President Obama's mystery girlfriend from his days in New York has been revealed!
Today, Buzzfeed unveiled a photo of the President with his ex-girlfriend Genevieve Cook.
In David Maraniss' upcoming book "Barack Obama: The Story," he tells Vanity Fair about the first time they met and what it was liking dating the future President.
According to Maraniss, she said that on Sundays Obama loved to lounge around and do the newspaper crossword.
She also recounted how he was deeply confused about his racial identity and "felt like an imposter because he was so white."
She claims that in the end, Obama decided that he needed to 'go black' because it was best for him.
Cook has long been hailed as the 'mystery woman' from Obama's past days in New York that he wrote about in his own memoir.
Excerpts from the book reveal that Obama and Cook met at a Christmas party in New York's East Village in December 1983 when she was 25, three years older than him.
Obama was still in his 'cocoon' phase and figuring himself out whilst working a dull job and living in a modest Manhattan apartment.
The two began seeing each other every Thursday night and on weekends and Ms. Cook instantly found herself drawn to her 'startling' new friend.
In one diary entry she remarks: 'How is he so old already, at the age of 22?'
The book reads:
"She remembered how on Sundays Obama would lounge around, drinking coffee and solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, bare-chested, wearing a blue and white sarong.
His bedroom was closest to the front door, offering a sense of privacy and coziness.
Genevieve described it in her journal this way: 'I open the door, that Barack keeps closed, to his room, and enter into a warm, private space pervaded by a mixture of smells that so strongly speak of his presence, his liveliness, his habits - running sweat, Brut spray deodorant, smoking, eating raisins, sleeping, breathing."
Looks like Obama was doing his thing before he met Michelle.
SOURCE: Vanity Fair
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