Posted: 12:58 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
This has got to be the most outlandish rumor of the century: Beyonce has affair with Barack Obama!?
A French paparazzo, Pascal Rostain, started spreading the rumor earlier this week, claiming the Washington Post was to publish a spread about the alleged affair on Tuesday (which the publication never did).
“You know, at this time, in the United States, there is something big that is happening. It’ll go out tomorrow in the Washington Post — we can say that it is not the gutter press — an alleged affair between President Barack Obama and Beyoncé,” Rostain revealed.
Where did the rumor originate? Rostain says, “First, there are still or television images of the Obama couple becoming a little distant. It is legitimate to ask questions. We found the same thing, always through images, between [French President] Hollande and [his partner Valerie Trierweiler]. Afterwards, there was the rumor. Same for Obama and Beyonce, for example. Just because it’s a rumor doesn’t mean that one should not go in the field to check. We should not forget Marilyn [Monroe] or Monica Lewinsky.”
Knowing this rumor is probably the furthest thing from the truth, we still did our due diligence by reaching out to Beyonce’s rep, who gave us an interesting reaction. Bey’s rep, Yvette, says, “Must be a very difficult thing to constantly ask absurd questions.” Although a simple, “no” from the rep would have sufficed, we take it the rumor is just that–a rumor.