September 19, 2021
Billionaire philanthropist Melinda Gates hosted a bridal shower party for her child Jennifer Gates this past weekend to celebrate her before she walks down the aisle soon.
Jennifer Gates shared on her Instagram that her beloved mother Melinda Gates, 57, held a special celebration for her bridal party, writing:
“Thank you for this special celebration, @melindagates. So deeply grateful for the amazing women in my life who advise, support, and uplift me.”
The 25-year-old wrote alongside clinking glasses emojis toasting to her new chapter. Jennifer posted several photos from the occasion, including one showing her and her mom sharing a laugh.
The images also displayed the outdoor event with guests having conversations over drinks. Another showed Jennifer hugging one of the attendees.
She had Instagram followers envying the get-together as they took to the comments section to commend her for celebrating amongst women.
One person complimented her white maxi dress with laser cut-out detailing across the skirt, saying, "You look so beautiful, love the dress, and the party looks amazing."
The fete took place at the $125 million lakefront eco-mansion Melinda once shared with her ex-husband Bill Gates. Their daughter is set to wed fiancé Nayel Nassar.
Jennifer, an equestrian enthusiast and medical graduate from Stanford, first revealed her engagement to the Egyptian showjumper in January 2020.
She shared the good news via social media with a photo showing her wearing a large diamond ring while leaning into her beau during a ski trip.
Jennifer’s celebration comes over a month after her parents finalized their divorce in which they divided their $130 billion wealth, leaving Melinda with $65 billion from the estate.
Reports online revealed the party location was initially for Bill, 65, to keep; therefore, it suggests his former wife still has access to it.
The property, based in Washington, is one of the several luxury mansions owned by the former couple who had homes in other cities across the country, including Wyoming, Florida, and California.