Melinda Gates is one of the richest women in the world, but now she’s off the market … we’ve learned the philanthropist and ex-wife of Bill Gates has a new man in her life.
Sources with direct knowledge tell us … Melinda’s been dating Jon Du Pre for a few months and maybe longer. Du Pre is a former reporter and touts himself as a Strategic Communications Specialist, with 35 years of experience in broadcasting, writing, video production, public speaking and more. He was a TV correspondent for Fox News Channel in the late 90’s and early 2000’s.
Melinda hasn’t been seen a whole lot publicly since she and Bill finalized their divorce in August. Melinda and Jon were spotted together at a Nets and Celtics game back in April … so you gotta imagine they’ve been seeing each other since at least back then.
What’s more … we know Melinda, Jon and some members of their families recently hit Pelican Hill — the 5-star hotel in Newport Beach.
It’s unclear how 58-year-old Melinda and Jon — who is in his 60’s — first met, but nonetheless … they appear to be getting along just fine.
TMZ broke the story — things between Bill and Melinda were nasty leading up to their divorce — including a private island trip Melinda planned for her family to avoid the media onslaught once the divorce became public … a trip Bill was not invited to join.