Bill and Melinda Gates came together in New York City to celebrate their daughter Phoebe’s 21st birthday at the popular restaurant Carbone. The former couple, who recently ended their 27-year marriage, put aside their differences to mark this special occasion with their youngest child.
Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, opted for a casual outfit, wearing a wool sweater over a white t-shirt, blue chinos, and navy sneakers. Melinda chose a white flowing dress paired with bright pink strappy high-heel sandals and a matching purse. Their daughter Phoebe, a student at Stanford University, looked stunning in a short pink cocktail dress, complemented by a ponytail and brown heels.
Earlier in the day, Bill shared a heartfelt tribute to Phoebe on Instagram, expressing his pride in her achievements. Phoebe has been turning heads at New York Fashion Week and has gained attention in the fashion world over the years. She is known for her activism in reproductive rights and is studying Human Biology at Stanford.
Melinda also celebrated her daughter’s birthday by sharing a Facetime call, where she advised Phoebe to cherish her friendships and always stay true to herself. Phoebe’s older sister, Jennifer, also expressed her pride and love for her in a social media post.
Phoebe is the youngest of the Gates’ three children and is estimated to have a net worth of around $10 million, largely due to her parents’ wealth. She has embraced the fashion industry and has even interned at British Vogue. With her college roommate, she is in the process of launching a sustainable fashion platform called Phia, which has already garnered partnerships with renowned designers such as Stella McCartney.
While Bill and Melinda’s relationship ended amidst allegations of infidelity on Bill’s part and his association with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, they have both moved on and reportedly started dating new partners. Bill has been seen with Paula Hurd, the former wife of Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd, while Melinda has reportedly been in a relationship with former Fox reporter Jon Du Pre.
Despite their separation, the Gates have always been committed to providing a normal life for their children. Bill has emphasized the importance of education for his kids, vowing to give them a small amount of money while donating the rest to his foundation. These efforts aim to help their children establish their own paths without the burden of immense wealth.
The Gates’ family dynamics may have changed, but their love for their children remains unwavering. As they celebrate Phoebe’s milestone birthday, they showcase their dedication to supporting her achievements and embracing her passions.