By Sandra Rose  | 

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Malia Obama's new boyfriend has been identified. According to DailyMail.com, Dawit Eklund is an Ethiopian record producer whose father is a retired State Department employee.

Dawit turns 33 next week, making him nine years older than the former president's 24-year-old daughter.

Malia and Dawit were spotted together Thursday, for the third time in 2 weeks. They walked arm-in-arm as they visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Gossip blogs speculated that Dawit was her latest boyfriend after she dumped Rory Farquharson (pictured left).

Malia and Rory met in 2017 when the two were students at Harvard University.

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Malia graduated from Harvard last year and moved to the west coast. Presumably, Rory stayed on the east coast.

Dawit is co-founder of Washington, D.C.-based record label 1432 R, which specializes in Ethiopian music. He is also a registered Democrat, according to DailyMail.com.


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Besides bearing a strong resemblance to Barack Obama, Dawit has a cigarette smoking habit just like the former president.

Dawit attended George Washington University where he studied International Development in Africa.