Jennifer Gates and Nayel Nassar announce first pregnancy after 1 year of marriage: ‘Grateful’

Jennifer Gates and Nayel Nassar

Jennifer Gates and Nayel Nassar

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Jennifer Gates and Nayel Nassar are expecting their first child!

The 25-year-old daughter of billionaire Bill Gates and ex-wife Melinda French Gates announced the pregnancy news in a joint post with her 31-year-old husband. Alongside two sweet photos posted on Instagram on Thanksgiving, they wrote: “Grateful. 💚🍼”

In the post’s first photo, the married duo embraced each other as they posed in front of a rock wall, surrounded by greenery and countryside. All the while, Jennifer caressed her baby bump in a flowy, short-sleeved, green dress.

The second photo was a solo of Jennifer looking down at her baby bump, which she also put her hand around.

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Jennifer married Nassar, an Olympic equestrian, in October 2021 after almost four years of dating. The wedding was held at their farm in Westchester County, New York.

Jennifer is also an accomplished equestrian and owner of Evergate Stables, and she previously said the couple’s love of the sport was part of what brought them together.

“Horses are just a part of our lives, but we love the sport,” she told CNN’s EQ riding show in 2019. “He’s a professional and I’m doing this as an amateur. So to be able to share our love and passion for horses with each other is just incredible.”

The couple announced their engagement via a January 2020 Instagram post, with Jennifer calling Nassar “one of a kind” while enthusing about the romantic proposal.

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Jennifer Gates and Nayel Nassar

Jennifer Gates and Nayel Nassar

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“Absolutely swept me off my feet this past weekend and surprised me in the most meaningful place over one of our many shared passions,” she captioned the sweet pic. “I can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives learning, growing, laughing and loving together. Yes, a million more times.”

Nassar also posted photos from the proposal on his own Instagram account, writing, “SHE SAID YES!!”

“I feel like the luckiest (and happiest) man in the world right now,” he continued. “Jenn, you are everything I could have ever imagined..and so much more. I can’t wait to keep growing together through this journey called life and I just can’t imagine mine without you anymore . Love you more than you could imagine and thank you for making every single day feel like a dream to me. Here’s to forever!”

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