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It's a girl! Jennifer Gates looks radiant in red as she poses with mom Melinda during lavish baby shower

On November 24, Jennifer Gates posted a picture of herself and her husband Nayel Nassar together to reveal that she was expecting her first child
UPDATED DEC 23, 2022
Jennifer Gates, 26 was joined by her mother, Melinda Gates, on her special day (Instagram/@jenniferkgates)
Jennifer Gates, 26 was joined by her mother, Melinda Gates, on her special day (Instagram/@jenniferkgates)

NORTH SALEM, NEW YORK: Jennifer Gates shared pictures of her baby shower while revealing to her fans that she was having a baby girl. One month after revealing that she and her husband, Nayel Nassar, were expecting their first child together, the 26-year-old celebrated the impending arrival with a spectacular party attended by a number of her close friends and family members.

The eldest child of Microsoft mogul Bill Gates and his ex-wife, Melinda, gave a behind-the-scenes peek at the lavish party on Instagram on December 22, revealing that she is expecting a girl. She held her growing baby belly tenderly while donning a stunning maroon outfit. One picture had Jennifer and Melinda smiling in front of a Christmas tree decorated with baby toys and surrounded by pink gifts, while another showcased venue for the opulent party. Many of the decorations had a horse-themed aesthetic, including pink rocking horses, which were a nod to her rich equestrian husband Nayel Nassar.


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“Still on cloud nine after this baby shower," she gushed in the captions of the post. The post read, "Thank you to all the people who have given me and baby girl so much love from near and far and @melindafrenchgates for hosting this incredible evening. Our hearts are all so full. Also thank you to all the creatives, and wonderful people who put together this very special event- your talents continue to amaze me!” She shared another picture cradling her baby bump to her Instagram Stories the same day, captioning it, “Heart & belly so full,” alongside a pink heart emoji. 


Her mother was also present in the celebrations wearing a white flowery dress with black heels. The businesswoman reposted Jennifer's Instagram post to her Instagram Stories adding the caption, "My heart is so full."

On November 24, Jennifer announced that she was pregnant with her first child by posting a picture of her and Nayel together where her bump was clearly visible. She captioned it "Thankful," adding an emoji of a bottle and a heart in green. Melinda, the anticipating grandmother, gushed at the announcement, saying, "I couldn't be more excited to meet this little one and watch you two become parents."


The newborn daughter of Jennifer and Nayel will be Bill and Melinda's first grandchild since their divorce in 2021 after 27 years of marriage. Melinda opened up about the breakdown of her marriage in detail after the pair split up, claiming that a number of factors over time, rather than one specific event, contributed to their dissolution. In an interview with Fortune magazine, she revealed that the Covid-19 pandemic helped give her the "privacy to do what she needed to do," adding, "It’s unbelievably painful, in innumerable ways, but I had the privacy to get through it."

The ex-couple walked Jennifer down the aisle during her wedding last October despite their relationship coming to an end. On that special day, they put their disagreements aside and stood side by side as they walked their daughter to the altar. They were also spotted leaving the event together as well, as per Daily Mail.