The renowned equestrian rose to fame as the heiress of the billionaire household alongside her younger siblings, Rory, and Phoebe Gates. In 2021, the Stanford graduate made waves following her fairytale wedding to Nayel Nassar.
A month after the couple announced the birth of their first child, a daughter whose name remains a mystery, the proud grandparents honored the young mother on her 27th birthday.
Bill & Melinda Gates Pen Sweet Tributes To Their Firstborn Child On Her Big Day
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On April 26, the equestrian-turned-medical student received heartwarming messages from her loved ones as she clocked a new age. Kick-starting the celebrations, the Microsoft co-founder took to Instagram with an adorable father-and-daughter picture.
The image captured the two giving off doppelganger vibes with similar facial features. Despite being significantly older than Jennifer, the resemblance between Bill and the celebrant was evident, especially when they smiled.
The duo accentuated their likeness by matching their casual ensembles. The father-of-three donned a gray sweatshirt while his daughter rocked a black round-neck and paired it with a gray cap.
Raving about his love for the 27-year-old in the post’s caption, the patriarch wrote: “Happy birthday, Jenn! You continue to amaze me with your intelligence, creativity, and compassion. I feel fortunate to be your dad and am proud of everything you’ve accomplished. Love you always!”
The celebrant also echoed her adoration for the business mogul in the comment section with the message: “Love you, Dad! Thank you!” Following Bill’s post, his ex-wife dedicated a loving tribute to Jennifer.
Melinda updated her Instagram page with a black-and-white throwback image of herself lifting her young daughter in the air. The mother-of-three looked affectionately at the toddler, who flashed a radiant smile for her mother.
Alongside this sweet image came a more endearing message filled with maternal love. “Happy birthday, Jenn! It’s hard to believe you’re already 27,” the Texas native began her heartwarming caption.
“Watching you grow into the amazing woman you are today—and become a mother to your daughter—has been one of the greatest joys of my life,” the smitten grandmother continued.
“I can’t wait to see what this next year holds for you. I love you!” Melinda concluded the post, dropping a red heart and confetti emoji. Additionally, fans and celebrities joined the 58-year-old in wishing Jennifer the happiest birthday.
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The list included the founder of McGee Media, Dyllan McGee, who chimed: “Happy Birthday to the new Mom @jenniferkgates! Sending you a big hug!” Meanwhile, billionaire businesswoman Sara Blakely supported the post with three red heart emojis.
The celebrant also responded to her mother’s post, dropping three purple heart emojis alongside the comment: “Love you more than words. Thank you, Mom.”
The First-Time Grandparents Are Head Over Heels For Their Adorable Grandchild
Earlier in April, The Blast reported that Bill and Melinda relished their new status as grandparents. Despite their separation, the billionaire duo shared similar affections as they gushed about their first grandchild in separate Instagram posts.
The honorary Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) shared a picture of herself posing with her newborn granddaughter. In the post, the philanthropist concealed the baby’s face by wrapping her in a pink blanket while cradling the child to her chest.
Melinda smiled brightly at the camera, looking blissful as she lounged on the cushion with her granddaughter. The 58-year-old captioned this happy moment with a lengthy message that read:
“There is nothing quite like holding your first grandchild. It seems like just yesterday I was holding Jenn at this age. Now she has a baby of her own—and I am bursting with pride watching her and Nayel step into their new role as parents.”
Bill shared a picture of himself on a couch on his social media page while bonding with the little angel. The business magnate was captured playfully touching his granddaughter’s tiny fingers, whose face was turned away from the camera.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom captioned this heartwarming interaction: “I can’t wait to watch you discover the world.” The former couple’s posts received positive responses from their followers, including stars like Malala Yousafzai, Dax Shepard, and Ava DuVernay.