Just who is Malia Obama's British boyfriend?

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Malia Obama appears to be dating a British student [Photo: Getty/Twitter]
Malia Obama appears to be dating a British student [Photo: Getty/Twitter]

Barack Obama is no longer President. Fact. But does that stop the attention on him, Michelle and his daughters Sasha and Malia?


The ex-President’s eldest daughter, Malia, for example is hitting headlines with almost every step she takes while at university.

The 19-year-old, who started at Harvard in autumn, was spotted kissing a fellow student at a football game last the weekend.

Turns out the fortunate young gentleman comes not from the land of the free but from good old Blighty instead.

Barack Obama said he’s “pretty relaxed” about his daughters dating [Photo: Getty]
Barack Obama said he’s “pretty relaxed” about his daughters dating [Photo: Getty]

Rory Farquharson is the lucky individual who has caught Malia’s eye. Previously head boy at England’s prestigious Rugby School, the teenager moved State-side to continue his studies at the equally impressive university.

According to former students and friends, he was “quite the catch” having been a star rugby and golf player as well as a member of the chemistry club.

He was chosen as head boy of the £32,000 a year private school in 2015 for being exceptionally outstanding both socially and academically.

He even has links to the royal family. Rory’s second cousin was the Queen’s Assistant Master of the Household at Buckingham Palace and was responsible for coordinating food and drink for the many royal events held each year.

His father is the chief executive and director of an investment fund management group in London although it’s unclear whether the teen will follow in his father’s career footsteps.

Over the summer, he interned in Northern Ireland with the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building; something that could impress Malia’s father, Barack Obama.

With all the attention, people have noticed one funny thing: Rory currently follows Donald Trump on Twitter, but not Barack Obama.

It seems like the former President isn’t too much of a heavy presence in his daughter’s love life. In 2016, he said that he was “pretty relaxed” about Malia and younger sister Sasha dating, telling a North Carolina radio station: “They’ve had Secret Service. There’s only so much these guys can do. These poor young men come by my house and…”

Good luck Rory.

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