The photos went viral and began trending on Twitter after they were shared — and later deleted — by someone who is purportedly the older cousin of Sasha’s date, along with the caption, “When your lil cousin take Sasha Obama to prom”.
Former first lady Michelle Obama and her eldest daughter Malia were there to send off Sasha for her big night, but the former president was not seen in any of the pics.
In December, it was rumoured Sasha might be headed to the University of Michigan after graduating in June.
The Obamas stayed in Washington DC following the end of Barack’s second term as president so Sasha could finish high school at the prominent Sidwell Friends school.
Barack previously issued a warning to any guys seeking to date his daughters, jokingly reminding them the girls “have Secret Service” details and “there’s only so much they can do” with trained killers just metres away.