19-year-old Farquharson has been linked to Barack Obama’s daughter after pictures surfaced appearing to show them kissing.
BY KATIE JONES
Just a few months after Malia Obama started studying at Harvard University, pictures of the former first daughter and her rumoured boyfriend have emerged.
19-year-old Rory Farquharson, a former pupil at the reputable Rugby School, has been linked to Barack Obama’s eldest daughter, after footage appeared to show the pair kissing during a football game between Harvard and Yale.
The teen, who has suddenly been thrust into the public eye since he was identified as the man embracing Malia, began his undergraduate degree at Harvard last year, say multiple reports. It’s likely he only began dating Malia, also 19, in recent months when she joined the Ivy League university at the end of the summer.
Farquharson was Head of School at Rugby during 2015-2016, according to the Mail Online. He is said to be sporty and academic, representing the school in golf and in the Blue Bunsen Society, a chemistry club. Friends described him as “quite a catch” and “very popular,” one insider told the newspaper.
His father Charles is the chief executive of Insight Investment Management Limited based in London and his mother Catherine is a qualified accountant, notes The Telegraph. The family is said to live in a six bed detached £1.6m home in Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Reports of Malia’s new love interest come after the former US president was asked how he felt about his daughters, including Malia’s 16-year-old sister Sasha, dating.
“That happened, you know?” he told a North Carolina radio station last year. “The truth is, I’m pretty relaxed about it for two reasons.
“One is [their mom] Michelle. She’s taught—she’s such a great example of how she carries herself, her self-esteem, not depending on boys to validate how you look or you know, not letting yourself be judged by anything other than your character and intelligence,” he said. “And hopefully I’ve been a good example in terms of how I’ve shown respect to my wife. So I don’t worry about it because they’re really solid, smart girls – young ladies now.”
It’s too soon to tell if Rory has met the parents.
This article originally appeared on elleuk.com