Clifton Powell shares advice he gave his son about dating Sasha Obama (video)

The ‘Friday’ and ‘Dead Presidents’ star said he dropped gems on his son on how to handle a high-profile romance
Clifton Powell shares advice he gave his son about dating Sasha Obama (video)
Clifton Powell (Photo credit: Jonell Whitt for rolling out)

Clifton Powell has endeared himself to millions of urbanites through his electric performances in such classic movie fare as the Friday franchise and Dead Presidents. And we now know that his son, Clifton Powell Jr. has endeared himself  to former President Obama’s daughter, Sasha.

In fact, the world was late to the game when it came to the dating lives of the former first daughter. Powell Jr. and Obama had been dating for nearly a calendar year before the press and fans got ahold of the information.


“That’s amazing, ’cause you know that they’ve been going out for about a year, and it just hit the press, right?” said Powell. “So, it has helped me talk to [him] about how to handle Sasha Obama because we love the Obamas, but Mr. Obama has a daughter that’s dating my son, and I have an opportunity and a responsibility to make my son responsible, gentle, kind, loving and supportive — the things that I did not get taught.”

Powell shared some of the invaluable gems he dropped on his baby boy.


“So, I text him all the time, and I say, ‘Treat Sasha like you would want somebody to treat your daughter,’ ” he said. 

As we learned in April 2022, former first lady Michelle Obama confirmed on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” that daughters Sasha and Malia were both in relationships.

“They have boyfriends and real lives,” the matriarch said on the show. “They have grown up right before our very eyes, and they’re doing well.”

According to Entertainment Weekly, Powell Jr. and Obama have been “inseparable” and that the 25-year-old man is protective of his bae.

Listen to Powell Sr. discussing his namesake and Obama.

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