It is official. Months after the first grainy picture of the former US first daughter, Malia Obama and her Harvard classmate boyfriend, Rory Farquharson hit the internet, the young couple have been seen strolling along the streets of New Yor.
The two may come from prestigious families and study at Harvard, but the two showed they’re just a couple of regular teens while strolling around Soho over the weekend.
In their first public outing to the city since they became an Ivy League item last fall, Malia and boyfriend Rory Farquharson were the picture of young love.
The daughter of former President Barack Obamaand her lanky beau — the well-to-do son of a London banker — squeezed one another as they walked down the street, laughing and drinking water Saturday.
Farquharson, whose brown hair was styled to rakishly flop over one eye and who wore an eye-popping sky-blue down coat, stopped for a smoke at one point.
The pair, both 19, also engaged in what every teenager does these days, even on dates — stare at their phones.
Malia was captured in a video in November kissing Farquharson during a tailgate party at the Harvard-Yale football game. The British press has been cooing over the couple ever since.
The Daily Mail quoted insiders saying Farquharson was considered “quite a catch’’ in high school, having attended the UK’s prestigious Rugby School, which charges about $42,000 a year and is famous for its emphasis on the contact sport.
The Harvard student also plays golf, which might help him score points with his girlfriend’s famous dad, who has been known to hit the links.
The former president has said he doesn’t lose sleep over whom Malia or her kid sister, Sasha, 16, dates.
“There’s only so much these guys can do,” he said jokingly a few months before his elder daughter hooked up with Farquharson on campus.
“They have Secret Service,” he quipped.