Bill Gates Engaged To His Girlfriend, Paula Hurd? Microsoft Spokesperson Reveals The Truth

Microsoft spokesperson clarifies engagement rumours of Bill Gates and Paula Hurd after a diamond appeared on the latter's ring finger.


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Bill Gates Engaged To His Girlfriend, Paula Hurd? Microsoft Spokesperson Reveals The Truth

Bill Gates is undoubtedly one of the most successful businessmen of the decade. He has continuously been in the news for his professional and personal life. Quite recently, Bill Gates’ engagement news with his girlfriend, Paula Hurd was doing rounds. Paula Hurd, the widow of Mark Hurd, the former CEO of Oracle, was spotted wearing a diamond ring, which sparked engagement rumours of the duo. A Microsoft spokesperson has come to the forefront and addressed the engagement rumours. Read on to know the deets.

The relationship between Bill Gates and Paula Hurd

The couple first came in the news when they were spotted together in January, at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Both Gates and Hurd are ardent tennis fans and were subsequently spotted in March at the WTA semifinal match of the Indian Wells tennis tournament. Following this, the couple was spotted together at multiple sports events. The duo was also spotted together last month, taking a stroll around the city. As per reports of People, Bill Gates and Paula Hurd have been together for over a year. In February 2023, a source close to the couple confirmed their dating news.

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What sparked the engagement news?

Five months after sources confirmed Gates and Hurd’s dating news, the latter was spotted wearing diamond ring on her ring finger. Paula was out and about in New York City with Gates when the pictures of her wearing the ring surfaced online. This created quite a buzz as fans speculated about the duo's engagement. However, all the conjectures were soon stopped as Gates’ spokesperson addressed the news.

Bill Gates’ spokesperson debunked all the engagement rumours

The tech mogul’s spokesperson soon came upfront and rubbished all the engagement claims of the duo. He spoke to People, and confirmed that the ring that sparked all the engagement rumours had belonged to Mrs Hurd for over a decade. Now that the engagement rumours are out, the fans can’t wait for the two to be engaged. The couple remained a tight-lipped regarding their dating life. Apart from being spotted together at sports events or around the city, the duo has never addressed or denied their dating news. The spokesperson stated:

"Our office can confirm that the ring Mrs Hurd was seen wearing has belonged to her for decades."

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Past relationships of Bill Gates and Paula Hurd

Bill Gates and Melinda French took to Twitter to announce their divorce in May 2021. The duo decided to part ways after being together for 27 years. The couple continues to co-parent their three children. This was one of the most talked about separations of recent times. The divorce of the two was finalised in August 2021. Melinda French is rumoured to be in a relationship with former TV reporter Jon Du Pre. On the other hand, Paula Hurd was married to Mark Hurd, the former CEO of Oracle, till his unfortunate demise on October 18, 2023. The Hurd couple was proud parents of two daughters. 

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