Barack Obama has recently come around to the idea of his 21-year-old daughter Malia Obama being in a relationship with well-born Brit Rory Farquharson , but did these four guys come closer to being Malia’s beau than they realised? The mystery prom date Many details about the first daughter’s lives inside the White House are protected, but in mum Michelle’s memoir Becoming she wrote about being a typical embarrassing parent when a boy Malia “kind of liked” was her prom date. The former first lady admitted her eldest daughter was annoyed that she walked around without shoes and that Barack wore flip flops in front of her suited suitor. Looking back, Malia confesses the experience was “a bit excruciating”. Perhaps we’ll have to wait for Malia’s book to find out who the lucky guy dating a 16-year-old president’s daughter was. Malia Obama: Activist, globe-trotter, gossip topic Nick Jonas He’s now married to Priyanka Chopra , but like many other girls her age, Malia Obama used to seriously crush on the Jonas Brothers singer-turned-solo act. That much became clear in a behind-the-scenes clip from the Democratic National Convention where Barack and Michelle joked about how nervous their child would be to meet the Disney star. Exclusive | Jay-Z is now worth US$1.4 billion Usher, Nick Jonas, Meryl Streep, George Clooney among the stars at Obama's White House farewell party Friday night https://t.co/p4ofRCF1gf pic.twitter.com/DVxfrDDe0H — ABC News (@ABC) January 7, 2017 Malia then had multiple opportunities to meet the teen heartthrob after moving into the White House, including during a visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show and when The Jonas Brothers came to her crib for a scavenger hunt. But of course nothing became of the pair at the time as Malia was only 10 years old and he was 16. À la Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears , perhaps there was hope of romance later in life (at least on Malia’s part), but Nick dated other big names and ended up marrying Chopra in 2018. 5 celebrities who went under the knife to lose weight Swae Lee View this post on Instagram A post shared by Swae Lee, Lee Swae? (@swaelee) In 2016, Rae Sremmurd rapper Swae Lee admitted that his goal for 2017 was to date the president’s daughter. Speaking about Malia - who was about to embark on a gap year - he told TMZ, “I think we would get along.” Swae (who was 21 at the time while Malia was 18) even proposed a trip to the Bahamas for the pair: “We’re going to go on a dinner date 200 feet in the air on a suspended table, five-star restaurant. After that, we’re going to go to the beach.” But the hitmaker behind Black Beatles , which inspired that year’s Mannequin Challenge, never heard anything back from her. His reputation may not have been up to scratch anyway; he later appeared in an intimate tape with another woman. Is Meghan Markle the most hated woman in the world? Drake View this post on Instagram A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) Another music star Malia pined after was Aubrey Graham - aka Drake. When Malia was 18 years old, Hollywood Life reported a source close to the teen saying that she had a major crush on the rapper 12 years her senior, and was too shy to tell her dad. It was the same day the star shared a picture in the Oval Office with Malia and her father. Will Tiffany Trump have the last laugh? Later that year Drake ended up welcoming a son and Malia got together with Rory. But her admiration for Drake has remained so strong that it even influenced the former POTUS. In 2020, Barack said he approves of the Degrassi star playing him in a film. “Drake has, more importantly I think, my household’s stamp of approval,” he told Complex’s 360 with Speedy Morman. Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .