Michelle Obama reveals daughters Sasha, 20, and Malia, 23, have boyfriends

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Former first lady Michelle Obama marveled today that her daughters are all grown up — and are now bringing home their equally grown-up boyfriends.

Appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Michelle, 58, was reminded of how Sasha and Malia, now 20 and 23, had first visited the program as little girls who wanted to see the Jonas Brothers.

But over a decade later, they’ve moved graduated from boybands to boyfriends.

‘Now they’re bringing grown men home,’ she said. ‘Now they have boyfriends and real lives and all that stuff. They have grown up right before our very eyes and they are doing well.’

Former first lady Michelle Obama marveled today that her daughters are all grown up

Appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Michelle, 58, was reminded of how Sasha and Malia had first visited the program as little girls who wanted to see the Jonas Brothers

Appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Michelle, 58, was reminded of how Sasha and Malia had first visited the program as little girls who wanted to see the Jonas Brothers

She said that Sasha and Malia, now 20 and 23, 'have boyfriends and real lives and all that stuff'

She said that Sasha and Malia, now 20 and 23, ‘have boyfriends and real lives and all that stuff’

While Michelle gushed about the ‘amazing young women’ her daughters have become — ‘Women, I know! Scary,’ she said — and divulged that they are dating, she was much more discreet about the details of their love lives.

Younger daughter Sasha has not been photographed with a boyfriend, but older daughter Malia was pictured Rory Farquharson starting in 2017. 

Rory — the son of chief executive of Insight Investment Management Limited Charles, and his wife Catherine, an accountant — was also a Harvard student.

It’s unclear whether Malia and Rory are still together, or whether she has moved on to someone else, as she has never publicly addressed her relationship status.

Both Malia and Sasha are currently living in Los Angeles, where Malia has a position on the writing staff of a new Amazon project by Donald Glover and Sasha is reportedly attending the University of Southern California after transferring from Michigan.

'Now they're bringing grown men home,' Michelle said - but didn't divulge more details about her daughters' private lives. The girls are pictured in LA last month

‘Now they’re bringing grown men home,’ Michelle said – but didn’t divulge more details about her daughters’ private lives. The girls are pictured in LA last month

Michelle gushed about the 'amazing young women' her daughters have become

Michelle gushed about the ‘amazing young women’ her daughters have become

Both of the young women maintain incredibly private lives with no public social media pages.

During the pandemic, they both moved back home with their parents for several months, which Michelle said was a ‘treat.’

‘It was an extra special treat to have them that little bit of time, because being with them as adults is fun. I mean, I love them at every age,’ she said.

But once they moved back out, she was ready to see them go — jokingly waving ‘bye!’ when Ellen mentioned it.

Michelle said she is proud of how they are adjusting to life after the White House, noting that it was always their ‘philosophy’ to make sure Sasha and Malia weren’t spoiled. 

‘I listened to what my mother said when she was raising us. She said, “I’m not raising babies. I’m raising real people to be out in the world,”‘ she said. ‘And I kept that in my with the girls. I mean they wouldn’t always be in that bubble of the White House. 

Michelle said she is proud of how they are adjusting to life after the White House, noting that it was always their 'philosophy' to make sure Sasha and Malia weren't spoiled

Michelle said she is proud of how they are adjusting to life after the White House, noting that it was always their ‘philosophy’ to make sure Sasha and Malia weren’t spoiled

'I listened to what my mother said when she was raising us. She said, "I'm not raising babies. I'm raising real people to be out in the world,"' she said

‘I listened to what my mother said when she was raising us. She said, “I’m not raising babies. I’m raising real people to be out in the world,”‘ she said

‘So they had to learn how to make their beds, they had to learn how to drive. They had to learn how to be compassionate, independent, responsible people, so that they enter the world as responsible, compassionate, capable people. And I think they are amazing young women because of that.’

Michelle also spoke to Ellen about her 30-year marriage to former President Barack Obama, saying with a smile:  ‘I’ve known him for a long time, that guy. He’s been around, hanging out.’

