Who is Dawit Eklund, New Boyfriend of Malia Obama? Rumors Started After They were Spotted Together in LA

Malia Obama, the former first daughter of the USA, might have just found her new love. The man in Malia’s life is Dawit Eklund, a record producer.

And the two are not hiding their relationship. After two outings during which they kept a respectful distance from one another. While strolling through Los Angeles, they are showing that they are a couple.

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About Malia

Born on July 4, 1998, to Former president Barak Obama and first lady Michele Obama in Chicago. She is a writer, known for Hive, West Wing Week, and By the People: The Election of Barack Obama.

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Malia is currently pursuing a career as a screenwriter. She is currently working as a screenwriter on Donald Glover’s upcoming Amazon show.

In late 2017 Malia was in a relationship with fellow Harvard student Rory Farquharson. As their relationship endured through college and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Farquharson had spent some time quarantining with the family.

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More on Dawit Eklund

Dawit Eklund is a 32-year-old music producer who owns an indie record label. Surprisingly, He is eight years older than Malia and is turning 33 next week. Malia, who is 24, celebrated her birthday on July 4. Eklund is the co-founder of the record label 1432 R which he runs with Joyce Lim and Sami Yenigun in Washington, DC.

Eklund’s father was an employee of the US State Department, who earlier worked at several US embassies in Africa.

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His mother Yeshi is an accomplished businesswoman from an Ethiopian background.

Although they also maintain a home in the Chantilly, Virginia neighborhood of Washington, D.C., John and Yeshi have made Abidjan, the capital of the West African country of Côte d’Ivoire, their permanent home since his retirement.



Eklund’s bio reveals that he “studied international development; Africa at George Washington University,” which is a private college in Washington, DC. Before this, he pursued the International Community School of Addis Ababa.

Interestingly, Eklund, much like Malia’s father, former President Barrack Obama, has one American and one African parent. That’s not all. There are more similarities. In addition to looking like a younger version of Barack Obama, Eklund also smokes like the 44th president, a habit that Obama has frequently said was difficult for him to kick.

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Love Birds Spotted

While they have not confirmed their relationship, they were comfortable in each other’s company.

In one of the pictures taken by the media, Dawit was resting his hand on Malia’s waist. Malia moved to Los Angeles last year and seemed to have moved on from her former bae Rory Farquharson. The latter seems to be completely out of the picture now.

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Dawit Eklund and Malia Obama (Credit: TheImageDirect.com)

Malia and Eklund were hugging in the pictures, with his hand resting on her waist and her fingertips stroking the back of his neck.

According to a source, this is the couple’s third outing in public after they were photographed together on July 26 while getting lunch and again on August 2 while taking a leisurely stroll.

Hope to get more news on the love birds soon!

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