Melinda French Gates is likely dating again following her divorce from Bill Gates. This marks the first time the philanthropist has been rumored to be dating since her divorce, which was finalized in August 2021.
So, who is it that Melinda has been seeing?
These romance rumors are about Melinda and former TV reporter Jon Du Pre of course. So, now, let us tell you more in this writing called ‘Jon Du Pre Bio’.
Meet Jon Du Pre, Melinda Gates’s Alleged Boyfriend
Jon Du Pre, a former reporter who worked as a correspondent for Fox News in the ’90s and early 2000s, and Melinda Gates have been spending time together for a few months (before November 2022). On the internet, there are glimpses of them attending a basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Boston Celtics from back in April 2022.
According to TMZ, which did not say when the alleged couple even appear to be mingling with family members. As per the outlet, a group of them joined the couple at Pelican Hill, a 5-star hotel in Newport Beach, California.
However, neither Melinda nor Jon spoke, so far, publicly about their reported romance. But, of course, you should not know the fact that Melinda’s youngest child follows Jon on Instagram. Yet, Jon still listed himself as ‘single’ on social media, as of the time of this writing.
Earlier in 2022, in her first interview since the divorce, Melinda talked candidly about “definitely” being open to dating again. At that point, she was “dipping her toe” in “that water a little bit”.
Who Are Jon Du Pre Kids?
Jon Du Pre has three adult children, sons Kasey and Jonny and daughter Jessie, from a previous marriage with Gina Dupre. Gina, on Instagram @ginadupre, was staying in Orem City, Utah as of 2022.
The last time we heard about it, in 2000, Jon and Gina were still married.
On Jon’s social media, other than pics of him in the gym and training for triathlons, one can see him share proud family photos with his children.
Son Jonny J Dupre was born on 1 May 1995. So, he reached the age of 27 in 2022. Another son Kasey Du Pre has been working as the senior manager in sales development at Lucid Software. Like Jonny, he also attended Brigham Young University. He got his bachelor’s degree in Political Science (2010 – 2014). While daughter Jessie J Dupre, born in October 1992, graduated from the U of U.
Jon Du Pre Age
Jon Du Pre was reportedly born in 1958. So, he likely reached the age of 64 in 2022.
Jon Du Pre Job
Jon admits to being a dad, TV news guy, writer guy, and Ex Jock guy, on social media. Also, his LinkedIn goes on to point out his career more in detail. According to it, he has continued being the owner and president at Du Pre Media, LLC since January 2011.
Back in the day, fresh out of BYU in 1985, Jon started as a part-time reporter and stringer for KTVX. Soon, his career took him to places such as Green Bay, Boston, and Phoenix, including a stint as a network correspondent stationed in Los Angeles, covering the western U.S. and Central America. Along the way, he also picked up a few Emmy awards as well as a Golden Mic, and numerous accolades from the Associated Press.
In May of 2000, he published a memoir entitled The Prodigal Father – A True Story of Tragedy, Survival, and Reconciliation in an American Family which enjoyed Amazon.com Bestseller status for eight weeks and was optioned for a feature film by Disney. Fast forward to today, Jon was said to be working on the sequel, Brothers and Keepers, among other things.
How Much Is Jon Du Pre’s Net Worth?
Jon Du Pre was reportedly standing at above $5 million net worth as of 2022.
Jon Du Pre Height
Jon Du Pre stands below 6’1” in height. Still, he is not the big one in his family. Because his son, “little” Jonny was 6’10” and 240 lbs by December 2021.
Jon Du Pre Family
Jon is the son of Bob Du Pre and Marquise Du Pre.
He grew up believing his dad was his hero. The patriarch was a former FBI agent who later on became a prominent attorney in Andersen, South Carolina. But, Jon realized with time that his father was no longer the great guy that he thought him to be. Bob had a serious drinking problem and even a mistress. As Jon shared later, he hid both behind his upstanding exterior.
Every now and then Bob showed up for short periods of time and then disappeared again. He would borrow money, spend it on booze and drugs, and that would repeat. So one time after Bob disappeared, Jon did not see him again for almost 20 years. In between that time, Jon married his girlfriend Gina, got himself a plum TV job in Boston, and tried living his ideal life, but deep down he was still filled with rage.
When it came to his mom though Jon always felt good. He always thinks of her as a beauty with a bright smile and bright hopes, as someone who loved her dance and her three boys. Apparently, it was she who finished raising her kids by herself.
Jon has two brothers, Darryl and Marq. Marq, full name Marquis R. DuPre, went to T. L. Hanna High School and San Dieguito High and was living in Salt Lake City, Utah by 2022.
Is Jon Du Pre Mormon?
Jon Du Pre surely admitted to being religious, on social media. But, he still did not clarify if it is the Mormon beliefs or some other kind of that he believes in.
As for his political affiliation, he emphasized being “independent”.
Where Is Jon Du Pre From?
Jon Du Pre originally comes from Anderson, South Carolina. By 2022 though, he had marked Hurricane, Utah as his current city.
When Is Jon Du Pre’s Birthday?
Jon Du Pre’s birthday is on November 7th and that makes him a Scorpio.
Is Jon Du Pre On Instagram?
Jon Du Pre could be found on Instagram @jon_du_pre with 75 posts and 369 followers as of 11 November 2022.
Besides, Jon also seemed active on Twitter @jdupre4 and Facebook.