With daughter Malia, 18, heading off to college and Sasha, 15, in high school, it’s only natural that their father, President Obama would have to adjust to the idea of his girls dating. However, to our surprise, the father revealed he’s already “pretty relaxed about it.”
This week, the commander in chief trekked it to Raleigh, North Carolina, where he made an appearance on radio station WDCG, during which he revealed that both Malia and Sasha have started “ditching” family dinners for dates. Though, he’s not too worried about their love lives.
“The truth is, I’m pretty relaxed about it for two reasons. One is Michelle [Obama] — she’s such a great example of how she carries herself, her self-esteem, not depending on boys to validate how you look or not letting yourself be judged by anything other than your character and intelligence.
“Hopefully I’ve been a good example in terms of how I show respect to my wife,” he added.
Of course, that’s not the only reason he’s cool — for now. “They have Secret Service,” Obama explained. “There’s only so much these guys can do!
“These poor young men come by the house,” he continued, referring to the difficulties of trying to date the president’s daughter.
“They have no idea,” the show’s DJ added.
“Oh, they have an idea,” Obama replied. “I describe it for them.”
While his daughter’s dates may have difficulty getting past the threshold, their celebrity crushes are another story. As you may recall, the sister duo had a total fangirl moment (understandably) after meeting Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds at their first State Dinner honoring Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in March 2016.
During the encounter, a seemingly star-struck Sasha can be seen chopping it up with Reynolds, as her big sister cheered her on from the receiving line with a big thumbs up.