Jennifer Katharine Gates, the 23-year-old daughter of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, announced her engagement to her Egyptian boyfriend Nayel Nassar on Friday. According to CNN, the eldest daughter of Bill and Melinda Gates made the official announcement via an Instagram post. The couple announced their engagement following a three-year courtship.
Jennifer and 28-year-old Nayel share a common passion for horse riding and attended Stanford University together. Nassar is a professional show jumper who played a crucial role in helping the Egyptian team qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Jennifer, while not a professional equestrian, has participated in several amateur competitions across the world.
Nassar also updated his Instagram profile with an image of them together. He thanked Jennifer for "making every single day feel like a dream to me."
His Instagram post continued to express his excitement about their engagement.
"SHE SAID YES!!???? I'm feeling like the luckiest (and happiest) man in the world right about now. Jenn, you are everything I could have possibly imagined..and so much more. I can't wait to keep growing together through this journey called life, and I simply can't imagine mine without you anymore. Love you more than you can possibly imagine."
According to Affair Post, Bill Gates has always been supportive of Jennifer's passion for horses, and reportedly even bought a property in Wellington, Florida, to build an equestrian training ground. Reportedly, he spent more than $1 million to rent an opulent manor near Palm Beach, Florida, so that she could be closer to the Winter Equestrian Festival.
Jennifer Gates is the eldest of Bill and Melinda Gates' three children. She has a younger brother and a sister.