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Bill Gates’ daughter Phoebe confirms romance with Paul McCartney’s grandson after college graduation



Phoebe Gates and Arthur Donald.
Bill Gates’ daughter Phoebe is dating Paul McCartney’s grandson Arthur Donald. Phoebe Gates/Instagram

Bill Gates’ daughter Phoebe finally confirmed she is dating Paul McCartney’s grandson Arthur Donald.

Eight months after sparking romance rumors, the 21-year-old referred to Donald as her “boyfriend” while documenting her Stanford University graduation for Nylon.

“My boyfriend, Arthur, giving me a lift post-ceremony,” Phoebe wrote alongside a sweet snap of her beau carrying her on his back on Friday.

Phoebe Gates in a black top.
Phoebe referred to Donald as her “boyfriend” on Friday. Phoebe Gates/Instagram
Phoebe Gates in a white two-piece outfit.
She was documenting her Stanford University graduation for Nylon. Getty Images for alice + olivia

She shared another shot with Donald, noting that her partner “cleans up nicely.”

The couple first made headlines in October 2023 when she posted a photo with Donald to her Instagram account from a trip to Paris.

She tagged the 25-year-old in the social media upload.

Phoebe Gates in a black-and-gold dress.
The 25-year-old carried Phoebe on his back in one PDA picture. Getty Images for Poosh
Phoebe Gates in a polka dot bikini.
She gushed that he “clean[s] up nicely.” @phoebegates/Instagram

Later that month, the duo attended the “Feud: Capote vs. the Swans” premiere.

However, when Phoebe was interviewed by Bustle five months later, she declined to comment on their relationship status.

She is the youngest of Bill and Melinda’s three children, with the former couple also sharing daughter Jennifer, 28, and son Rory, 25.

Bill Gates and Phoebe Gates at the  2022 TIME100 Gala.
Phoebe is Bill and Melinda Gates’ youngest child. Getty Images
Phoebe Gates.
She obtained her human biology degree in only three years. Phoebe Gates/Instagram

Melinda, 59, gave the commencement speech at her daughter’s ceremony last week — which motivated Phoebe to graduate in three years instead of four.

“I knew I had to make it happen if I could because I wanted to watch my mother deliver this year’s commencement speech as a graduate,” she explained. “I can’t think of a better ending!”

Phoebe obtained her bachelor’s degree in human biology.

Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and their three kids.
The former couple are also the parents of daughter Jennifer and son Rory. melindafrenchgates/Instagram
paul mcartney and his grandkids Mary and donald
Donald is the oldest of McCartney’s eight grandchildren. Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

Donald — who is the oldest of McCartney’s eight grandchildren — is the eldest son to the Beatles member’s daughter Mary and her ex-husband, TV producer Alistair Donald.

Donald graduated from Yale University in 2021 with a major in history.

Prior to his romance with Phoebe, he made headlines for seemingly dating Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe’s daughter, Ava, in 2018.