Malia Obama is in a relationship with DJ Dawit Eklund
The former first daughter was spotted in Los Angeles with a mysterious gentleman who people believe could actually be her new man according to PageSix. The handsome gentleman has been identified as Ethiopian music producer and techno DJ Dawit Eklund.
The Harvard graduate and her possible new partner were pictured at a takeout run on July 28. Malia was super laid back, showing off the legs, hips and body that Mama Michelle gave her in a black workout set and Dawit matched her laid back energy in loose green pants and a cool gray t-shirt.
DJ Dawit Eklund has a lot in common with Barack Obama
Eklund, who bears a striking resemblance to Malia’s father, former POTUS Barack Obama, doesn’t just share looks with the 44th president. Ironically, the men have a lot in common. The men share a similar family background as they are both biracial children with an African parent and an American parent. Barack’s father was born in Kenya and his mother is from Kansas, while Dawit’s mother, Yeshi Eklund, is a seasoned entrepreneur from Ethiopia, and his father Jon, is a retired State Department officer who worked for several African embassies. As Dawit celebrates his birthday next week and Barack’s on August 4, the men also share a star sign. Hello Season Leo!
Another common (less adorable) trait that Malia’s boyfriend shares with her dad is a habit of smoking. President Obama opened up about the difficult time he had breaking his cigarette smoke addiction so maybe he can offer Dawit some advice. Eklund was photographed smoking after their second date. Malia is also known to enjoy a puff, as she too has been photographed smoking a few times, most recently in April, out for a walk with her sister Sasha’s boyfriend, Clifton Powell Jr.
Malia Obama and Dawit Eklund spotted together in Los Angeles
Malia and Dawit don’t seem to be hiding from photographers, as they’ve been spotted together three times in the past two weeks. More recently, they’ve been spied at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in nearly matching outfits; Malia in green cargo pants and a light colored crop top, and Dawit in hoochie daddy green shorts with a Bob Marley on the thigh and a blush pink t-shirt. Although initially keeping some distance between them, the two were pictured sharing more intimate touches with Malia’s hand on Dawit’s neck and her hand around his waist as they walked.
Rumors suggest the two may have met in DC where Dawit grew up and where Malia lived. The presidential beauty just turned 24 on July 4 and Mr Eklund turns 33 next week per The daily mail.
It looks like LA is a good fit for the darling girl. Malia moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Harvard University and took a job as an editor on Childish Gambino’s Amazon Video series, Hive. Hive is said to center around a character resembling Beyoncé, but no further information has been released.
We’ll keep one eye on Hive and the other on Mr. Eklund, but the two seem to be comfortable and enjoying each other for now.