Jennifer Gates, 23, shared some happy news today… she’s engaged!
The daughter of Bill and Melinda Gates posted pics from the snowy proposal on Instagram, revealing boyfriend Nayel Nassar, 29, popped the question.
"Nayel Nassar, you are one of a kind. Absolutely swept me off my feet this past weekend, surprising me in the most meaningful location over one of our many shared passions," she wrote alongside a picture of her stunned reaction. "I can't wait to spend the rest of our lives learning, growing, laughing and loving together. Yes a million times over. AHHH!!!"
Nassar, an equestrian, gushed on Instagram, "SHE SAID YES!! I'm feeling like the luckiest (and happiest) man in the world right about now. Jenn, you are everything I could have possibly imagined..and so much more. I can't wait to keep growing together through this journey called life, and I simply can't imagine mine without you anymore. Love you more than you can possibly imagine, and thank you for making every single day feel like a dream to me. Here's to forever!"
The couple shares a love of horses. Nassar is a pro and will represent Egypt in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. EmiratesWoman.com reports Nayel was born in Chicago, but grew up in Kuwait. He returned to the U.S. in 2009 to attend college.
Gates is an amateur rider who has competed internationally. They also share Stanford as an alma mater. He graduated in 2013, while she enrolled in 2014.
Jennifer, 23, has managed to balance her equestrian pursuits with her studies. In 2018, she graduated from Stanford with a BA in Human Biology. After taking a break to pursue competitive riding, she enrolled in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City in 2019.
They reportedly started dating in 2016.