Bill Gates has been at a luxury country club in California where he owns a mansion since the news of his divorce with Melinda Gates broke, a source told Page Six on Tuesday.

The couple, who have been married for 27 years and have three children, announced on May 3 that they were going to split up.

The 65-year-old billionaire has been laying low in his multi million-dollar house at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells for a few months, according to the source.

“Bill clearly saw this divorce coming for a long time because he’s been there for around three months,” the source told Page Six, part of the New York Post.

The Microsoft founder was spotted at the luxury golf and country club with his 25-year-old daughter Jennifer Gates and her partner, Nayel Nassar, an Egyptian millionaire and show jumper, according to the source.

“It is the perfect place for Bill to hide out from anyone who wants to question him about his divorce or his alleged ties to Epstein,” the source said.

Gates bought a huge six-bed mansion at The Vintage Club for $12.5 million in 1990, according to a Forbes report.

On its website, the club describes itself as “one of the United States’ most prestigious and ultra-exclusive private country club communities.”

The club, which costs $250,000 to join, is a members-only country club where high-profile people such as businessmen Charles Koch, Philip Anshultz, and Dennis Washington go to enjoy luxury properties and play golf. The club has two championship golf courses, a spa, restaurants, and tennis courts.

The Vintage Club’s current real-estate listings range from $755,000 for a Hacienda-style cottage to upwards of $17 million for a custom home.

The couple’s divorce has taken the world by surprise, but Melinda Gates was reportedly speaking to divorce lawyers in 2019. She described the marriage as “irretrievably broken” in divorce filings.

A source told The New York Times on Sunday that Melinda’s body language when she appeared in public alongside Bill suggested their relationship had been on the rocks for a while. Reports also suggested that the pair wanted to wait until their youngest daughter, Phoebe, turned 18 before they divorced. – businessinsider


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