Who Is Sasha Obama Dating Now? Barack Obama’s Daughter Is In A Relationship With Clifton Powell Jr.

Who is Sasha Obama’s boyfriend? The Obama daughter is dating ‘Dead President’ star Clifton Powell’s son, Clifton Powell Jr.

Barack Obama once issued a warning to young men wanting to date his daughters with two words: “Predator drones”.

But Clifton Powell Jr looked worry-free when he was spotted out with the former president‘s youngest child, Sasha.

Sasha Obama is the daughter of the 44th president of the United States - Barack Obama
Sasha Obama is the daughter of the 44th president of the United States – Barack Obama

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.

Sasha Obama, Clifton, and his father

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.

During an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres‘ talk show earlier this week, Sasha’s mum Michelle Obama let it slip both daughters were dating.

She said: “They loved the Jonas Brothers. Now they are bringing grown men home.”

Sasha Obama

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.

The Obama daughters with their parents

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. 

Malia Obama with her sister Sasha Obama

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.”