Obama’s daughters take LA: Their lives now

Obama’s daughters Malia and Sasha Obama spent their teen years in the public eye. Their father was the most powerful man on earth after all. The former first daughters of The United States of America are all grown up and their lives have changed drastically.

Malia and Sasha left the White House in 2017, when Barack Obama’s second term ended. Here’s everything that has happened in their lives since.

Obama’s daughters have moved to LA

Both Obama’s daughters have moved to Los Angeles. They were spotted separately in LA in several occasions. Barack and Michelle remained in Washington, while their daughters decided to live away from them.

Sasha’s education

A 20 year old Sasha Obama has reportedly left Michigan State and is continuing her education in the University of Southern California. No information was made available on the subject of her studies in Michigan. Her academic pursuits remain a mystery even after transferring schools.

Malia’s career

The big sister, Malia, graduated from Harvard Law School last year. Now 23 year old, she has started her career in Hollywood. She is currently working as a staff writer on a Donald Glover project. Reportedly, the project is titled “Hive” and is centred around a singer that resembles Beyoncé.

NBC News revealed that Donald Glover was in awe of Malia’s talent and work ethic.

“[She is] an amazingly talented person. She’s really focused, and she’s working really hard,” he said, adding that Malia’s “writing style is great.”

This isn’t the first time that Malia works in Hollywood. Back in 2014, she was an intern on a Steven Spielberg-produced TV drama titled “Extant”. Hally Berry, one of the drama’s stars gushed about how “amazing” Malia was on set.

“She was fantastic. She is such a smart, beautiful young woman,” Halle told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live in 2017. “She was down to do whatever a PA is asked to do, and I had wild respect for her for that.”

Malia also interned on Lena Dunham’s show, “Girls”. Duhham had nothing but praise for the former first daughter and called her an “angel.”

“She was interning at HBO, and they thought, what if she comes a couple days a week to the set of Girls? She loved the show, and I mean, obviously we weren’t, like, making her go get our coffee,” said Dunham.

She added: “You’re not going to send [the president’s daughter to get coffee]. But she wanted to do all the jobs. That was the cool thing. She was totally enthusiastic.”

It seems like Malia has found her calling and is quite good at it.

Obama’s daughters are avid activists

Malia was spotted at the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest in 2017. Actress Shailene Woodley praised her by saying it was “incredible” to see Malia recognise how “if she doesn’t participate in democracy, there will be no world for her future children.” As a politician’s daughter, it seems she has a good grasp on the importance of her activism.

Malia and Sasha have helped to organise protests against racial injustice. The former president praised his daughters initiative and humbleness in an interview for People in 2020.

“They didn’t do it in a way where they were looking for limelight,” he said.

Malia’s dating life

Malia started dating Rory Farquharson, a Harvard University classmate, in 2017. Farquharson spent quarantine with the Obama’s in their Washington residence.

Obama said of the experience: “He’s British. Wonderful young man, and he was sort of stuck because there was a whole visa thing and he had a job set up… So we took him in, and I didn’t want to like him, but he’s a good kid. The only thing you discover… young men eat! It’s weird to watch them consume food. My grocery bill went up about 30 percent!”

The young couple split in the past few years.

It seems that there’s a new man in Malia’s life. Page Six obtained photographs confirming the rumour. Malia was spotted on what seemed to be a date with music producer Dawitt Eklund. They were at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art. On the pictures, Dawit’s hand was resting on Malia’s waist as she was caressing the back of his neck.

Dawit co-founded the record label 1432 R in Washington D.C. His father is a retired State Department officer that has worked in multiple U.S. embassies in Africa. Since their fathers dealt in state affairs, you could say they have a few things in common.

Dawit is nine years older than Malia. She is 24, meanwhile he is 33 years old.

They were last seen together on July 2022, grabbing lunch together and going on a walk around Los Angeles.

Sasha’s dating life

Sasha is dating Clifton Power Jr., the son of actor Clifton Powell. The rumours were confirmed Michelle Obama herself. In an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in April 2022, she shared: “They loved the Jonas Brothers. Now they are bringing grown men home. Before it was just, like, pop bands. Now they have boyfriends and real lives.”

Sasha is 20 years old and Clifton is 5 years older. It is unclear when they started dating, but reports suggest that the two met when Sasha moved to the University of Southern California in fall of 2021.

After graduating from Village Christian High School, Clifton Power Jr. earned a four-year basketball scholarship. Despite his talents, he decided to follow a different career path in broadcasting.

Powell, who goes by the nicknames, Cliff and CP3, started his career in TV writer rooms and soon found his passion for directing. He has directed several commercials and has created video content for major brands like Pepsi, Nike, Peloton, EA Sports and others.

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