Melinda French Gates is reportedly in the middle of her first love reboot since splitting from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and is dating hunky former TV anchor Jon Du Pre.

Sources told TMZ that French Gates, 58, has been dating the ripped silver fox “for a few months and maybe longer.”

In fact, the philanthropist was spotted with Du Pre, 63, at a Brooklyn Nets game with the Celtics in April, suggesting they have been seeing each other at least seven months, the outlet said.

They even appear to be mingling with family members, with a group of them joining the couple at Pelican Hill, a 5-star hotel in Newport Beach, California, according to TMZ, which did not say when.

Jon Du Pre smiling in social media photo.
French Gates, 58, has been dating Du Pre, pictured, “for a few months and maybe longer,” according to TMZ’s sources.
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Melinda French Gates
This is seemingly Melinda French Gates’ first love reboot since splitting from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
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The pair “appear to be getting along just fine,” the outlet insisted.

The reported romance appears to be French Gates’ first since the shock announcement in May last year of the end to her 27-year marriage. The Gateses — who have three children, Jennifer, 25, Rory, 23, and Phoebe, 19 — finally divorced in August that year.

Melinda French Gates with then-husband Bill in 2019 before their split.
The rumored romance would be French Gates’ first since her high-profile divorce from Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
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Du Pre was a national correspondent for Fox News for four years, and has anchored news for a number of stations, including KPNX-TV in Arizona, KTVX-TV in Utah and KUSI-TV in San Diego, California, his LinkedIn shows.

For the last 11 years, he has been a strategic communications guru with his own company, Du Pre Media, LLC — while also busily posing for shirtless thirst traps on social media.

Jon Du Pre in shirtless social media pic.
The former Fox News correspondent regularly poses shirtless in social media pics.
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Along with pics of him in the gym and training for triathlons, Du Pre shares proud family photos with his three adult children, sons Kasey and Jonny and daughter Jessie.

He previously wrote a memoir, “The Prodigal Father,” about his dark quest to find his own dad, an FBI agent-turned-civil rights lawyer who had been a “hero” in his eyes, Publishing weekly noted. 

“The author effectively traces his dysfunctional family history through uncomfortable afternoons in strangers’ living rooms while his father visited with one of his mistresses in the bedroom” as well as “his father’s drunken rages,” the summary says.

Reps for French Gates didn’t immediately return requests for comment. Du Pre still lists himself as “single” on social media.

Last month, French Gates admitted her divorce had been “unbelievably painful,” blaming unspecified “reasons” that she “just couldn’t stay in that marriage anymore.”

Melinda French Gates with then-husband Bill in 2018 before their split.
French Gates recently admitted that her divorce from billionaire Bill was “unbelievably painful.”
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It was revealed in 2021 that Bill had a lengthy affair with a Microsoft employee in 2000 and that he reportedly asked out several women in the office while he was married.

French Gates later admitted that her ex’s association with now-deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein played a role in her decision to leave Gates.

“I did not like that he had meetings with Jeffrey Epstein, no. I made that clear to him,” the former computer scientist told Gayle King on “CBS Mornings.”

“He was abhorrent. He was evil personified. My heart breaks for these women,” she said of the many Epstein accusers.





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