Barack Obama’s youngest daughter Sasha attended her High School Prom on Friday – confirming that both of the former president’s beloved daughters are now all-grown-up.
The former first daughter looked flawless in a classic black dress as she posed for photos before the big evening in Washington, ahead of her graduation from the Sidwell Friends High School next month.
Standing arm-in-arm with her tux-clad boyfriend, Chris Milton, the pair left admirers gushing on social media saying what a ‘cute couple’ the teenagers make.
Thankfully for Milton, the 44th US President was nowhere to be seen, as he has a well documented history of making tongue-in-cheek threats towards his daughter’s prospective partners.
Barack Obama’s youngest daughter Sasha attended her High School Prom on Friday – confirming that both of the former President’s beloved daughters are now all-grown-up
Barack himself was nowhere to be seen, but mom Michelle and older sister Malia watched on with pride as she posed with boyfriend Chris Milton (center). They even joined in for a few snapshots
Mom Michelle and older sister Malia however were in attendance, and they were seen beaming with pride in series of snapshots taken at a pre-prom party.
Dapper date Chris has since been widely credited for his bravery in asking Sasha to the prom in the first place, considering who her father is.
‘Can we just appreciate the absolute guts this kid must have had during the the “dad talk” with Barack,’ said one Twitter user.
Though her dad didn’t appear to be there to wave his daughter off, social media was rife with jokes speculating that the family’s Secret Service detail would be keeping a watchful eye on the boy.
‘Young fella look like he sees Secret Service in her peripheral in all of these [pictured] lol,’ joked Quentin Love.
‘Probably was a legendary prom. But his eyes look like they’re saying, “I’m going to have fun…..but not too much fun, Sir.”‘
Barack Obama has previously issued warning shots to boys seeking to date his daughters, jokingly reminding them in 2016 that the girls ‘have Secret Service’ details and ‘there’s only so much they can do’ with trained killers just feet away.
The former first daughter looked flawless in a classic black dress as she posed for photos before the big evening, ahead of her graduation from Washington’s Sidewell Friends High School next month
Pictured: Michelle smiling with Chris Milton’s family members on May 24
Sasha (pictured front and center at her father’s 2009 inauguration) was just seven-years-old when her father took office in the White House
In reality though, Barack insists he has a laid-back attitude when it comes to his daughter’s love lives.
The truth is, I’m quite relaxed about it for two reasons, he explained to WDCG. ‘One is Michelle — 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.’
In her 2018 memoir ‘Becoming’, Michelle Obama recalled making an exception for Malia’s first prom date in 2015, allowing her to ride in a limousine with her date without her security guards.
It’s unclear whether the couple extended the same offer to their youngest Sasha, but one security can be seen standing watch in the back of a number of the photos.
Dapper date Chris has been widely credited for his bravery for summing up the courage to ask Sasha to prom, considering her father’s influence
According to reports, Sasha is set to attend the University of Michigan in 2021, after taking a gap-year out from her studies.
The teen opted not to follow in Malia’s footsteps by attending a Ivy League school, turning down a place at Yale.
Her 20-year-old sibling is currently enrolled at Harvard.
On her private Instagram in December, Sasha remarked that she’s very much looking forward to attending the Ann Arbor school with a group of her friends – who she refers to as ‘sisters’.
‘So proud to say I’m going to college with my sisters!!’ Miss Obama, who was just seven when her father entered the White House, captioned underneath a photo of herself and two friends standing in front of Michigan’s football stadium, nicknamed ‘The Big House’.
She made sure to tag the University of Michigan in the post, reports say.
‘That’s Sasha Obama?! Wow, stunningly beautiful!,’ exclaimed one Twitter user in response to the gallery of prom photos. ‘And because she’s President Obama and Mrs. Obama’s daughter, I’m sure she’s brilliant too!,’ she added.