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‘Not Pinky Being Obama’s In-Laws’: Sasha Obama Reportedly Dating Clifton Powell’s Son, Fans Bring Up His Role In ‘Next Friday’

Sasha Obama is reportedly happy and dating the son of veteran actor Clifton Powell Sr. The 20-year-old daughter of former President Barack Obama is dating 24-year-old Clifton Lewis Powell, according to the Daily Mail.

The outlet was the first to break the news about the Los Angeles-based writer and director who attended the University of California, Santa Barbara. As stated on his website, the former college athlete works as a commercial director creating content for brands such as Nike, Pepsi, Eastbay, the NBA and the NFL. The new couple allegedly began dating after Obama transferred from the University of Michigan to the University of Southern California last year.

The Obama Family. (L-R) Michelle, Maila, Barack and Sasha. Photo: @barackobama/Twitter

The Neighborhood Talk also shared the news on Instagram, where fans in the comments gushed over the cute couple, sharing dozens of heart-eye emojis. Many complimented Obama on her “handsome” and “cute” pick for a boyfriend. “Ok, Sasha, all grown up,” wrote one person, while another said, “Thank God he’s not a rapper.” Anticipating Sasha and Clifton may get married, a third joked, “Not Pinky being Obama’s in-laws.”

Giving props to Powell Sr., one person added, “That’s pretty cool. I would be hype if my son was dating an Obama.” Another said, “Pinky is shaking curl juice all over ‘n—a!! You done got you one of Obama girls, n—a!!!’

Sasha Obama is reportedly dating Clifton Powell’s son, Clifton Powell Jr. (@Photo: @itscliftonpowell/Instagram.)

A handful referenced Powell Sr.’s fan-favorite role as Pinky in “Next Friday” and “Friday After Next.” One person said, “His daddy a whole legend in these skreets,” said one person who quoted the “Friday” character Pinky, adding, “‘You spilt yak on my suit nuka!”

Another said, “He looks better than Pinky. Good job Sasha!” A third person joked, “I wonder what Day Day and Roach think about this πŸ€”πŸ˜‚πŸ˜.”

Powell Sr.’s other acting credits include classics such as “Menace II Society,” “Dead Presidents,” “Rush Hour” and “Ray.” However, most couldn’t help but mention his other villainous roles, such as in TD Jakes 2004 film “Woman Thou Art Loosed.”

“Okkk!! Aint that the man that was molesting his step daughter in that movie??? JkπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ just a joke!”

“That man is the villain in everything he play in πŸ˜‚.”

“That man is toxic asf, so I know his son is too.”

“No matter who is what he do, the parts he play, I still don’t like Clifton πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­.”

“Yall know him as Pinky. I know him as ‘Action Jackson.”

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