Melinda Gates, one of the wealthiest women in the world, is reportedly no longer single. The philanthropist and ex-wife of Bill Gates has reportedly found a new partner.
American philanthropist Melinda French Gates previously worked at Microsoft as a general manager and computer scientist. French Gates has frequently been listed by Forbes as one of the most powerful women in the world.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private charity organisation in the world as of 2015, was established by her and her then-husband Bill Gates in 2000. The French Legion of Honor and the US Presidential Medal of Freedom were given to her and her ex-husband, respectively. Bill and Melinda Gates announced they were divorcing in early May 2021, but they would continue to serve as co-chairs of the foundation.
Who is Melinda Gates Dating?
Melinda has avoided the spotlight in recent years, but her current romance is garnering media attention. Sources informed TMZ in November 2022 that she was presently seeing Jon Du Pre. Jon has over 35 years of experience in radio, writing, and video production and is a Strategic Communications Specialist. According to his LinkedIn profile, he established Du Pre Media, LLC, his own media business, in 2011. Jon has worked as a TV correspondent for Fox News Channel in the past.
Read more:- Is Rodney from Bachelorette Dating Anyone: What Brought Rodney and Eliza Together?
How Did Melinda Gates and Jon Du Pre Meet?
Even though Melinda may be accustomed to the limelight, she has taken every precaution to keep her alleged relationship with Jon a secret. Although it is still unknown how long the two have been dating, many assume that they have been together since they were seen together in April 2022 at an NBA game, according to TMZ.
It is also unclear how the pair met.
Read more:- Who Is Valerie Lepelch Dating: Is Valerie Le Pelch Married?
Why Did Bill and Melinda Get Divorced?
Before their surprising divorce, Melinda and Bill were married in 1994 and had been together for nearly 30 years. In the end, Bill’s dubious actions—such as his romance with Jeffrey Epstein and an affair—were what caused the breakup. “There wasn’t a single event or item that transpired. There simply came a time when there was enough there for me to know that it simply wasn’t healthy. Melinda stated this to CBS’ Gayle King via The Guardian: “I couldn’t trust what we had.
“I devoted my entire being to this marriage. From the day we got engaged until the day I left, I was devoted to this marriage. But I also believe that in the past, women were blamed for social ills, she continued. “I hold my head high since I done nothing wrong.” Melinda did not like the way her ex-husband handled a covert sexual harassment charge against his longstanding money manager, two persons with knowledge of the separation said to The New York Times.
Read more:- Peter Krause Dating: Longtime Partners Lauren Graham and Peter Krause Recently Split Up!
According to Bill in May 2022, quoted by The Guardian, “I undoubtedly made mistakes, and I take responsibility.” He continued, “The divorce is undoubtedly a sad thing. “I am accountable for inflicting a great deal of suffering on my family. It was a difficult year. It makes me feel good that we are all making progress right now. He refused to give specifics when questioned about the affair but did not deny it, saying: “Yes, I caused suffering and I feel horrible about that, but I don’t think diving into the particulars at this moment is useful.”