Malia Obama, the eldest daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama, is reportedly dating Dawit Eklund.
The news of her dating comes after she was seen spending time with Dawit Eklund.
The 24-year-old daughter of former President Barack Obama and Dawit was photographed visiting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Thursday.
Who is Dawit Eklund?
Dawit Eklund is a music producer and co-founder of the Ethiopian music record label 1432 R, based in Washington, D.C.
Eklund, who turns 33 next week, is nine years older than Malia, who turned 24 on July 4.
He attended the International Community School in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, before attending George Washington University to study International Development in Africa.
Eklund is the son of Jon Eklund, a retired State Department officer who worked at several US embassies in Africa, and his Ethiopian wife Yeshi, 66.
Dawit is one of four children. He is also known as David, the Anglicized version of his name.
In the early 2000s, his father Jon was heavily involved in assisting the refugee crisis caused by Sudan’s war, when hundreds of thousands fled to Ethiopia to escape the fighting.
His mother, Yeshi, comes from a prosperous business family in Ethiopia. Sara Eklund, his sister, was featured in a 2019 Vogue article for introducing menstrual cups to Ethiopia.
John and Yeshi have settled in Abidjan, the capital of the West African nation of Côte d’Ivoire, since his retirement, though they also have a home in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Chantilly, Virginia.