Melinda Gates’ new boyfriend who is rumored to have verbally abused his ex-wife while she was pregnant has admitted, in a discovery that has been discovered except in his 2000 memoir.
The billionaire, 58, who became newly single after her split from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has been secretly dating former Fox News reporter John de Bree, 68, for ‘months’, according to a recent TMZ report.
Du Prie, who has worked across the country as a news anchor in various cities, was previously married to Miss Utah Gina Larsen in 1985.
The couple met while studying journalism at Brigham Young Mormon College.
Their turbulent marriage features in his autobiography, The Prodigal Father. In one harrowing section, de Prey wrote, “Once she was disarmed and charged with explosive rage, she had no chance.”
Du Prie, who has worked across the country as a news anchor in various cities, was previously married in 1985 to Utah Gina Larsen, shown here on her LinkedIn page
Melinda French Gates appears to have moved on from ex-husband Bill Gates, as TMZ reports that the 58-year-old computer scientist has been dating a former Fox News reporter named John de Bree for months. They were seen together again in April
Gina Larsen won the title of Miss Utah in 1985 and competed in the Miss America pageant the following year in Atlantic City.
De Pré and his first wife, who is pictured, met here in 1986 while they were studying journalism at Brigham Young University
After a period of working in journalism, Gina moved into the world of IT working with giants like Adobe and Cisco
He added, “I stood up and ran across the living room to my pregnant wife, shivering as I puffed out with hot, angry air and launched the worst verbal attack I had ever experienced. ”
The book is primarily based on Du Bree’s abusive relationship with his father, Robert, a prominent civil rights attorney and FBI agent who was accused of spying on suspected communists in Hollywood in the 1950s.
He said his father’s social life revolved around drinking and extravagance, leaving the family without enough money for food.
Du Bree recounts the abuse he inflicted on his wife in writing: “Welcome to the real world, princess, where not everyone is happy. For once, this isn’t about you, you spoon-feeding, spoiled rotten ****. This is about me.”
I’ll find out why my father enlisted my life, and I’ll like you for trying to make me feel guilty about it. ‘
John wrote his own book, The Prodigal Father, in 2000. The memoir outlined a journey he took to find his estranged and alcoholic father, Robert, 20 years after he had been “abandoned” by John and his family.
The former Fox reporter said that shortly after their marriage in 1986, his new wife learned of his anger and “taught him which buttons to never push.”
He continued, “Gina is used to breaking down in arguments, embarrassing in front of our friends, and taking the blame for a simple mistake—the stinky diaper, the burnt toast, the bounced check.
“I knew that demons from the past were threatening to destroy this new life that meant so much to me.”
On a more endearing note, Du Pree wrote of seeing his future wife compete in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City in 1986. “He licked my lips when I saw her in that bathing suit,” he said.
An article from that period describes Jenna’s bathing suit as “a white suit made by Trina of Best of Provo, Utah.”
Jenna – who graduated from Brigham Young University and started her career as a reporter like John – was also a beauty queen. She was crowned Miss Utah in 1985. It is unclear when she and John split. Photographed with Miss Utah 2019
De Pree recounts the abuse he inflicted on his wife in writing: “Welcome to the real world, princess, where not everyone is happy. For once, it’s not about you, you spoon-fed, spoiled rotten ****”
They were married at the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Latter-day Saints. His book was such a success that he was invited to the Oprah Winfrey talk show to discuss his childhood.
During their marriage, the couple had three children with her ex-husband, Casey, Jesse, and Johnny.
According to her LinkedIn page, Jenna still uses the last name Du Pre. Like her ex-husband’s current girlfriend, she has an IT background working as a Virtual Services Account Manager with Cisco.
Gina previously worked for technology giants such as CIS and Adobe. Before entering the world of IT, Jenna was a news anchor for KSL5, a station based in Salt Lake City.
She graduated from Brigham Young in 1986. After graduating, she spent time working at WFRV-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where Du Pre was working at the time. The couple returned to Utah in 1988.
In a glowing tribute on that page, Casey Dupree wrote of his mother: “Jenna is basically life’s Steve Curry, which makes things seem easier than they are. While raising three children as a single mother, Jenna put all three of her children into college due to her tireless work ethic. and its ability to meet the sales quota.
Since her marriage to Du Pre, Jenna has been married to motivational speaker Todd King, who is also a Brigham Young graduate.
At the 1985 Miss Utah contest, Jenna sang “The Greatest Love of All” for the talent portion of the contest.
After Melinda and Bill broke up, the 58-year-old talked in detail about what led to the breakup of her marriage, and said that there wasn’t anything particular leading to their breakup, but rather, it was a bunch of things that added up over time.
She revealed that she slowly came to the realization that she “wasn’t quite healthy” in the relationship, and that she could no longer “trust what she and Bill had.”
Now, it looks like she may have found someone new – and the rumored beau seems to be a huge step in another direction from her romance to Belle.
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