She admitted that his time as president was a ‘hassle,’ but added that it brought them ‘closer’ together.

‘It gave us the opportunity to do something outside of ourselves, to serve our country. To do it as a team. I respect him. I know a lot of people miss him right around now,’ she said.

‘Amazingly, that time in the White House, because we were working on hard things all the time, it brought us closer. We had to be each other’s best friends. We lived in the bubble with each other, had to learn how to get along because he was the person I was seeing all the time.  

Michelle also spoke to Ellen about her 30-year marriage to former President Barack, saying with a smile: 'I've known him for a long time, that guy. He's been around, hanging out'

Michelle also spoke to Ellen about her 30-year marriage to former President Barack, saying with a smile: ‘I’ve known him for a long time, that guy. He’s been around, hanging out’

She admitted that his time as president was a 'hassle,' but added that it brought them 'closer' together

She admitted that his time as president was a ‘hassle,’ but added that it brought them ‘closer’ together

‘He is the only person, that, we understand what we both went through. And we have that unique experience,’ she said.

As for how he has changed during the 30 years they’ve been married, Michelle made a playful joke.

‘He’s pretty good at golf now. He’s doing a lot of golf. Not too good at picking up after himself. Had to have a lot of help doing that. He thinks he’s good at it. But he had a lot of help. He’s gotten a little worse at that,’ she said.

Also during today’s episode, Michelle accompanied Ellen to a painting class, where the pair tried their hands and painting a nude man.

The segment was mostly spent with Ellen cracking jokes — including about the man’s anatomy — and Michelle alternating between laughing and appearing exasperated.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show has aired more than 3,200 episodes over 19 seasons and amassed a stunning 64 Daytime Emmy Awards.

Ellen is leaving the talk show scene, with the show’s final episode airing on Thursday, May 26, 2022. 

Michelle made her very first appearance on Ellen's show in 2008, when she joined the talk show host on her then-brand new set

 Michelle made her very first appearance on Ellen’s show in 2008, when she joined the talk show host on her then-brand new set

Michelle's appearance on Tuesday's episode of the Ellen Show marks the 11th time that she has joined the host on-air

Michelle’s appearance on Tuesday’s episode of the Ellen Show marks the 11th time that she has joined the host on-air 

‘When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged — and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore,’ the talk show host told The Hollywood Reporter of her decision to end the series.

Michelle’s appearance on Tuesday’s episode of the Ellen Show marks the 11th time that she has joined the host on-air — however, she will round that out to an even dozen before the show ends later this year, having already committed to appear in the final episode.

Michelle made her very first appearance on the show in 2008, when she joined the talk show host on her then-brand new set.  

Then, in 2012, Michelle and Ellen had a push-up competition — with Ellen only reaching 20 while the former First Lady pushed ahead.

In 2015, Michelle and Ellen had a dance off, playing off against to Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk. 

Also during today's episode, Michelle accompanied Ellen to a painting class, where the pair tried their hands and painting a nude man

Also during today’s episode, Michelle accompanied Ellen to a painting class, where the pair tried their hands and painting a nude man 

The segment was mostly spent with Ellen cracking jokes - including about the man's anatomy

The segment was mostly spent with Ellen cracking jokes – including about the man’s anatomy

Michelle alternated between laughing and appearing exasperated

Michelle alternated between laughing and appearing exasperated

She then became Ellen’s first co-host a year later, running the show with her for two episodes during season 14.   

Ellen promoted Michelle’s memoir, Becoming, in 2018 as the former first lady hosted singings.

The show is ending after a controversy surrounding workplace culture, which resulted in the firing of three producers of the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The program, which ran for 19 years, was beset by accusations of a toxic work environment, which Ellen said she ‘didn’t understand’ in an interview with Today.

‘I still don’t understand it. I thought something was going on that… because it was too orchestrated. It was too coordinated,’ she said.

The producer, Warner Bros, found ‘deficiencies related to the show’s day-to-day management’ in an internal investigation. 



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