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Meet Sasha Obama’s BOYFRIEND: Inside daughter of former President Barack Obama’s budding new romance

Sasha Obama is officially a taken woman. 

The daughter of former President Barack Obama, 20, was pictured looking blissfully happy while out and about with her boyfriend Clifton Powell Jr., 24, on Monday – debuting her new romance to the public for the first time.

She donned a flowing purple skirt with a matching crop top for the outing, which left her midriff on fully display, while her beau rocked loose-fitting navy pants and a white t-shirt.

He also wore a backwards cap and carried a plaid over shirt, while Sasha completed her look with an array of sparkling necklaces and a multi-colored purse.

The pair couldn’t stop smiling as they made their way to their car in Los Angeles, California. 

But who exactly is Sasha’s new man? While he didn’t spend his teen years living in the White House, Clifton Jr. has enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle of his own.

Sasha Obama, 20, is officially a taken woman. She was pictured looking blissfully happy while out and about with her boyfriend Clifton Powell Jr., 24, on Monday

But who exactly is Sasha's new man? While he didn't spend his teen years living in the White House, Clifton Jr. has enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle of his own

But who exactly is Sasha's new man? While he didn't spend his teen years living in the White House, Clifton Jr. has enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle of his own

But who exactly is Sasha’s new man? While he didn’t spend his teen years living in the White House, Clifton Jr. has enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle of his own

From his famous family to his impressive achievements, FEMAIL has uncovered everything there is to know about Sasha's new boyfriend

From his famous family to his impressive achievements, FEMAIL has uncovered everything there is to know about Sasha’s new boyfriend

Clifton Jr., who stands at six-foot-five-inches, is the son of acclaimed actor Clifton Powell, 66, and is a former college basketball star who now works as a commercial director creating content for brands like Nike and Peloton. 

He was also close friends with Ian Alexander Jr. – the only son of Powell’s Ray co-star Regina King, who tragically took his own life in January at age 25.

The couple are believed to have gotten together after Sasha moved to Los Angeles – where he is based – last August, after dropping her studies at the University of Michigan and switching to a course at University of Southern California. 

They kept their romance under wraps until they were spotted together earlier this week, after which DailyMail.com exclusively revealed his identity.

What else do we know about the athlete and his budding romance with Sasha? From his famous family to his impressive achievements, FEMAIL has uncovered everything there is to know about Sasha’s new boyfriend. 

A look back at Clifton Jr.’s privileged childhood and prominent family

The second child of actor Clifton Powell, 66, and his wife, Kimberly Crooms, 58, Clifton Jr. - who was born on May 23, 1997. He is pictured as a baby with his father and sister

The second child of actor Clifton Powell, 66, and his wife, Kimberly Crooms, 58, Clifton Jr. – who was born on May 23, 1997. He is pictured as a baby with his father and sister

His older sister Maya, 29, (pictured with Clifton Jr. as a kid) runs her own beauty business, while his mom, Kimberly, is a successful businesswoman in her own right

His older sister Maya, 29, (pictured with Clifton Jr. as a kid) runs her own beauty business, while his mom, Kimberly, is a successful businesswoman in her own right

The second child of Clifton and wife, Kimberly Crooms, 58, Clifton Jr. – who was born on May 23, 1997 – was brought up in the family’s Ladera Heights home. 

Clifton Jr. (pictured with his dad as a baby) was brought up in the family's Ladera Heights home. The area has been nicknamed 'the Black Beverly Hills' due to its expensive housing and celebrity residents

Clifton Jr. (pictured with his dad as a baby) was brought up in the family’s Ladera Heights home. The area has been nicknamed ‘the Black Beverly Hills’ due to its expensive housing and celebrity residents

Ladera Heights, along with neighboring Windsor Hills, Baldwin Hills, and View Park, has been nicknamed ‘the Black Beverly Hills’ due to its expensive housing and celebrity residents, which at one point included Tina Turner and Ray Charles. 

While his father is an actor – most known for his roles in Ray, Dead Presidents, Rush Hour, and Next Friday – his mom, Kimberly, is a successful businesswoman in her own right.

She runs an interior design firm called whateverUneed Designs and a catering company called Chef Kim, which offers custom meal prep and diet consulting. 

His older sister Maya, 29, runs her own beauty business called Suga Honey Glam Incorporated, which specializes in creative nail art. 

Clifton Jr., who goes by the nicknames ‘Cliff’ and ‘CP3,’ attended Village Christian High School in the San Fernando Valley – a private school that charges $28,340 a year and offers ‘an excellent Christian education.’ 

According to its mission statement, the school focuses on making religion a central part of students’ lives.

‘It is our desire that every student comes to a point where Christ is at the center of their life, influencing every thought that they have and action that they make,’ the mission statement reads.

