Meet Malia Obama's Harvard boyfriend: Rory Farquharson

Malia Obama — the elder daughter of former president Barack Obama — reportedly has a boyfriend.

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.

Then, early in 2018, reporters snapped photos of the couple shopping together in New York City.

Below, we've rounded up some fascinating facts about Farquharson's life:

Meet Malia Obama's boyfriend Rory Farquharson
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Meet Malia Obama's boyfriend Rory Farquharson

Obama was caught on camera smooching Farquharson (The Daily Mail identified him) at the Harvard-Yale football game in November 2017. TMZ published the footage.

In January 2018, Obama and Farquharson were seen shopping in New York City's Soho neighborhood.

Rory Farquharson is 19 years old. He is a British student who joined the Harvard class of 2020 in 2017. Malia Obama is also 19 years old and is currently in her second semester at Harvard.
Farquharson attended the Rugby School, a private school in England where the annual tuition is £35,000 ($47,000). Farquharson was "head of school" from 2015 to 2016.

He played rugby and golf and was a cofounder of the Blue Bunsen Society, the school's chemistry club. Anonymous classmates told The Daily Mail that Farquharson was "quite a catch" and "very popular."

In a letter to his 16-year-old self, which appeared in a Rugby School publication, Farquharson wrote, "You’re a lanky, over-confident public school boy, desperately trying to prove to your friends how much of a 'lad' you are and have failed miserably."

Farquharson interned with the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building in Northern Ireland. Its stated purpose is "to uphold and share the values and principles of democracy in order to build peace, stability and reconciliation."

Farquharson also appeared in a rugby video played at the World Cup opening ceremony in 2015. Prince Harry appeared in the same video.

Farquarhson's father is Charles Farquharson, the chief executive of Insight Investment Management Limited, based in London. His mother is Catherine Farquharson, a qualified accountant.

The Farquharson family lives in a six-bedroom, detached home in Woodbridge, Suffolk, worth £1.6 million.

The Daily Mail reported that Farquharson is related to Andrew Farquharson, who was an aide to the Queen.

Farquharson has deleted his Twitter account. But he used to follow "banking-related accounts," suggesting that he's also interested in pursuing a career in banking, according to The Telegraph. He also tweeted that President Trump's "populism" wouldn't last more than a year, The Telegraph reported.

In 2016, Barack Obama told radio station WDCG he's pretty "relaxed" about his daughters dating. That's because Michelle Obama is "such a great example of how she carries herself, her self-esteem, not depending on boys to validate how you look or not letting yourself be judged by anything other than your character and intelligence," and also because "they have Secret Service."



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