A controversial biography of President Obama made waves in May 2012 by claiming that Michelle Obama considered divorcing her politician husband years before he ran for president. A White House spokesman quickly dismissed the allegations as "nonsense," but not before the Internet broke out with criticism and speculation.
Still, Obama is hardly the first politician forced to contend with rumors of marital turmoil during a crucial point in his career. Click through the slides below to see five other politician who were rumored to be heading for divorce -- yet remain married to their spouses.
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