Bill Gates was spotted on the streets of New York City for the first time since his bombshell divorce announcement — and he has yet to ditch his wedding ring.
The Microsoft co-founder was seen leaving the Greenwich Hotel in the West Village neighborhood on Saturday afternoon after touching down the day before at Newark Airport in New Jersey with a group of travel companions, The Sun reported.
Despite announcing his split from his wife Melinda, a wedding band was clearly visible on his left ring finger.
The billionaire tech mogul wore a gray polo shirt, navy pants, black shoes and with a sweater tied around his waist as he jumped into a white SUV.
New photos also showed him beaming without a mask as he visited trendy eatery Nobu on Saturday with a young woman believed to be his daughter, Phoebe, 18 and security detail, the Daily Mail reported.
The Big Apple trip was the first time that he had been seen in public since he announced his divorce earlier this month from his wife of 27 years.
Gates had been lying low in recent weeks at an ultra-exclusive golf club in Indian Wells, California, where he owns property, a source told Page Six.
His trip follows explosive revelations that he allegedly made unwanted advances on women he worked with at both Microsoft and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
He also admitted last week that he had an affair with a Microsoft employee, who reportedly wrote a letter detailing the relationship that reached the company’s board in 2019 and prompted them to bring in an outside law firm to launch an investigation.
“There was an affair almost 20 years ago which ended amicably,” a spokeswoman told the Wall Street Journal.
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