First Daughter Malia Obama Celebrates Sweet 16

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While America celebrated the birth of the nation on July 4, the Obama family celebrated the day for a reason that had a private significance to them: First daughter Malia Obama’s birthday.

She was only 10 when her father became president and this year, the president’s eldest daughter celebrates her milestone “Sweet 16.”

No details were revealed about how Malia spent the day, but E! News reports that the teen began her celebration with an early birthday trip to Disneyland with a friend and was granted VIP access to several rides, including Pirates of the Caribbean and Splash Mountain.

On her birthday, a Pitbull concert was held on the South Lawn of the White House, with an exclusive guest list that includes military heroes and their families. It wasn’t clear whether that was for Malia’s birthday or  just a part of the White House’s 4th of July celebration.

The president did take the time to make a few comments about the birthday girl in his remarks for the event.

“And, of course, this is always a special day for us because this is Malia’s birthday,” he said. “She’s getting her license, but she has to practice a little bit before that happens.”

Sources close to the family say that teen was gifted with a new car for her special day, according to Daliy Mail. Now that she’s eligible for her learner’s permit in Washington D.C., Malia can begin driving with an adult present in the car. The make, model and color of the car has not been disclosed.

First Lady Obama joked in February about Malia being on the road.

“Ladies and gentlemen in D.C., watch out!” she joked. “Malia Obama on the road—kinda frightening.”

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