Who is Gina Larsen? Melinda Gates' new BF Jon Du Pre admitted to abusing pregnant beauty queen ex-wife

Melinda Gates' rumored boyfriend Jon Du Pre admitted to verbally abusing his ex-wife Gina Larsen while she was pregnant in his memoir 'The Prodigal Father'

Who is Gina Larsen? Melinda Gates' new BF Jon Du Pre admitted to abusing pregnant beauty queen ex-wife
Gina Larsen (L) was previously married to Melinda Gates' new boyfriend Jon Du Pre (C) (Gina DuPre/LinkedIn, @jon_du_pre/Instagram, and Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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Melinda Gates' rumored boyfriend has admitted to verbally abusing his ex-wife Gina Larsen while she was pregnant. His comments were revealed in an unearthed excerpt of his 2000 memoir. Melinda, 58, who recently split from ex-husband Bill Gates, is rumored to be secretly dating former Fox News reporter Jon Du Pre, 68, according to TMZ.

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Larsen and Du Pre met while they were both studying journalism at the Mormon college Brigham Young. He has spoken of his marriage in his autobiography named 'The Prodigal Father'. "Once she was disarmed and I was loaded with explosive rage, she didn't have a chance," he wrote, according to the Daily Mail. "I stood and ran across the living room at my pregnant wife, and she cowered as I swelled with hot, angry air and launched the worst verbal attack she had ever endured."

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Who is Gina Larson?

Gina Larsen is a former Miss Utah. She competed in Miss America in Atlantic City in 1986. According to her LinkedIn profile, where her name is mentioned as "Gine DuPre", she works as a Virtual Services Account Manager at Cisco. She has previously worked with Clicktale, Adobe, Computer Integrated Services, and Interior Concepts Full Service Design Studio. She worked as a reporter/anchor at KSL 5 TV. 

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Her LinkedIn bio reads, "Experienced Account Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in Enterprise Software, Partner Management, Professional Services, Virtualization, and Salesforce.com. Strong sales professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Communication from Brigham Young University."

Du Pre wrote the memoir that shortly after his and Gina's marriage in 1986, Larsen discovered his rage and had "learned which of my buttons never to press". He wrote, "Gina grew accustomed to being crushed in arguments, to being embarrassed in front of our friends, to taking the blame for little thing that went wrong — the baby's stinking diaper, the burnt toast, the bounced check. I knew that demons from my past were threatening to destroy this new life that meant so much to me."

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Larsen remarried motivational speaker Todd King, also a Brigham Young graduate, since her marriage to Du Pre. She sang the song 'The Greatest Love of All' for the talent portion of the Miss Utah competition in 1985. 

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