Bill and Melinda Gates's daughter Jennifer Gates engaged to Egyptian show jumper Nayel Nassar

Nassar proposed to Gates during a skiing holiday

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Jennifer Gates, the eldest daughter of Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, is engaged to  Egyptian show jumper Nayel Nassar.

The 23-year-old Stanford graduate announced that she was marrying Nassar on Instagram, with a post on Wednesday, January 29.

"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. "I can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives learning, growing, laughing and loving together. Yes a million times over."

Nassar, 29, who represents Egypt in show jumping, shared two photos from the wintry proposal.

"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," he wrote. "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!"

Gates, who is a trainee doctor, commented on the post saying she was "crying again", adding: "It's fine life is perfect [right now] you’re everything to me".

The couple have been together for just over two years and got engaged during a skiing holiday. They have a mutual love for equestrian sports. Nassar has qualified to represent Egypt in showjumping at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He is ranked 35th in the world. He grew up in Kuwait, where members of his family still live.


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