, the future President asked Robinson out on a date, and she said yes without even pausing for a second of hesitation despite the fact that she was his guide.


The press was once informed by Michelle that Harvard had made the decision to set her up with Barack. They soon found themselves head over heels in love, and it was their marriage that helped him make it through his years as the most powerful man in the world. The events that had been foretold were about to take place.


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