Bill Gates has found love again following his explosive divorce from his ex-wife, Melinda. The billionaire was spotted with Paula Hurd, the widow of Mark Hurd, the CEO of Oracle.
According to sources, the 67-year-old Microsoft co-founder has been in a relationship with Paula for more than a year now after the death of her husband Mark in 2019. Mark Hurd, who was the CEO of software company Oracle, died in October 2019 after a long battle with cancer.
Most recently, Gates and Hurd were seen together watching the men’s singles final at the Australian Open in January. The couple was spotted sitting side-by-side and holding each other’s hands as they watched the game. Although, the two have been maintaining a cordial relationship before media persons, there’s no mystery that they’re in a romantic relationship.
Even before this, this pair has been spotted in many sporting events. Last September, Bill Gates and Heard were seen at the Laver Cup at the O2 Arena in London; Gates and Paula were previously photographed at the 2021 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, but they were not seated together at the time.
Paula and Mark share two daughters, Kathryn and Kelly. After her husband’s death, Paula has been working as an event planner and philanthropist. Both, Paula and Bill Gates love tennis and had crossed paths before Mark’s death. They run in the same circles and have been often photographed watching tennis games.
“They’re inseparable and spend most of the time together. They’ve been together for over a year now,” a friend of the rumoured couple told the news.com.au.
Bill Gates divorced his wife of 30 years Melinda in August 2021. However, they run their foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation together.