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Jennifer Gates Issued a Statement Following Bill and Melinda Gates' Divorce News

Joe Akins
May 04, 2021
01:50 P.M.
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Following the surprising news that her parents Bill and Melinda Gates, have decided to part ways, their 25-year-old daughter and the oldest of their three kids, Jennifer, has finally addressed the news.


Recently, the shocking news of Bill and Melinda Gates' divorce rocked the world. Now, their daughter, Jennifer, has come out to subtly address the news. The divorcing couple's daughter wrote on her Instagram story:

"By now many of you have heard the news that my parents are separating. It's been a challenging stretch of time for our whole family."

Bill Gates at the opening of the Barberini Museum on January 20, 2017 in Potsdam. | Photo: Getty Images


Continuing her statement, Jennifer admitted that she is still finding her way in processing the new development in her family. She thanked her fans and family's supporters for giving her and the rest of the family space and privacy to process and move on.

Following this part of her statement, Jennifer added that she would not comment any further on her parents' divorce but warmly welcomed any kind words and support extended to her. 


The tech heiress is the oldest of Bill and Melinda's children together. Her younger siblings are her 22-year-old brother, Rory, and her 19-year-old sister, Phoebe.

Bill and Melinda revealed that they have decided to part ways after being together for 27 years. The pair took to Twitter with a joint statement in which they explained that they would continue to work alongside each other in many of their ventures together. 

Jennifer Gates' comment on her parents' Bill and Melinda Gates' divorce | Photo: Instagram


The now-separated couple raised their children in Seattle and even had them attend their father, Bill's alma mater, Lakeside High School. Jennifer, who turned 25 this April, graduated from Stanford University in 2018 with a degree in human biology.

Following her college graduation, the tech giant's daughter followed her passion and dreams with an equestrian career. After a year, she returned to school in Mount Sinai' Icahn School of Medicine. 


During her time in the equestrian world, Jennifer got to compete against other celebrity children, including Eve Jobs, Steve Jobs's daughter, Georgina Bloomberg, Michael Bloomberg's daughter, and Destry Spielberg, Steven Spielberg's daughter. 

Early in 2020, Jennifer revealed that she was engaged to renowned Egyptian equestrian and fellow Stanford alum Nayel Nassar.

She took to her Instagram to share the good news with a beautiful photo of her and Nassar huddled up together while in a snowbank. Fans could easily see the huge breathtaking diamond ring sitting on her finger.