Nayel Nassar is set to marry Jennifer Gates, daughter of billionaire Bill Gates, this weekend, and the world wants to know everything they can about her future husband!
Nayel Nassar is an Egyptian equestrian and showjumper who likes to say on his Instagram that he has been riding horses since day one. In reality, he started riding when he was 5 and jumping when he was 10.
He was born in Chicago, but spent a lot of his childhood in Kuwait. His parents run a design and architectural firm in the country. Back in December 2017, Nayel took Jennifer to Kuwait to meet his family and see where he grew up. The equestrian gushed on his Instagram about how everyone loved Jennifer.
“Memorable times in Kuwait last week with family and old friends. Got to bring Jenn home and give her a glimpse of my childhood. It meant the world to me. Needless to say, she was loved by all…including Jerry 🐶🐕,” Nayel Nassar said.
The 30-year-old has had quite a career when it comes to horse jumping. Most recently, he competed in the 2020 Summer Olympics for Egypt. While the showjumper came in 24th place and didn’t win a medal that didn’t take away from the pile of awards that he has won over the years.
Some of his highlights including winning 1st place at the Lordan – Longines FEI Jumping World Cup in Las Vegas. He also won 1st place at the Las Vegas National Horse Show and took home the cup at the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping in Wellington.
During the World Cup, Nayel was able to finish his race in 38.15 seconds.
His most impressive achievement happened when he won the $400,000 prize at the Longines Grand Prix of New York. During the events, he competed in the Longines Grand Prix and Longines Speed Challenge and was the first rider to win both challenges and the first to do it on the same horse.
Jennifer Gates said that their shared love of horses helped them bond and that she is grateful that they can share that passion together.
“He’s a professional, and I do this as an amateur. So to be able to share our love and passion for horses with each other is just incredible,” Gates told CNN’s EQ equestrian show of Nassar in July 2019.
The couple has been dating since 2017 and they graduated from Stanford University. They got engaged in January 2020 and Jennifer posted a sweet message to her future husband on her Instagram. Even Bill Gates commented and wished the couple well.
She wrote, “Nayel Nassar, you are one of a kind. Absolutely swept me off my feet this past weekend, surprising me in the most meaningful location over one of our many shared passions. I can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives learning, growing, laughing and loving together. Yes a million times over. 💍 AHHH!!!”
According to insiders, Jennifer Gates and Nayel Nassar’s wedding is going to be extremely lavish. The event will take place on the 124-acre, $16 million North Salem farm that Jennifer’s parents bought for her back in 2018.
Neighbors have seen flatbed trucks and workers enter the property and according to some photos, they have been constructing a beautiful glass pavilion for the wedding.
A long list of A-list guests is expected to join the couple for the special day. The Gates family even asked the town to close the road next to the property so guests won’t have to be bothered by photographers trying to take pictures.
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