Human Interest Melinda Gates Throws Daughter Jennifer 'Incredibly Special' Party Ahead of Her Upcoming Wedding “So deeply grateful for all the amazing women in my life," wrote Jennifer Gates, who is engaged to equestrian Nayel Nassar By Maria Pasquini Maria Pasquini Associate Editor, Human Interest - PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 17, 2021 09:59 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Jennifer Gates and Melinda French Gates. Photo: Jennifer Gates Instagram Melinda French Gates is celebrating her daughter Jennifer Gates. Earlier this week, Jennifer — the 25-year-old daughter of Melinda and Bill Gates — shared a series of photos from a fête that took place ahead of her upcoming marriage to fiancé Nayel Nassar. "Thank you for this incredibly special celebration, @melindafrenchgates," Jennifer wrote alongside a series of photos from the outdoor bash, including a smiling snap of Melinda, 57, spending time with her daughter. "So deeply grateful for all the amazing women in my life who advise, support, and uplift me. 🥂 to this new chapter!" Jennifer added. Bill Gates' Daughter Jennifer and Equestrian Nayel Nassar Are Engaged After Surprise Snowy Proposal Jennifer Gates, Melinda French Gates and loved ones. Jennifer Gates Instagram Just last month, Jennifer shared some more kind words to her mother in honor of Melinda's 57th birthday, which took place almost two weeks after her divorce from Bill was finalized on Aug. 2. "Happy birthday to our one of a kind mom, woman and hero," Jennifer wrote on her Instagram Story at the time. "Wishing you the biggest celebrations today and most incredible year ahead." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. The Stanford graduate first shared the happy news of her engagement to Nassar, an equestrian, in January 2020. In her social media announcement, a visibly surprised Jennifer can be seen wearing a large diamond ring as she leans against Nassar during a ski trip. "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," she wrote alongside the affectionate snap. "I can't wait to spend the rest of our lives learning, growing, laughing and loving together. Yes a million times over." Jennifer Gates and Nayel Nassar. Nayel Nassar/Instagram Both of Jennifer's parents went on to congratulate the couple. "I am completely thrilled! Congratulations, @jenniferkgates and @nayelnassar!" Bill, 65, wrote in the comments section. "So thrilled for you and @nayelnassar! ❤," added Melinda. Bill Gates Spends 'Quality Time' with Daughter Jennifer amid Split: 'Nothing Better,' She Says Since her parents' divorce, Jennifer has spent time with both her mother and father. "Nothing better than quality time with family members," she captioned a smiling photo with the billionaire Microsoft co-founder back in May, shortly after the former couple announced their separation. Bill and Melinda are also parents to son Rory John, 22, and daughter Phoebe Adele, 19.