Malia Obama began attending Harvard University in the fall of 2017. According to W Magazine, Obama had the gap year many college students could only dream of. She partied in Amsterdam, attended Lollapalooza in Chicago, and began her internship in New York City at Weinstein Company — thankfully now no longer run by Harvey Weinstein himself. Obama has also been spotted at clubs and hitting the streets of New York City with her bodyguards in tow. Though with her confidence and height of over six feet tall, Obama could probably handle her own!
As a student at Harvard University, where she enrolled in the fall of 2017 after that epic gap year, Obama has been getting to know her classmates — and the city of Cambridge — a bit better. After a couple months of getting used to Harvard life, pictures of Obama with a mystery man began to surface, which begs the question — just who is this guy?
The Harvard-Yale football rivalry has been ongoing since the first game (then a rugby match) in 1875, when Harvard beat Yale 4-0. It is still widely celebrated each year on the date of the annual football game, by students and alumni from both schools the world over. So of course Obama got in on the Harvard-Yale action, and she wasn’t alone.
Shortly before Thanksgiving in 2017, TMZ released a video of Obama briefly locking lips with someone while tailgating her very first Harvard-Yale football game. That’s one way to kick off a game.
At that point in time, the press didn’t know who this young man was. However, it didn’t take long to figure it out. He’s now known to be Obama’s rumored boyfriend, Rory Farquharson. Dating the former president’s daughter doesn’t exactly create the best opportunity for anonymity but the couple seems to still be going strong regardless. Here’s everything you should know about Farquharson.
Is Farquharson a bad influence on Obama?
Unfortunately, Obama also seems to have developed the addictive smoking habit. Is Farquharson a bad influence on Obama? Maybe, maybe not. There’s really no telling who started smoking first, but pictures have confirmed that Obama was the first one seen with a cigarette.
In an interview with Michelle Obama from 2012 reported by USA Today, she discussed Barack Obama’s former smoking habit, “I know that his ability to ultimately kick the habit was because of the girls, because they’re at the age now where you can’t hide. I think that he didn’t want to look his girls in the eye and tell them that they shouldn’t do something that he was still doing.”
Whether she picked up the habit from her dad or developed a “social smoking” habit, it’s hard to say. Either way, let’s hope both the former first daughter and her alleged boyfriend quit soon!