Malia Obama is already 23! Look how she and her sister Sasha are doing now
Sasha and Malia Obama, the daughters of former U.S. President Barack Obama, are not little girls anymore. Malia, the eldest, turned 23 on July 4th, 2021.
The famous sisters are both busy with their university studies and tend to live a quiet life. But sometimes Malia and Sasha draw the attention of the media with their typical twentysomething behaviours or social activism. Their father, meanwhile, also likes to talk proudly about the young women in his podcasts or other media appearances.
The little Sasha is a beautiful young woman now, having parties with her friends on the university campus and social media. Malia's British boyfriend, meanwhile, became part of the Obama household during the quarantine.
We got to know Malia and Sasha Obama like this: two cuddly girls caught in the whirlwind of their father's political career in 2004. Senator Barack Obama from Illinois began this run for president of the United States around that time.
The two girls from Chicago became celebrities overnight when their father won the 2008 presidential election and brought his family to the White House for the next eight years.
Since then, they have gone through incredible changes. See how the Obama sisters evolved in the past decade.
The youngest Obama sister, Sasha, recently made the news when a video appeared on TikTok of her and a group of friends. They are with quite a group, dancing close together, and not wearing masks: that was scandalous in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Of course, Sasha is a young college student and she likes to party like many people of her age do. Being the former president's daughter does not change that. What's different, though, is that the media follow her and her elder sister quite closely and critically.
Sasha graduated from the Sidwell Friends Institute at age 17. This is one of her graduation photos. The boy next to her, Chris Milton, may be one of her first true loves. Her relationship status has not been confirmed lately, though.
Sasha is a sophomore at the University of Michigan. That is a different college from Harvard, where her sister and her father (law school) went. It's not even an Ivy League university, like Princeton or Columbia where her mother and father graduated. Sasha is said to take her own route in life and not to follow in her parents' footsteps.
Less in the spotlights than her elder sister Malia, Sasha tries to stay far away from the media. As you can see in the photo, bodyguards help her with that.
Just like her sister, Sasha Obama has transformed into a real "it girl." Her style, hairdos, and even her poses in front of the camera generate reactions ranging from praise to jealousy.
Sasha Obama tries to manage her fame as well as she can. "Imagine having your first kiss or smoking," said her mother, Michelle Obama, in Conan O'Brien's podcast, "and seeing it on photos in the media."
"Sasha and Malia have had to develop a resilience to go out and not be resentful of some of the nastiness out there. I am in awe of my children for the way they have managed this whole thing with poise and grace," Michelle Obama said.
The eldest of the Obama daughters, Malia, became a Harvard University student at age 18. Like her younger sister, she drew attention as a student who likes to relax with friends, have a drink at a pool, or go out in a bar.
Malia's current boyfriend is Rory Farquharson, son of a rich British investor and law student. In March 2020, 'Globe' reported that Malia broke up with Farquharson, but in December 2020, Barack Obama confirmed that Malia had a boyfriend and that he was British.
Barack Obama was very open about his daughter's boyfriend, especially because the young man was forced to spend a lot of time with the Obamas due to the coronavirus pandemic. Talking about the games he played with his daughters during the lockdown, he referred to "Malia's boyfriend who was with us for a little while."
"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," Obama told Bill Simmons in his podcast, cited by Harpers Bazaar. "So we took him in and I didn't want to like him, but he's a good kid."
"The only thing you discover, and this is not a surprise to you Bill, because you've got a son" he told Bill Simmons, "young men eat. It's weird to watch them consume food. My grocery bill went up about 30%."
Malia Obama, who studies law just like her boyfriend, has been photographed while doing things that are typical for her age. More than once, the paparazzi have caught her partying into the early morning or smoking.
Not all is a party in the life of Malia Obama. Just like her parents and sister, she is often seen helping out with benefits and showing her solidarity with social minorities. Malia and Sasha were both involved in Black Lives Matter protests over the summer of 2020.
Those who know Malia Obama well, say that she is very concerned about the future of her country. At some point during Donald Trump's presidency, she expressed her disagreement with him on Facebook.
Malia used a pseudonym to do make her comments on Facebook. "Donald Trump is the president. This is not normal," she said. "Donald Trump is evil. Don't be complacent."
Messages like this, as well as the similarities between Malia and her father, cause many to think that there may be a future in politics for her. Will Malia follow the footsteps of her father?
Malia Obama also has an artistic side. She showed it when she appeared in a music video by the rock band New Dakotas. In the video, she plays harmonica, dances, and even sings a few notes.
Seeing how Malia is pursued by the media, other presidents' daughters come to her defense. "Malia's life should not be your clickbait," Bill Clinton's daughter Chelsea writes. "Be better."
Ivanka Trump says that Malia should enjoy "the same privacy as her fellow students. She is a young woman and a private citizen, whose boundaries we should respect."
Michelle Obama amazed her Twitter followers by posting this family photo on Thanksgiving Day 2019. It's incredible how the two young Obamas have changed.