So, it’s official Bill Gates is in a relationship, with none other than Paula Hurd, widow of Mark Hurd, the CEO of software company Oracle and the one-time boss of Hewlett-Packard, who is no more. The newly bonded pair, all smiles, was photographed sitting next to each other as they watched the Australian Open in January 2023.
Anyway, in the rest of the writing, we shall now talk about Paula Hurd’s parents instead, i.e., as for people’s demands.
Who Are Paula Hurd’s Parents?
Unfortunately, Paula Hurd’s parents are no more. First, it was Paula’s father who passed away and recently, her mother also joined him. Here’s what we know about them individually and together.
Meet Edmund Kalupa, Paula Hurd’s Father
Paula Hurd’s father Edmund Kalupa passed away on 23 April 1996. He was at the time survived by his “loving” family, which included his wife Mary L. Kalupa and their bunch of kids (including Paula).
Edmund was also fondly called “Bud” by his friends and family.
Edmund Kalupa Age At The Time Of His Death
Edmund, with full name Edmund Joseph Kalupa, was born on 4 June 1919. So, considering this and his time of demise, he only lived until the age of 76.
Edmund Kalupa Job
So far, it was not known what Edmund Kalupa did for a living.
Meet Mary Kalupa, Paula Hurd Mother
Mary Kalupa, according to her obituary, was an “extraordinary” woman. The long gratitude-filled text also described her as quick-witted, incredibly strong, resilient, and a true survivor who was always there for her kids, grandkids, and friends.
When alive, she loved traveling, was a tennis enthusiast, an avid walker, and had a passion for unsolved mysteries. She was a great competitor in games and loved decorating for and celebrating all holidays with the family.
Mary Kalupa Age At The Time Of His Death
Mary Lou Kalupa was 87 when she passed away “peacefully” with family by her side on 28 June 2021. AKA Mary Lou (Stoken) Kalupa, she was born in July of 1933 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Mary Kalupa Job
Mary Kalupa worked in a variety of positions throughout her life. But, the most memorable one was when she co-owned and co-operated East End Pastries in East Grand Rapids for many years with none other than her husband, Edmund.
Even before this, Mary graduated from Godwin High School in 1951 where she excelled in sports and theater while doing great in academics.
How Long Were Paula Hurd’s Parents Married?
Paula Hurd’s parents were married to each other until Edmund was no more. What year did the two got married? This is a topic for another time. Also, at the time, the answer was not known.
Where Did Paula Hurd’s Parents Live?
Paula Hurd’s parents likely lived in Katy, Texas all their life. Katy, if you don’t know, is a city just west of Houston, in Texas.
How Many Children Did Paula Hurd’s Parents Have?
Paula Hurd is not the only child of her parents. There are four sons and four daughters, excluding Paula.
Sons are Barry Kalupa (of Indiana), Jim Kalupa (married to Kathy and based in Minnesota), Michael Kalupa (married to Susan and based in Florida), Randall (married to Sara and based in Ortwein, Texas, and daughters are Donna (married to John Reiffin and based in Colorado), Susan (married to John Grinaldi and based in Texas), Rebecca (married to Michael Ewers and based in Texas), and Roberta John (based in Texas).
Paula, among all, was born to her parents in 1962. So, she turned 60 years old in 2022.
Paula, a Marketing degree alum from the University of Texas, now shares two daughters Kathryn and Kelly with her late husband with whom she was married for nearly 30 years, until his death in October 2019. Having made an estimated net worth of $500 million, he was 62 at the time.
Once a tech executive herself, she is now an event planner/organizer and philanthropist and has found love with her fellow tennis buff.
As for Bill, he shares three children with his ex-wife Melinda French Gates, with whom he was married for 27 years and together for 37 years.
More recently Daily Mail reported Bill and Paula are inseparable and have been together for over a year already.
In May 2022, Bill in a show revealed causing pain in his marriage to Melinda but refused to discuss the particulars that were maybe related to Paula now that we look at it.
Paula and Bill who run in the same circles had crossed paths before Mark’s death thanks to their mutual love of tennis. Paula, Mark, and Bill were photographed sitting in the same box at a match in 2015. The two also traveled up to Sydney where Bill also met with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. The Billionaire also took the opportunity to take a romantic stroll around the city with Paula as they stopped to admire the panoramic views of the harbor and check out the famed Opera House. Photos of them touring around were published at the time but Paula had not been identified.
Late Mark ran computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard from 2005 through 2010. He resigned over a sexual harassment scandal and joined Oracle a month later.