Gearing up for the big day!
Blushing bride-to-be Jennifer Gates and her hunky fiancé Nayel Nassar were spotted mingling with her famous parents, Bill and Melinda Gates, at a rehearsal dinner on Friday, October 15.
Jennifer is tying the knot with her equestrian beau at her 124-acre $16 million horse farm in upstate New York on Saturday.
The soon-to-be-newlyweds were accompanied by Jennifer’s younger brother, Rory, 22, in photos obtained by Daily Mail. No one has seen a glimpse of 19-year-old sister Phoebe yet.
The lovebirds were posing for pictures on the mansion's deck as well as a photographer capturing snaps of the duo around the property. The happy couple were also seen dancing and sharing a passionate smooch.
Preparations are in full swing for the extravagant nuptials that a source dubbed as “totally over-the-top,” adding it’s cost totals “at least $2 million” and causing quite a stir with surrounding residents.
The soiree is “unpleasant for the neighbors and the wildlife that made their home on the farm,” a source dished, noting the amount of people coming in-and-out of the property to help set up is absurd.
“Trucks are constantly coming and going into a field on the farm where deer used to graze,” the insider explained. “There's a noisy forklift and dozens of workers are driving around on ATVs.”
Jennifer announced her engagement to the millionaire show jumper last year. “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 captioned a snap of the lovebirds via Instagram on January 29, 2020. “I can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives learning, growing, laughing and loving together. Yes a million times over. 💍AHHH!!!”
The rehearsal dinner marks the first time the Microsoft co-founder and his ex have been seen together publicly since their divorce was finalized in August.
Bill — who has an estimated net worth of $130 billion — announced he and Melinda, 57, were going their separate ways in May after 27 years of marriage.
“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the 65-year-old wrote in a joint statement posted on Twitter. “We no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”