Whenever we see the POTUS on TV or in the newspapers, we rarely wonder about their kids and how they’re doing. If you think about it, it must be super awkward for a child or even a teen to live in the White House. The very moment you step out of your room — BAM! the secret service is following you everywhere you go. But despite living in this “gilded cage,” most, if not all, of the presidential kids turn out just fine. Some grow up to be writers, others follow their parents’ steps and get into politics, but absolutely all of them grew up to be gorgeous — inside and out.
1. Caroline Kennedy
Caroline was still a baby when JFK became the President. The whole Kennedy family moved into the White House and lived there carefree for about two years until November 22, 1963. That’s when the tragic events of the infamous JFK assassination unraveled, leaving Jacqueline a widow and a single mother with two kids. After moving out of the White House, the family relocated to New York, where the kids matured and started their adult lives. Caroline graduated from Radcliffe College and Columbia Law School and later endorsed the future POTUS – Barack Obama, helping him run the presidential campaign.
2. Barbara Pierce Bush
Being a president’s daughter definitely has its ups and downs, and Barbara Pierce Bush was one of the lucky ones to live this experience. However, she was usually the quiet one, unlike her sister Jenna who was known as the “wild blonde.” Party beast or not, these beautiful sisters grew up to become outstanding and kind-hearted ladies. For example, Barbara co-founded the Global Health Corps, and Jenna, well, she’s a TV presenter.
3. Malia Obama
Do you remember how old Malia was when her father, Barack Obama, was elected as POTUS? She was only ten years young back then, and you can only imagine how much pressure she had to deal with. But Malia is not a kid anymore. Aside from that one small misstep at Lollapalooza when she was a teenager, she’s always been a smart and level-headed young lady. Now, the hellishly stylish Malia is attending Harvard University and making her parents proud. We’re fairly certain this isn’t even her final form, so watch out, world!
4. Jenna Bush Hager
Unlike our previous ladies, Jenna was already a senior in high school when George W. Bush was elected in 2001. Let’s just say she wasn’t very pleased with all the life changes that came after. Jenna wanted to party, not to be in one. Besides, she was trying to figure out what to do with her life, and being stuck in the White House was not in her plans. By the time George W. Bush was running for the second term, Jenna was ready to help him in any way she could. And some say people never change. Today she is a New York Times bestselling author and runs the Today Show.
5. Chelsea Clinton
The White House became a home for the Clintons in 1993 when little Chelsea was only twelve. It’s kind of messed up that the public and media treated her as a joke for years, only because she looked different. But look at her now, haters! Chelsea is now in charge of the Clinton Foundation, a nonprofit organization aimed to improve health conditions all over the globe. Not to mention she’s a loving wife, mother of two, and loves watching the ballet.
6. Patti Davis
In 1986, when Ronald Raegan ruled the US, Patti Davis was 31 years old, but she was still going through her rebellious stage. The 80s’ were a different era. Or so I’ve heard. Maybe people were used to thinking that presidential daughters should all be quieter than a mouse? Patti certainly wasn’t like that. Initially, Davis didn’t care much for her father’s politics, but she changed her attitude after living with mom and dad for a few years. Today, she’s a writer, an actress, and even used to be a model. What a gorgeous transformation, don’t you agree?