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Barack Obama’s daughters Malia and Sasha spotted in Los Angeles


Barack and Michelle Obama‘s daughters Malia and Sasha have traded in life at the White House for the bright lights of Hollywood after relocating to the West Coast.  

Both of the Obama girls were photographed in Los Angeles this week, with older sister Malia spotted taking a smoke break outside of her job and younger sister Sasha expressing herself through fashion on a walk through the City of Angels – where she is completing her college education, having transferred from the University of Michigan to a California school.

Earlier this year, it was reported that Malia, 23, had scored a position on the writing staff of a new Amazon project by Donald Glover, and she appears to have been on a break from her job yesterday when she stepped outside for a cigarette.

The former first daughter, dressed in a yellow sweater and green pants, looked at her phone and she puffed for a few moments in the West Coast sun.

Meanwhile, Sasha, 20, fully embraced color with a funky outfit for a walk outside, layering overalls over a sleeveless top and a tie-dye patchwork zip-up sweater.

Though Sasha matriculated at the University of Michigan in 2019, a source revealed to DailyMail.com that she has transferred to a different school in Los Angeles, with rumors swirling on social media that she is now a student at the University of Southern California.

Both of the Obama girls were photographed in Los Angeles this week, with older sister Malia spotted taking a smoke break outside of her job

Her younger sister Sasha was photographed expressing herself through fashion while on a walk, with a man behind her seen sporting a University of Southern California T-shirt

Her younger sister Sasha was photographed expressing herself through fashion while on a walk, with a man behind her seen sporting a University of Southern California T-shirt

The younger Obama sibling sported a funky ensemble of baggy denim overalls, a tie-die zip-up sweater, and chunky sneakers

The younger Obama sibling sported a funky ensemble of baggy denim overalls, a tie-die zip-up sweater, and chunky sneakers

The younger Obama sibling sported a funky ensemble of baggy denim overalls, a tie-die zip-up sweater, and chunky sneakers

Malia, 23, was seen dressed in a yellow sweater and green pants with chunky sandals

Malia, 23, was seen dressed in a yellow sweater and green pants with chunky sandals

After a smoke break outside, she met up with a friend, who took her photo

After a smoke break outside, she met up with a friend, who took her photo

The Obama daughters have mostly shied away from the spotlight, particularly since their father left the White House in early 2017.

Months later, Malia — who had taken a year off from school — enrolled at Harvard University, from which she graduated in the spring of 2021.

She’d long shown an interest in filmmaking — she interned on the set of Extant in high school and with The Weinstein Company in 2017 — and is now working on an unnamed project for Amazon in Los Angeles.

On Tuesday, she was photographed outside in LA, dressed for relatively cool weather in a bright yellow sweater with a zipper at the top. She wore that over cropped green pants and black sandals, accessorizing with a pair of sunglasses and a canvas tote bag.

She was seen at a coffee shop working on what looked like scripts before taking a smoke break. She then met up with a photographer friend, who took several photos of her with her camera.

Sasha dressed in a light-green sleeveless top with artwork on the front, layering that with a zip-up sweater made up of a patchwork of different prints, including tie-dyes of various colors

Sasha dressed in a light-green sleeveless top with artwork on the front, layering that with a zip-up sweater made up of a patchwork of different prints, including tie-dyes of various colors

Over that she wore a pair of oversized denim overalls, one shoulder undone and hanging open, exposing a cherry-print garment on the bottom

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Over that she wore a pair of oversized denim overalls, one shoulder undone and hanging open, exposing a cherry-print garment on the bottom 

She didn't skimp on accessories, adding a printed green scarf on her head, layered multicolor bead necklaces, dangling earrings, colorful sneakers, and a rainbow tie-dye tote bag

She didn’t skimp on accessories, adding a printed green scarf on her head, layered multicolor bead necklaces, dangling earrings, colorful sneakers, and a rainbow tie-dye tote bag

Sasha's presence in the same city may come as a surprise to some, as she was previously in Michigan for college

Sasha’s presence in the same city may come as a surprise to some, as she was previously in Michigan for college

However, sources told DailyMail.com that Sasha made the decision to transfer at some point during the pandemic

However, sources told DailyMail.com that Sasha made the decision to transfer at some point during the pandemic

Twitter chatter from November indicates that she may have transferred to USC. Responding to a since-deleted tweet, one Twitter user asserted: 'Sasha left Michigan for USC'

If Sasha did, in fact, transfer, her classmates certainly seem to be respecting her privacy, as the move has been kept fairly under-the-radar

Twitter chatter from November indicates that she may have transferred to USC. Responding to a since-deleted tweet, one Twitter user asserted: ‘Sasha left Michigan for USC’

Sasha was photographed out for a walk with Apple AirPods in her ears, but stopped at one point to sit and use her Macbook on her lap while simultaneously looking at her iPhone

Sasha was photographed out for a walk with Apple AirPods in her ears, but stopped at one point to sit and use her Macbook on her lap while simultaneously looking at her iPhone

Sasha’s presence in the same city may come as a surprise to some, as she was previously living in Michigan for college. 

Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are pictured with Malia (far right) and Sasha (second from left)

Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are pictured with Malia (far right) and Sasha (second from left)

Her parents were certainly seen dropping her off there in 2019, and several other students reported seeing her on campus.

However, she appears to have made the decision to transfer at some point during the pandemic, though it is unclear if she did so for her sophomore year in 2020 or her junior year in 2021. 

Twitter chatter from November indicates that she may have transferred to USC. Responding to a since-deleted tweet, one Twitter user asserted: ‘Sasha left Michigan for USC.’

If Sasha did, in fact, transfer, her classmates certainly seem to be respecting her privacy, as the move has been kept fairly under-the-radar.

DailyMail.com reached out a spokesperson for the Obamas, who declined to comment.  

Sasha did appear to be on USC’s campus in photos on Tuesday, which showed someone wearing a T-shirt for the school in the background.

Malia was photographed outside in LA, dressed for relatively cool weather in a bright yellow sweater with a zipper at the top. She wore that over cropped green pants and black sandals

Malia was photographed outside in LA, dressed for relatively cool weather in a bright yellow sweater with a zipper at the top. She wore that over cropped green pants and black sandals

She was seen at a coffee shop working on what looked like scripts before taking a smoke break

She puffed on a cigarette while looking at her phone

She was seen at a coffee shop working on what looked like scripts before taking a smoke break

The former First Daughter pushed her sunglasses back as she gazed down at her Macbook

The former First Daughter pushed her sunglasses back as she gazed down at her Macbook 

Earlier this year, it was reported that Malia, 23, had scored a position on the writing staff of a new Amazon project by Donald Glover

Earlier this year, it was reported that Malia, 23, had scored a position on the writing staff of a new Amazon project by Donald Glover

After working, she walked down the sidewalk carrying a tote bag with sunglasses over her eyes

After working, she walked down the sidewalk carrying a tote bag with sunglasses over her eyes

After working, she walked down the sidewalk carrying a tote bag with sunglasses over her eyes

She wore her hair down, in a style that appears to have been braided at the top and wavy at the bottom

She wore her hair down, in a style that appears to have been braided at the top and wavy at the bottom

Malia - who had taken a year off from school - enrolled at Harvard University, from which she graduated in the spring of 2021

Malia - who had taken a year off from school - enrolled at Harvard University, from which she graduated in the spring of 2021

 Malia – who had taken a year off from school – enrolled at Harvard University, from which she graduated in the spring of 2021

She laughed with a friend as she walked down the street, holding a mask in her hand

She laughed with a friend as she walked down the street, holding a mask in her hand

The two friends enjoyed a conversation before the friend pulled out her camera to take photos

The two friends enjoyed a conversation before the friend pulled out her camera to take photos

She was photographed, though, not in school spirit duds but an experimental ensemble made up of a mix of prints and colors.

The former first daughter started with a light-green sleeveless top with artwork on the front, layering that with a zip-up sweater made up of a patchwork of different prints, including tie-dyes of various colors.

Over that she wore a pair of oversized denim overalls, one shoulder undone and hanging open, exposing a cherry-print garment on the bottom.

She didn’t skimp on accessories, either, adding a printed green scarf on her head, layered multicolor bead necklaces, dangling earrings, colorful sneakers, and a rainbow tie-dye tote bag.

She also seemed to recently have her nails done and was rocking long colorful acrylics on her fingers.

Sasha was photographed out for a walk with Apple AirPods in her ears, but stopped at one point to sit and use her Macbook on her lap while simultaneously looking at her iPhone.

Sasha also showed off some long, colorful acrylic nails on her fingers

Sasha also showed off some long, colorful acrylic nails on her fingers

She is rumored to have transferred to USC, though it's unclear if that happened before her sophomore or junior year

She is rumored to have transferred to USC, though it’s unclear if that happened before her sophomore or junior year 

She and Malia are now living in the same city, while their parents are on the East Coast

She and Malia are now living in the same city, while their parents are on the East Coast

It's unclear when exactly of them made the cross-country move

 It’s unclear when exactly of them made the cross-country move

The Obamas have an annual Hawaiian vacation over Christmas and New Year's

The Obamas have an annual Hawaiian vacation over Christmas and New Year’s

Both Malia and Sasha were photographed in late December enjoying the warm weather in Hawaii

Both Malia and Sasha were photographed in late December enjoying the warm weather in Hawaii 

Certainly Sasha had an easier time flying to Hawaii from Los Angeles than she would have from Michigan when the family reunited there for their annual Hawaiian vacation over Christmas and New Year’s.

Both Malia and Sasha were photographed in late December enjoying the warm weather, with the pair going out n the water on stand-up paddle boards, each wearing a bikini for the beach day.

Sasha wore a red string bikini that she accessorized with a statement necklace and rowed out with her sister. She was pictured laying flat on her back on the board, seemingly enjoying the warmth.

Meanwhile, Malia was pictured also attired for the water, wearing a pink and white tie-dye bikini top and white athletic shorts.

She wore her hair tied to the side, and blocked out some some with a white and neon green trucker hat bearing the letters BAB.



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