Want to know where Malia and Sasha Obama are and what they’ve been up to? Read on to find out what they do and more about their private lives.
Former first daughters Sasha and Malia Obama spent eight years growing up in the public eye.
After leaving the White House, the Obama sisters stayed out of the spotlight but now have “real lives,” according to their mother.
Where are Sasha and Malia Obama now?
During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in April 2022, Michelle Obama gave the world an update on her daughters.
She explained that the girls now have boyfriends and are out of the house but revealed that the quality time they got during the Covid-19 pandemic will always be cherished.
“It was an extra special treat to have them. That little bit of time. Because being with them as adults, it’s fun!” Michelle said.
She continued: “I love them at every age.”
Michelle then went on to add that her daughters are not only “doing well,” but they are also “just amazing young women” in general.
“They loved the Jonas Brothers. Now they are bringing grown men home,” Michelle joked.
“Before it was just, like, pop bands. Now they have boyfriends and real lives.”
In March of 2021, it was reported that Malia, 23, had landed a television gig working in Hollywood.
She reportedly started working alongside Donald Glover as a writer for his show Atlanta.
Malia is also in a relationship with Rory Farquharson, who was quarantined at the Obama home.
While Malia has started her career, Sasha is still studying at the University of Michigan.
Is Sasha Obama on TikTok?
Though she does not have any known social media accounts herself, Sasha was seen rapping and dancing to Moneybagg Yo’s Said Sum with a friend in a TikTok video that was shared – and since deleted – in October of 2020.
In December of the same year, more footage from the video-sharing app surfaced, showing her goofing around with pals to Popp Hunna’s Adderall song.
Many social media users have praised Sasha for enjoying her life amid the pandemic, with one Twitter user saying at the time: “Our Sasha Obama looks happy, has a group of normal-looking friends, and is simply beautiful.”
What did Barack Obama say about Sasha and Malia running for office?
On James Corden’s Late Late Show in 2021, former President Barack Obama was asked about getting young kids inspired to enter public service or politics.
“What would you think or what advice would you give if Sasha or Malia ever came to you and said ‘I want to go into public service?'” James asked Barack at the time.
He replied: “First of all, them as teenagers – having secret service guys follow them when they were going out on dates – I think has probably shut down their interest in public service.
“They still have PTSD from guys talking into their wrist microphones and glasses as they try to go to a music concert.”
The former president went on to say that being in public service, you have to have a certain tolerance for nonsense, silliness, and meanness.
“As a father, I want to protect my girls from that stuff,” he said.
“I think they are probably going to find other ways to serve, rather than run for office themselves.”
While the Obama sisters have not shown an interest in public service, Barack told the late-night host that “you never know.”
Who is Sasha Obama’s boyfriend Clifton Powell Jr?
Clifton Ray Jr was born May 23, 1997, and was raised in Ladera Heights, California.
He is a former college basketball player who’s now in the television industry directing commercials for brands such as Nike and Peloton.
His dad is actor Clifton Powell who has appeared in films, such as ‘Ray’, ‘Dead Presidents’, ‘Rush Hour’ and ‘Next Friday’.
His mom Kimberly has her own business ventures while his sister, Maya, 29, runs a nail art company.
Who has Sasha Obama dated before?
Sasha previously was linked to Chris Milton after the pair attended her high school prom in May 2019.
In photos shared on social media, Sasha posed with Chris’ arm behind her back.
She looked elegant in a classic black dress while he looked dapper in a tux.
Who is Malia Obama dating now?
Sasha’s sister Malia Obama has been dating Rory Farquharson since 2017 after meeting at Harvard University.
Malia Obama began attending Harvard University in the fall of 2017. According to W Magazine, Obama had the gap year many college students could only dream of. She partied in Amsterdam, attended Lollapalooza in Chicago, and began her internship in New York City at Weinstein Company — thankfully now no longer run by Harvey Weinstein himself. Obama has also been spotted at clubs and hitting the streets of New York City with her bodyguards in tow. Though with her confidence and height of over six feet tall, Obama could probably handle her own!
As a student at Harvard University, where she enrolled in the fall of 2017 after that epic gap year, Obama got to know her classmates — and the city of Cambridge — a bit better. After a couple of months of getting used to Harvard life, pictures of Obama with a mystery man began to surface, which begs the question — just who is this guy?
The Harvard-Yale football rivalry has been ongoing since the first game (then a rugby match) in 1875 when Harvard beat Yale 4-0. It is still widely celebrated each year on the date of the annual football game, by students and alumni from both schools the world over. So of course Obama got in on the Harvard-Yale action, and she wasn’t alone.
Shortly before Thanksgiving in 2017, TMZ released a video of Malia Obama briefly locking lips with someone while tailgating her very first Harvard-Yale football game. That’s one way to kick off a game.
What does Michelle Obama think of her daughters’ dating?
Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have always been protective of their two daughters’ privacy, ever since the First Family moved into the White House – and therefore the spotlight – as children. Even now, with Malia aged 24 and Sasha aged 21, the family is still very private, often refusing to be drawn on personal issues. Yet being adults, attending university, and making their first steps into the world of work, numerous stories have popped up around the two Obama girls, including rumors of boyfriends.
Now, in a surprising move, Michelle Obama has spoken candidly for the first time about seeing her daughters with boyfriends. Speaking on the Ellen DeGeneres show, she lamented that the last time she was interviewed by the chat show host, her children were more interested in the Jonas Brothers, but now they have serious relationships of their own. ‘Now they’re bringing grown men home,’ she said. ‘Now they have boyfriends and real lives and all that stuff. They have grown up right before our very eyes and they are doing well.’
Despite the omission, Michelle did still remain discreet when it came to divulging further details about her daughters’ boyfriends, including their names.
In 2017, it was reported that Malia was dating Rory Farquharson, a British student attending Harvard alongside her, although it is not known if they are still a couple. The son of Charles and Catherine Farquharson – the chief executive of a London investment firm and an accountant, respectively – he attended the £11,584-a-term boarding school, Rugby, where he represented the school in sports teams and science clubs and even became Head Boy in his final year.
He’s even got a distant royal connection, with a second cousin, Andrew Farquharson, previously working as Assistant Master of the Household at Buckingham Palace, before being transferred to Clarence House, where he was made redundant in 2009 during cutbacks.
What does President Obama think about his daughters dating?
In the past, President Obama has discussed his thoughts about his daughters growing up and dating. When asked in a telephone interview by ABC News, “What are you going to do when the girls start dating?” President Obama responded, “Oh … that happened. You know, the truth is I’m pretty relaxed about it.”
Obama continued, “For two reasons, one is Michelle … She’s such a great example of how she carries herself, her self-esteem, not depending on boys to validate how you look or, you know, not letting yourself be judged by anything other than your character and intelligence. And hopefully, I’ve been a good example in terms of how I’ve shown respect to my wife so, I think, I don’t worry about it because they’re really solid smart girls — young ladies now.” Obama then joked, “The other reason is that they’ve had Secret Service. There’s only so much they can do!”
Now that Obama is no longer president, is Malia still protected? The Washington Post explained that, by law, the U.S. Secret Service can offer protection to presidents’ children up to ten years after leaving the White House, though it’s unclear what the former president decided in terms of Malia’s protection. Nevertheless, there’s no doubt that most everyone — including her beau Rory Farquharson — will be looking out for her well-being.