This week, Bill and Melinda Gates, who were once married, put on a display of harmony by attending their daughter Jennifer’s Columbia University graduation together.
This week, Jennifer, 27, obtained her master’s degree in public health, and two years after their divorce, her affluent parents reunited to support her. One of the few times they have been spotted together since their divorce was made public was at the graduation ceremony.
The mother-of-one uploaded a photo of herself in her cap and gown with her husband Nayel Nassar, Bill, 67, and Melinda, 58.
In the photo, Melinda donned a pink and orange dress with a matching sweater, while the Microsoft founder opted for a navy blue suit.
Jennifer – who gave birth to her first child, a baby girl whose name has not been shared yet, back in April – also revealed on her Stories that she received an award for ‘Excellence in General Public Health.’
While they were together, Bill and Melinda welcomed three children – including Jennifer, and her siblings Rory, 23, and Phoebe , 20
This isn’t the first time that Bill and Melinda put their differences aside to be there for their kids.
They also reunited to walk daughter Jennifer down the aisle at her wedding to Nayel in October 2021.
The former couple announced that they were divorcing in May 2021 after 27 years of marriage.
Five months later, Melinda spoke out about the ‘unbelievably painful’ split to Fortune magazine, while explaining that she ‘just couldn’t stay in that marriage anymore.’