Almost two years after announcing his divorce from Melinda Gates, Bill Gates has a new partner: Paula Hurd, widow of the former co-chairman of the Oracle company and president of HP, Mark Hurd. This has been confirmed by Daily Mail and the magazine People. The relationship, according to the British tabloid, began more than a year ago, although it has now been when it has seen the light. In fact, the two have been photographed together on several occasions, attending the Indian Wells Tennis Open in March last year and, most recently, the men’s final at the Australian Open.
“It is well known that Bill Gates and Paula Hurd go out together, but she has not yet met her children,” says a source quoted by People. Another friend of the new couple consulted by the Daily Mail ensures that “they are inseparable.” The British newspaper points out that Gates, 67, and Hurd, 60, traveled together to Australia, where he met with the Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, and took the opportunity to take a romantic walk through Sydney and visit the famous Opera House city.
The information has come to light a year and a half after Bill and Melinda formalized their divorce, one of the most expensive in history. A decision that ended 27 years of union and that produced three children: Jennifer (26 years old), Rory (23 years old) and Phoebe (20 years old). “We have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works around the world to allow people to lead healthy and productive lives,” the couple said then in the statement issued to announce the separation in May 2021.
This Thursday, February 9, the name of Gates is one of the most repeated on social networks, after chef Jordi Cruz revealed an anecdote that occurred in his ABaC restaurant in Barcelona —three Michelin stars and three Repsol suns—. According to the media chef and jury of masterchef in the program Planet Calleja, the billionaire went to eat with his entire team, “he ordered a soft drink and left.” “Do you think you have to close a nice place to come and have a cola?” added Cruz.
Melinda French Gates —she came to be called that after the divorce— has explained on occasion the grief suffered after her separation from the businessman. In an interview on American television, the philanthropist assured that she shed “many tears for many days.” “I couldn’t trust what we had,” she added at the time, referring to Bill Gates’ affair with a company employee in 2000.