Jennifer Gates, the eldest daughter of Bill and Melinda Gates, has reacted after her billionaire parents announced on Monday, May 3, they had decided to partways after 27 years of marriage.
Jennifer on her Instagram story described her parents’ shock divorce announcement as a “challenging stretch of time”, she then requested privacy as they “navigate the next phases of our lives”.
“Hi friends by now many of you have heard the news that my parents are sepersting”
“It’s been a challenging stretch of time for the whole family”
“I’m still learning how to best support my own process and emotions as well as my family members at this time and am grateful for the space to do so,” Jennifer wrote.
“I won’t personally comment further on anything around the separation.
She added that the kind words and support from people “mean the world to her”.
Jennifer, 25, is the oldest of the estranged couple’s three children, who include her brother Rory, 21, and sister Phoebe, 18.
In January 2020, she got engaged to Nayel Nassar, a professional Egyptian equestrian rider and also a Stanford graduate