Who is Sasha Obama’s boyfriend? What is Clifton Powell Jr’s net worth? Read more about the Malia Obama’s sister’s boyfriend.
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.
Sasha Obama has a new man in her life, and we already can’t get enough of this cute couple.
The 20-year-old daughter of former President Barack Obama was recently pictured getting cozy with Clifton Powell Jr., the 24-year-old son of “Ray” star Clifton Powell.
Here’s everything you need to know about the man who’s seemingly stolen Sasha’s heart.
He’s the son of a famous actor
In addition to “Ray,” Powell Jr.’s father has appeared in films like “Menace II Society,” “Dead Presidents” and “Why Do Fools Fall in Love.”
Powell Sr. and wife Kimberly welcomed their son on May 23, 1997. He was raised in Los Angeles’ Ladera Heights neighborhood and attended Village Christian High School – a private institution that charges $28,340 a year in tuition.
The proud father posted a sweet tribute on his son’s 24th birthday last May, writing, “24 yrs ago You came into the world son and you changed my life and to this day you still bring Soooooo much Joy to Me and to All that you touch I’m soooooo Proud of You Young Man Enjoy this Special Day God gave to You.”
He received a basketball scholarship
Upon graduating high school, Powell Jr. was awarded a four-year basketball scholarship to the University of California at Santa Barbara.
However, he transferred out of the university less than one year later to concentrate on a different subject: film.
Powell Jr. had written in his freshman basketball bio that he wanted to pursue a career as a broadcaster. The short bio also revealed that his favorite movie is “Straight Outta Compton,” while his top TV show is “Scandal.”
The couple met in California
Powell Jr. reportedly met Sasha sometime after she transferred to the University of Southern California in the fall of 2021. She previously studied at the University of Michigan for two years.
They were photographed for the first time together earlier this week, but it’s unclear when exactly they met or began hanging out.
Paparazzi shots showed Sasha and her 6-foot-5 beau smiling at each other as they went for a walk. She kept it casual in a maxi skirt, crop top and Birkenstock clogs, while Powell Jr. matched her energy in jeans, a tee and a baseball hat.
He now works in the film industry
Powell Jr. “made his leap into the narrative writing world” after graduating college, his website states, and he now works as a commercial director.
“Finding an extended passion in directing and visual storytelling, he continued to work at the craft of directing and was quickly thrown into the fire, which forced him to adjust and learn fast,” the bio on his website continues.
According to a reel, Powell Jr. has already created video content for brands like Peloton and Nike, along with a project his dad was also involved in.
He’s already on good terms with Sasha’s parents
It seems Powell Jr. already has the stamp of approval from the Obamas! Family matriarch Michelle Obama was actually the one who spilled the tea about Sasha having a boyfriend.
“[Malia and Sasha] loved the Jonas Brothers. Now they are bringing grown men home,” the former first lady, 58, said on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” “Before it was just, like, pop bands. Now they have boyfriends and real lives.”
The couple’s eldest daughter, Malia, 23, has been dating her Harvard-educated boyfriend, Rory Farquharson, since they met in 2017.
Height, Zodaic Sign, Religion, Residence, Profession, More
Powell Jr.’s height in inches is 6′ 5″, in meters is 1.96 m, in cnetinmeters is 195 cm. He weighs about 85 killograms, and 187.39 in pounds.
His zodiac sign according to Astrologers is Taurus.
He is a Chriistian and doesn’t joke with his religion.
He currently lives in Los Angeles, California, United States.
He has an impressive net worth
Clifton Powell Jr. is reportedly worth around $1 million to $5 million. However, his father, Powell Senior has an estimated net worth of $500K, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
When did Sasha Obama and Clifton Powell Jr start dating?
Sasha Obama and Clifton Powell Jr began dating after Sasha moved to Los Angeles.
She dropped her studies at the University of Michigan and changed to a course at the University of Southern California.
The romance was kept under wraps until photos linked the pair as an item, according to DailyMail.com.
She said: “They loved the Jonas Brothers. Now they are bringing grown men home.”
Who else has Sasha Obama dated?
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.
Sasha’s sister Malia Obama has been dating Rory Farquharson since 2017 after meeting at Harvard University.
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.
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.”