Clifton Jr. (pictured with his dad and sister) attended Village Christian High School in the San Fernando Valley – a private school that charges $28,340 a year

Clifton Jr. (pictured with his dad and sister) attended Village Christian High School in the San Fernando Valley – a private school that charges $28,340 a year

He appears to be really close with his dad - who took to Instagram to gush over him on his birthday last May. They are pictured together in 2018

He appears to be really close with his dad – who took to Instagram to gush over him on his birthday last May. They are pictured together in 2018

'24 years ago you came into the world, and you changed my life... you still bring so much joy to me,' Clifton (seen with his kids in 2018) wrote

’24 years ago you came into the world, and you changed my life… you still bring so much joy to me,’ Clifton (seen with his kids in 2018) wrote

‘In so doing, they will be equipped to spread His Word even further.’ 

He appears to be really close with his dad – who took to Instagram to gush over him on his birthday last May.

‘Happy Birthday to my amazing son, Clifton Powell Jr.,’ he wrote. 

’24 years ago you came into the world, son, and you changed my life and to this day you still bring so much joy to me and to all that you touch.

‘I’m so proud of you, young man. Enjoy this special day God gave to you.’

Three years earlier, in another birthday post, Clifton Jr.’s dad called it an ‘incredible experience’ to watch him grow up.

‘On this day, May 23, 1997, my son Clifton Powell the third was born, and today he turns 21,’ the film star wrote in May 2018.

‘I have tears in my eyes as I share this post because all of you all out there who have children know!

‘What an amazingly incredible experience it it is to watch your child grow from a baby into an adult, I can’t find the words to express how I feel today.

Three years earlier, in another birthday post, Clifton Jr.'s dad (pictured with him in 2016) called it an 'incredible experience' to watch him grow up

Three years earlier, in another birthday post, Clifton Jr.'s dad (pictured with him in 2016) called it an 'incredible experience' to watch him grow up

Three years earlier, in another birthday post, Clifton Jr.’s dad (pictured with him in 2016) called it an ‘incredible experience’ to watch him grow up

'I watched you fall and get back up, I watched you face challenges with fierce determination,' he said. 'I watched you march steadfastly towards your goals and not be deterred'

‘I watched you fall and get back up, I watched you face challenges with fierce determination,’ he said. ‘I watched you march steadfastly towards your goals and not be deterred’

The famous actor called his son 'kind, loving, funny, giving, considerate, and smart' and said he was 'honored to call himself his dad'

The famous actor called his son ‘kind, loving, funny, giving, considerate, and smart’ and said he was ‘honored to call himself his dad’

‘I thank God for allowing me to walk this 21-year journey with my son! To my son, I am so proud of who you are and who you have become.

‘I have watched you fall and get back up I have watched you face every challenge with fierce determination.

‘I have watched you march steadfastly towards your goals and dreams and not be deterred.

‘Clifton, you are a kind, loving, funny, giving, considerate, and smart young Prince! Destined to be a king one day! I am honored to call myself your dad.

He went on to thank his son for the ‘respect’ he’s shown him, as well as the ‘wonderful memories.’

Inside Clifton Jr.’s impressive career as a basketball star and director 

After graduating, Clifton Jr. was awarded with a four-year basketball scholarship at the University of California at Santa Barbara

After graduating, Clifton Jr. was awarded with a four-year basketball scholarship at the University of California at Santa Barbara

His dad shared a photo that showed Clifton Jr. signing the scholarship to Facebook in 2016, and shared his delight over the accomplishment

His dad shared a photo that showed Clifton Jr. signing the scholarship to Facebook in 2016, and shared his delight over the accomplishment

But Clifton Jr. transferred out of the Santa Barbara school less than a year later, so he could concentrate on film work instead

But Clifton Jr. transferred out of the Santa Barbara school less than a year later, so he could concentrate on film work instead

After graduating, Clifton Jr. was awarded with a four-year basketball scholarship at the University of California at Santa Barbara – much to his dad’s delight. 

In a May 2016 Facebook post accompanying a photo that showed Clifton Jr. signing the scholarship, an exultant Clifton wrote: ‘Check out Clifton Powell Jr., God is good he is officially signed to a full four [basketball] scholarship to the University Of California At Santa Barbra!’ 

But Clifton Jr. transferred out of the Santa Barbara school less than a year later, so he could concentrate on film work. 

The 24-year-old didn’t keep his ambition for a life outside of the sport a secret, writing in his school basketball bio that he hoped for a career as a broadcaster. 

He also used the brief profile to talk about his love of films – listing NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton as his favorite movie – and revealing a penchant for fantasy novels; according to the bio, Lois Lowry’s dystopian The Giver is his number one book. 

He also revealed that his go-to TV show is the American thriller Scandal starring Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwin, and Katie Lowes.

The 24-year-old didn't keep his ambition for a life outside of the sport a secret, writing in his school basketball bio that he hoped for a career as a broadcaster. He and his dad are pictured

The 24-year-old didn’t keep his ambition for a life outside of the sport a secret, writing in his school basketball bio that he hoped for a career as a broadcaster. He and his dad are pictured

After leaving college, Clifton Jr. 'made his leap into the narrative writing world,' his website reads, landing a writing assistant job for an unnamed scripted TV show

After leaving college, Clifton Jr. ‘made his leap into the narrative writing world,’ his website reads, landing a writing assistant job for an unnamed scripted TV show

Clifton Jr. then scored a development deal of his own in the TV space, according to his website

Clifton Jr. then scored a development deal of his own in the TV space, according to his website

Clifton Jr. then scored a development deal of his own in the TV space, according to his website

After leaving college, Clifton Jr. ‘made his leap into the narrative writing world,’ his website reads, landing a writing assistant job for an unnamed scripted TV show. 

