After Rory Farquharson was pictured looking loved up with Malia, the eldest daughter of former US president Barack Obama , it’s no wonder her father felt protective. However after some quality time together, the former US president now officially approves of Malia’s boyfriend. So what do we know about Farquharson exactly? Top education How US presidents cash in after leaving The White House While Malia was attending school in Chicago and then went to the prestigious Sidwell Friends School – as most presidential children do – Farquharson was living at the expensive Rugby School in England. It wasn’t until he and Malia were attending Harvard Law School that they became romantically involved. He started studying at the Cambridge, Massachusetts school, part of Harvard University, in 2016 and the two were first spotted on a date at a sports game in 2017. It's been an absolute delight and pleasure to have this exceptional student @rory_farq from @Harvard spend this week with us in Belfast pic.twitter.com/ICFnJT19h5 — Conor Houston (@ConorHouston_) June 9, 2017 Obama revealed that the 22-year-old – who did an internship at Northern Ireland’s Centre For Democracy in Peace – had landed work stateside in 2020. The undisclosed job led to him staying in their Washington home amid a coronavirus lockdown. 3 reasons why US luxury brands will suffer without Chinese students Affluent living Staying at the Obama household isn’t your average couchsurfing experience, but Farquharson is from an affluent family and so is no stranger to living it large. His father Charles was, until this month, the CEO of Insight Investment Management Limited, and his mother Catherine is an accountant. Their main home is a six-bedroom detached house in Suffolk and they have additional property in London. Why is Ivanka Trump buying a bolt-hole in Miami’s ‘Billionaire Bunker’? Malia Obama's Harvard boyfriend revealed to be British student Rory Farquharson who was head boy at Rugby School https://t.co/Aw4BKYLlJt pic.twitter.com/8AYATBBkNw — The Telegraph (@Telegraph) November 22, 2017 According to Tatler , his second cousin Andrew worked for the British royal family – Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles, no less – for over a decade. Farquharson hasn’t let privilege go to his head, however. In a letter to his 16-year-old self, he described himself in hindsight as “lanky” and “overconfident”. A “good kid” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Just Jared Jr. (@justjaredjr) Video: Inside Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s US$24m home, now for sale The first pictures of Farquharson and Malia caused a stir after spectators spotted a cigarette in her hand. However, in December 2020, Obama – whose daughters urged him to quit smoking himself – quashed any speculation that the Rugby School former head boy and avid sports and science club member was possibly a bad influence on his daughter. After admitting he initially didn’t want to like Farquharson, Obama shared that they played card games and he even taught the Englishman how to trash talk. A family fit For the former US leader, the “wonderful young man” may now be the closest thing he’s had to a son. Obama joked on The Bill Simmons Podcast that it was fascinating watching how much young men eat and that his grocery bill increased by 30 per cent while he stayed with them. Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s favourite watches – revealed So is Farquharson the right pick for the long-term? He certainly wants to settle down. In the aforementioned letter to himself, he penned the line: “One day you’ll get married and start a family.” Obama told People that, as a father, he has “tried to model” what he and Michelle have asked their daughters “to expect from future boyfriends or spouses”. It seems safe to assume that Farquharson will be sticking around for quite a while. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .