Insiders are whispering about the friction between First Lady Michelle Obama and actress Kerry Washington.
MICHELLE OBAMA cast an ugly shadow over her husband’s second inauguration when she flew into a jealous rage over a sexy Hollywoodstar.
Sources in Washington, D.C., revealed exclusively to The ENQUIRER that thefirst lady, 49, exploded at Barack behind closed doors over “Scandal” beauty Kerry Washington.
Michelle is said to be so insecure about the president’s appeal to Kerry and other beauties she got a new hairstyle that takes years off her appearance and, coincidentally, closely resembles the 35-year-old actress’ look.
“Michelle’s jealous rage put a damper on the inauguration, but at least the meltdown took place behind closed doors,” a White House source told The ENQUIRER. “The public only saw her smiling and supporting him. But, believe me, it was one of their ugliest fights ever.
“Michelle got it in her mind that Barack was finagling to have Kerry added to more committees so they could spend time together.”
Last April, The ENQUIRER revealed that Michelle banned the single actress from the White House, fearing she would get too close to the president after he appointed her to his arts and humanities committee.
What’s more, Barack chose Kerry to speak at last summer’s Democratic National Convention.
“Kerry may have no idea how smitten Barack is with her, but Michelle clearly has the claws out,” said the White House source.
“Michelle ripped into Barack, telling him, ‘Stay away from that woman!’ And she was furious when she found out Kerry had been invited to the inauguration.”
Inflaming matters even more, Kerry tweeted her excitement to the world: “On board. Buckled in. DC bound...Inauguration 2013. CANNOT WAIT!!!!!”
But the First Lady wasn’t about to take the challenge lying down and fired back by unveiling her new look just before the presidential inauguration on Jan. 21.
“She knew that the eyes of the world would be on her and the president,” said the source. “She wanted to look sensational for the big day and outshine Kerry, the woman she sees as her competitor. It’s no coincidence that Michelle started wearing her new hairdo just four days after Kerry debuted the same look on the red carpet at the Golden Globes.” Confided a political insider: “Michelle is going to fight for her man and do whatever it takes, even if that means changing her looks.”
Ironically, on her ABC drama “Scandal,” Kerry plays crisis management boss Olivia Pope, who is having a steamy affair with the fictional president. “That fact is not lost on Michelle,” said the insider. “She has been unhappy for some time over her husband’s flirting with Kerry, and she’s had some furious fights with Barack over it. No one except maybe Michelle believes there is anything more than innocent flirtations between the president and Kerry but her worst nightmare would be finding out he’s cheated on her.”Jacked from The National Enquirer