Clifton Jr. then scored a development deal of his own in the TV space, according to his website.

He now works as a commercial director – writing scripts and ‘exercising his creative muscles from behind the camera.’

‘Finding an extended passion in directing and visual story telling, he continued to work at the craft of directing and was quickly thrown into the fire, which forced him to adjust and learn fast,’ his bio reads.

‘And he did, and continues to learn something new every production he takes on.’

Reels in his website show that he has created content for Peloton and Nike.

Another video, called Rookie Ratings, was made for Madden NFL 22 – a video game based on the National Football League. 

Clifton Jr. (pictured with his dad) now works as a commercial director - writing scripts and 'exercising his creative muscles from behind the camera'

Clifton Jr. (pictured with his dad) now works as a commercial director – writing scripts and ‘exercising his creative muscles from behind the camera’

Reels in his website show that he has created content for Peloton and Nike. Clifton Jr. is pictured as a child with his dad and sister

Reels in his website show that he has created content for Peloton and Nike. Clifton Jr. is pictured as a child with his dad and sister

He worked with his famous father in 2020, writing a short film that his dad starred in. At the time, Clifton said there was 'nothing more rewarding as a father and as a man'

He worked with his famous father in 2020, writing a short film that his dad starred in. At the time, Clifton said there was ‘nothing more rewarding as a father and as a man’

He also worked with his famous father in 2020, writing a short film that his dad starred in.

‘In the writers room with my son, Clifton Powell Jr. – what an amazing feeling when you can hire your son as a writer to work on your next movie project,’ the actor gushed in 2020, while sharing a behind-the-scenes snap of the father-son duo working on the project.

‘There is nothing more rewarding as a father and as a man.’

Clifton Sr. added in another post, ‘Surreal experience with my own writer son @cliffp3. It was crazy taking direction from him, nearly brought me to tears! He’s a killer with the dialogue! So proud of you, son.’

The romance that launched him into the spotlight: A look at Clifton Jr’s relationship with former First Daughter Sasha 

Sasha donned a flowing purple skirt with a matching crop top while out with Clifton Jr. earlier this week, while her beau rocked loose-fitting navy pants and a white t-shirt

Sasha donned a flowing purple skirt with a matching crop top while out with Clifton Jr. earlier this week, while her beau rocked loose-fitting navy pants and a white t-shirt

The pair couldn't stop smiling as they made their way to their car in Los Angeles, California

The pair couldn’t stop smiling as they made their way to their car in Los Angeles, California

On Tuesday – one day after Sasha and Clifton Jr. were seen together in Los Angeles – former First Lady Michelle Obama hinted at her daughter’s love life during an appearance on the Ellen Show.

When asked how Sasha and her older sister, Malia Obama, were doing, she told the host, ‘They loved the Jonas Brothers. Now they are bringing grown men home. 

‘Before it was just, like, pop bands. Now they have boyfriends and real lives.’ 

Based on Michelle’s comment, it appears that Clifton Jr. has already met Sasha’s mom – although it is not known if he has been introduced to the former president yet. 

Sasha’s older sister, Malia, 23, has been dating Brit Rory Farquharson since meeting him at Harvard in 2017. 

Farquharson, for his part, was brought up in a six-bedroom $2.2m home in Suffolk and attended posh Rugby School. 

President Barack, 60, has been welcoming of Malia’s boyfriend – who stayed at the family’s Washington D.C home during lockdown in 2020. 

On Tuesday - one day after Sasha and Clifton Jr. were seen together - former First Lady Michelle Obama hinted at her daughter's love life during an appearance on the Ellen Show

On Tuesday – one day after Sasha and Clifton Jr. were seen together – former First Lady Michelle Obama hinted at her daughter’s love life during an appearance on the Ellen Show

When asked how Sasha and her older sister, Malia Obama, were doing, she told the host, 'They loved the Jonas Brothers. Now they are bringing grown men home'

When asked how Sasha and her older sister, Malia Obama, were doing, she told the host, ‘They loved the Jonas Brothers. Now they are bringing grown men home’

Sasha's older sister, Malia, 23, has been dating Brit Rory Farquharson since meeting him at Harvard in 2017

Sasha’s older sister, Malia, 23, has been dating Brit Rory Farquharson since meeting him at Harvard in 2017 

During the Ellen appearance, Michelle, 58, spoke of how much she loved having her daughters home during the pandemic, before going on to praise them as ‘amazing young women.’ 

The former first lady 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.” And I kept that in mind with the girls.

‘I mean, they wouldn’t always be in that bubble of the White House, so they had to learn 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 entered the world as responsible, compassionate, capable people. And I think they are amazing young women because of that.’

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