Ok, President Barack. This is something you may not have expected. During an interview on “The Bill Summons Podcast,” Obama says he allowed his oldest daughter Malia’s British boyfriend to quarantine with their family when the pandemic first began.
According to Instyle, Obama said Malia is dating—without dropping the young man’s name. According to the New York Post, the young man has been identified as Rory Farquharson.
“I think, [like] a lot of families, we went through that first month where we were playing games every night and doing little arts and crafts projects and then slowly, you know, they started to get a little bored with us,” Obama explained. “Maybe teaching Malia and Sasha, and Malia’s boyfriend who was with us for a little while, spades.”
Like many other dads, Barack is no different when it comes to being hesitant about his daughters dating. During the interview, he admitted he wasn’t fond of the idea but came around after seeing he was an appropriate match for Malia—who is now 22.
“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,” said Obama. “So we took him in and I didn’t want to like him, but he’s a good kid.”
“The only thing you discover—this is not a surprise to you, Bill, because you’ve got a son—young men eat. It’s weird to watch them consume food. My grocery bill went up about 30%,” the former president joked.
Farquharson is the son of a well-to-do London banker. The young couple met while they both attended Harvard and were first spotted together in 2017 at a Harvard-Yale tailgate party.