Jennifer Gates, the eldest daughter of Bill and Melinda Gates, speaks out after her billionaire parents announced on Monday, May 4, their decision to divorce after 27 years of marriage.
Her parents made a joint statement about their divorce on Twitter, revealing they had been battling to save the relationship for some time.
Taking to her Instagram story, Jennifer described her parents divorce announcement as a “challenging stretch of time” .
She also asked for privacy as they “navigate the next phases of our lives”.
“Hi friends by now many of you have heard the news that my parents are sepersting”
“It’s been a challenging stretch of time for the whole family”
“I’m still learning how to best support my own process and emotions as well as my family members at this time and am grateful for the space to do so,” Jennifer wrote.
“I won’t personally comment further on anything around the separation.
She added that the kind words and support from people “mean the world to her”.
Jennifer, 25, is the oldest of the estranged couple’s three children, who include her brother Rory, 21, and sister Phoebe, 18.
Jennifer got engaged in January 2020, to Nayel Nassar, who is a professional Egyptian equestrian rider and also a Stanford graduate