Romance is in the air for Sasha Obama!
After her mom, former First Lady Michelle Obama, revealed that the 20-year-old is in a relationship, Sasha was seen stepping out with Clifton Powell Jr. in West Hollywood on April 19. Clad in a pink and purple top with a lilac-colored tiered skirt, Sasha was spotted walking alongside the writer-director, who is the son of Ray actor Clifton Powell.
An eyewitness told E! News the pair seemed "very loved up," describing them as "inseparable" and "always laughing" during the outing, which included a visit to friends in the neighborhood.
The onlooker added, "He seemed protective of her."
"Now, they have boyfriends and real lives," Michelle said of her two adult daughters during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier in April. "They have grown up right before our very eyes and they're doing well."
While the Becoming author did not identify her daughters' boyfriends on-air, she did rave about how "special" it was to spend time with Sasha and Malia while the family quarantined together during the pandemic. "Being with them as adults—it's fun!" she told Ellen DeGeneres. "They are just amazing, young women."
Back in December 2020, Barack shared that the family had been quarantining with Rory Farquharson, a Harvard student who Malia has been linked to since 2017.
"He's British, wonderful young man," the politician said on the Bill Simmons Podcast. "And he was sort of stuck because there was a whole visa thing and he had a job set up, so we took him in."
He added, "I didn't want to like him, but he's a good kid."