Barack and Michelle Obama has weighed in on the relationship between Malia Obama, 19, and Rory Farquharson, 20, who started dating after they met while studying at Harvard University last year.
DailyMail reported that the Obamas are said to be concerned about the attention their daughter’s famous name might bring upon Rory – a former head boy at top public school Rugby – and his family.
It was also gathered that Rory’s parents, Charles and Catherine – who live in a £1.6 million house in Suffolk – are telling anyone who will listen about their son’s exciting correspondence from the former US President.
In fall 2017, footage of Obama smooching another Harvard student at a football game leaked to TMZ. The Daily Mail quickly identified the student as Rory Farquharson, a Harvard sophomore from the UK. In the video, filmed at the Harvard v Yale American football game, Malia is seen smoking a cigarette and smiling before putting her arms around Rory before going in for a kiss. Rory couldn’t quite take his eyes off his pretty girlfriend, while both kept themselves shielded from the weather in their designer winter coats.
In January, they were again spotted together, this time on a casual shopping trip in New York where they were photographed smiling, chatting and hugging.
Rory Farquharson, 19, is the son of chief executive of Insight Investment Management Limited Charles, 57, and Catherine, 58, a qualified accountant. The family live in a £1.6million six-bed detached in Woodbridge, Suffolk. He was head boy at the prestigious Rugby School, a £11,584-a-term boarding school.
He was also a member of its chemistry club, the Blue Bunsen Society. During the summer, the 19-year-old spent the summer as an intern with the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building in Northern Ireland.
Rory is a second year student who began studying law at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, last autumn.