Growing Up In The White House: Presidents’ Kids Then And Now

Presidents’ kids have long faced massive amounts of attention and the scrutiny that comes with living in the public eye. While unfair, it’s part of what comes with being the kid of the leader of the free world. Read on to see what life was like for these kids, and what they’re up to now.

Obama Girls


President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are the parents of two young daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama. The girls were among the youngest presidents’ kids to live in the White House in many years. When their father first took office they were 11 and eight years old. When they moved to Washington D.C. they began attending the prestigious Sidwell Friends School where other presidential children have gone like Chelsea Clinton and Joe Biden’s grandchildren.

Both girls have spent their formative years growing up in the White House. The girls’ predecessors, the Bush twins, were the ones to give the girls their first White House tour. When President Obama was almost finished completing his second term the Bush girls wrote a beautiful open letter to the Obama girls which said they would always be rooting for them.