Just when it looked like Bill Gates was about to join Jeff Bezos in the Recently Engaged Billionaires Club — we’ve learned it just ain’t happening … at least not yet.
The Microsoft founder and his girlfriend, Paula Hurd, recently made news when the two were spotted out in NYC this weekend. Interestingly enough, Paula’s been wearing a ring on THAT finger … leading many to speculate the two were engaged.
We reached out to a rep for Gates who tells us Paula’s ring is actually one she’s owned for decades — aka, it’s nothing new or to symbolize an upcoming marriage.
Engagement or not, the pair still seem to be enjoying their time in the city … spotted getting on a helicopter out of the city Monday.
Paula and Bill were linked early last year when they were photographed at a tennis tournament in Indian Wells, CA.
TMZ broke the story — Bill and Melinda Gates finalized their divorce in August 2021 — agreeing to follow terms of a “Separation Contract” which determined who walked away with what as far as money and property.
As for Paula, she’s the widow of former Oracle co-CEP and president Mark Hurd.
Unclear if the two will get an invite to Jeff and Lauren Sanchez‘s wedding … as we first reported, Jeff popped the question in Spain back in May — but neither Couple would have any issue covering the ceremony costs.