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After months of being footloose and fancy-free, Melinda French Gates has entered cuffing season, according to TMZ.

The outlet reported Wednesday, November 9. 2022 that Gates, 58, has been dating Jon Du Pre, a former Fox News correspondent, “for a few months and maybe longer.”

Du Pre, 63, is now a strategic communications specialist.

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Jon Du Pre, a former Fox News correspondent and Melinda French Gate’s rumoured boyfriend

The pair were spotted at a Brooklyn Nets game in April, though it’s unclear how the two originally met.

If confirmed, it will be Gates’ first public romance since her high-profile split from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, which was finalized last August after 27 years of marriage.

Gates called the divorce “unbelievably painful” in an interview with Fortune last month, though she told CBS’ Gayle King earlier this year that she was “dipping [her] toe” back into the murky waters of the dating world.

“I feel like I’m in a really good place,” she said at the time. “And I’m really, really excited about my life and about the world—the work ahead.”

5 Things To Know About Jon Du Pre Who Is Reportedly Dating Melinda Gates

1. Jon was a reporter for over 20 years

While he hasn’t been a reporter for a few years now, Jon has a strong background in journalism. One of his first anchor-ing jobs was back in 1995, when he worked for KPNX in Arizona. His career took him to a number of local stations in a variety of states, including Utah, California, and more. One of his most well-known jobs though was working as a correspondent for Fox News from 1998 to 2002, per his LinkedInEven though his last anchor job was with ABC 4 in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2015, Jon has clearly kept news in his sights, as he also is the president and CEO of his own company Du Pre Media, LLC.

2. He wrote a memoir in 2000

While much of his work has been as a TV anchor and in broadcasting, Jon also notably wrote a book, The Prodigal Father: A True Story of Tragedy, Survival, And Reconciliation In An American Family. The memoir follows Jon and his “search for his once successful father among the nation’s homeless and describes the process by which he came to forgive the man who abandoned his family twenty years earlier,” per the book’s description. The book was a bestseller on Amazon for about two months and was even optioned for a movie from Disney, according to his ABC 4 bio.


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3. He has 3 kids

While much about Jon’s personal life is kept private, he is a father of three grown-up children. He has a daughter Jessie as well as two sons Kasey and Jonny. He occasionally shares photos of his kids and grandchildren on his Instagram.


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4. He studied at Brigham Young University

Before starting his career as a journalist, Jon was a student at Utah’s famed Brigham Young University, where he studied both broadcast journalism and Italian language and literature. He clearly enjoyed his time in Utah, as when he returned as an anchor for ABC 4, he told the outlet, I’m delighted to be back home in one of the fastest growing, most dynamic, interesting, and beautiful places in America.”


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5. He’s an Avid Golfer

While he’s a passionate journalist and storyteller, Jon also clearly loves to unwind with a round of golf! The former reporter occasionally posts photos of himself hitting the greens and writing about his games in the captions on his Instagram. That’s not his only form of exercise though. He also occasionally shares photos of himself going on picturesque hikes and going for runs.

Source: Daily Beast

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