Sasha Obama’s living arrangements in her final year at the University of Southern California may have differed from many of her fellow students: she moved in with her aspiring screenwriting older sister Malia Obama in a Brentwood apartment. But that doesn’t mean that she enjoyed a life of pure luxury.
In her book “The Light We Carry,” mother Michelle Obama revealed that her two daughters had bought much of their furniture from IKEA and yard sales. This perhaps isn’t too much of a surprise as the Obamas have always tried to ensure that their two daughters know the value of money: in 2016, for example, Sasha took a waitress job at seafood restaurant Martha’s Vineyard to make her own spare cash instead of relying on her parents’ fortune.
Michelle also revealed her pride at seeing her two offspring become so close in a chat with People: “You try not to react too much because it’s like, you don’t want to go, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m so happy for you!’ because then they think, ‘Well, maybe this is not a good thing if my mom likes it.’ So I just said, ‘Okay, well that’s interesting that you guys are going to try living together. We’ll see how it goes.’ It feels good to know that the two girls you raised find solace at a kitchen table with one another. It’s like the one thing you want for them.”