Malia Obama was spotted with her new boyfriend attending a Harvard-Yale American football match on Saturday. The couple were pictured kissing just outside the Yale Bowl stadium in New Haven, Connecticut.
The eldest daughter of former President of the United States Barack Obama joined Harvard this autumn, following in the footsteps of both her parents who graduated with Law Degrees from the prestigious Ivy League University.
Like father, like daughter
But her choice of education may not be the only thing Malia has taken up after her father. At the tailgate party that the 19-year-old attended with her date, she was also seen smoking a cigarette. While making out is hardly surprising for a teenager, the smoking may land her into trouble. Former First Lady Michelle Obama was famously disapproving of her husband’s tobacco habits.
The weather was quite cold with temperatures at only 57 degrees Fahrenheit (14 degrees Celsius), and Malia kept warm dressed in a yellow puffer jacket and white leggings. She completed the look with brown boots and a tan bucket hat with the ‘H’ for Harvard emblazoned in the front.
The ‘mystery man’
The former First Daughter is used to navigating the highest circles of American society, but apparently she is now mingling with the British crème de la crème. The tall, dark stranger she was kissing, initially dubbed ‘mystery man’, was identified by Mail Online as Rory Farquharson. The 19-year-old graduated from the renowned Rugby School in Rugby, Warwickshire, England, before deciding to continue his education across the pond.
Rory is the son of Charles Farquharson, the chief executive of Insight Investment Management Limited, one of the largest investment management companies in the world. The family live in a six-bedroom £1.6 million home in Woodbridge, Suffolk. The younger Farquharson was selected ‘head of school’ at the £32,000 a year private school from 2015 to 2016 and his friends described him as popular and “quite a catch,” according to the Daily Mail.
Farquaharson is a Harvard sophomore, having joined the University last year, which makes him the same age as Malia, who took a gap year before starting her college education. It is believed that the couple can’t have been dating for more than a few months, as they apparently met this autumn on campus.
As for the former President, Barack Obama said last year that both of his daughters, Malia and Sasha, had started dating. However, he wasn’t overly concerned as he knew that they could count on the Secret Service for protection. “They’ve had Secret Service. There’s only so much these guys can do,” he joked.