Thursday 4 August 2022 09:04 PM Malia Obama's new beau is an Ethiopian record producer who is nine years older ... trends now

Thursday 4 August 2022 09:04 PM Malia Obama's new beau is an Ethiopian record producer who is nine years older ... trends now
Thursday 4 August 2022 09:04 PM Malia Obama's new beau is an Ethiopian record producer who is nine years older ... trends now

Thursday 4 August 2022 09:04 PM Malia Obama's new beau is an Ethiopian record producer who is nine years older ... trends now

There is no more hiding it. After two outings keeping a respectable distance from each other as they strolled around Los Angeles, Malia Obama and her new man are showing they are a real couple.

And DailyMail.com can reveal exclusively the identity of the new man in the life of the former First Daughter. 

The handsome mystery hunk is music producer Dawit Eklund – who, just like Malia's dad, has one American and one African parent.

And besides resembling a younger Barack Obama, he has the same smoking habit as the 44th president, a vice that Obama has  often admitted he found hard to kick. 

Eklund, who turns 33 next week, is nine years older than Malia who celebrated her 24th birthday on July 4.

The look of love. Malia is all smiles as Dawit places his hand on her bare back as they visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The look of love. Malia is all smiles as Dawit places his hand on her bare back as they visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Like Malia's father, Dawit has one American parent and one African. His mother Yessi, is from Ethiopia

Like Malia's father, Dawit has one American parent and one African. His mother Yessi, is from Ethiopia

Malia and Dawit made no attempt to hide their feelings for each other on Thursday

Malia and Dawit made no attempt to hide their feelings for each other on Thursday

Malia is working with Donald Glover – also known as Childish Gambino. She is a screenwriter on his upcoming Amazon show

Malia is working with Donald Glover – also known as Childish Gambino. She is a screenwriter on his upcoming Amazon show

On Thursday morning the pair paid a visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the third time they have been seen together in just nine days.

She was wearing baggy green pants and a tight-fitting crop top that showcased her tight tummy. He was in green shorts with a picture of reggae legend Bob Marley and a pink t-shirt 

The pair have been spotted walking close together twice in a a week.

First they were seen picking up a takeout lunch on July 26 and then again they went for a casual stroll together on August 2.

DailyMail.com was also the first to reveal the identity of Malia's first serious beau, Rory Farquharson. The closeness of the Malia and Dawit has led to speculation that her long-time romance with her British beau may be over.

 Eklund is the son of retired State Department officer Jon Eklund, 72, who worked at several US embassies in Africa and his Ethiopian wife Yeshi, 66.

Dawit is co-founder of Washington, D.C.-based record label 1432 R, which specializes in Ethiopian music. Perhaps unsurprisingly, he is also a registered Democrat.

A Washington Post  article about the label in 2016 said: 'Their music seamlessly brings together house music grooves, the stutter of U.K. garage, an uneasy electronic ambience, and – perhaps most notably – Ethiopian folk music.'

First sighting: The pair kept a respectful distance while walking around Los Angeles on July 26

First sighting: The pair kept a respectful distance while walking around Los Angeles on July 26 

Getting closer. Exactly one week later they were that little bit closer

Getting closer. Exactly one week later they were that little bit closer

Bingo! There's no attempt to hide the relationship now separating the lovebirds on their third outing in the City ofAngels on Thursday morning

Bingo! There's no attempt to hide the relationship now separating the lovebirds on their third outing in the City ofAngels on Thursday morning

History. Malia's long-time British beau Rory Farquharson, who she met when they both studied at Harvard, is now out of the picture

History. Malia's long-time British beau Rory Farquharson, who she met when they both studied at Harvard, is now out of the picture

Dawit told the paper: Ethiopian music is super distinct. There are only four or five musical scales that they play in; each has its own meaning and attitude and mood.'  

He was educated at the International Community School in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa before going to George Washington University where he studied International

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