One of the wealthiest families in the world has grown: Jennifer Gates (26), the eldest daughter of Microsoft founder Bill Gates (67), and her husband Nayel Nassar (32) have become parents for the first time. The couple announced the happy news with a sweet photo on Instagram. This shows the newborn in his mother's arms. The father lovingly supports the little feet with his hands. "Lovely greetings from our healthy little family," reads the caption.
The congratulations are piling up in the comment field below the post. The well-wishers also include the new grandmother Melinda French Gates (58). "Welcome to the world. My heart is full," she says happily. It is the first grandchild for her and her ex-husband Bill Gates.
The anticipation among the expectant grandparents was correspondingly high. "I couldn't be more excited to meet this little kid and see you both become parents," French Gates captioned a photo of Jennifer Gates with her husband and a noticeable baby bump in late November.
Jennifer Gates and Nayel Nassar, who are both show jumpers, met at the riding arena. In January 2020, the couple got engaged while on a skiing vacation. In October 2021, the wedding took place at their farm in Westchester County, New York.
Jennifer is the eldest daughter of Bill and Melinda Gates, who married in 1994. In addition to her, the two have son Rory (23) and daughter Phoebe (20). Bill and Melinda Gates have been divorced since 2021.