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Celebrate Sasha Obama Turning 21 With These Pics Of Her Through The Years

She’s come a long way since the White House.

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Turning 21 in the United States is a big deal — and it’s an especially big deal for Sasha Obama, who’s spent her entire life growing up in the spotlight. So, to celebrate her 21st birthday on June 10, 2022, here are 12 photos of Sasha Obama through the years. HBD, Sasha!

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On November 2, 2004, Barack Obama was just a candidate for the U.S. Senate — and Sasha Obama was just a teeny toddler. Here she is looking absolutely adorable with the future president and first lady of the United States.

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After her father won his 2005 election to the U.S. Senate, a 6-year-old Obama tagged along on on the campaign trail during a July 4th, 2007, event in Beaver Creek, Iowa. Her smile is so adorable, it’ll melt you heart faster than the summer heat.

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Here, an 8-year-old Sasha Obama is looking very dapper in her little coat as she joins her family in a walk through the Kremlin in Moscow in 2009. Even as the teeniest member of the Obama clan, she makes a big impression.


It’s clear Sasha Obama has always enjoyed spending quality time with her family, even after her father was promoted from U.S. Senator to U.S. President in January 2009. Here she is enjoying the Howard University and Oregon State basketball game with her parents at half-time.

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Turkey pardoning ceremonies are a White House tradition, and in 2012, both Sasha, 11, and Malia Obama, 14, stood witness to their dad’s presidential duties — cheesy jokes and all.

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In 2013, at just 12 years old, Sasha Obama was already doing her part to serve her community. Here she is with her sister, Malia, distributing bags of food to those in need during the Thanksgiving holidays.


As Sasha grew into a teenager in the White House, she began to develop her own unique sense of style. On June 27, 2014, she stood between her parents to attend the Marine Barracks Evening Parade in Washington, D.C., wearing a blue flowered dress that mirrored her mother’s.


Throughout her father’s years in the White House, Sasha Obama has always been an advocate for education. Here she is, on June 19, 2015, reading fairy tales to kids at the U.S. NATO military base in Vicenza, Italy.


Growing up as an only child in the White House would almost certainly be lonely, so it’s great that Sasha Obama got to share the unique experience with her older sister, Malia. Here they are sharing a laugh at the national Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 3, 2015.

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In March 2016, Sasha Obama enjoyed a match between the Cuban national baseball team and Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Devil Rays in Havana, Cuba. Her family’s visit to the country marked the first time a sitting American president has visited Cuba in 88 years.

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