There's so much wood it's painful.
Tasteful Friends: See inside Bill Gates’ secret love nest with gal pal Ann Winblad
|by Anonymous||reply 52||May 6, 2021 7:59 PM|
I read she is now married to Kevin Kline's brother.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||May 6, 2021 1:38 AM|
In that pic what is that cow patty on his head? Is he wearing fake hair now?
This whole thing reeks of 'mid-life crisis'. Only unlike Bezos, he doesn't realize that was 15 years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||May 6, 2021 1:38 AM|
It's fucking hideous.
With his money he couldn't hook her/them up with something a: nicer and b: more private?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||May 6, 2021 1:51 AM|
I read about this arrangement years ago and thought how odd but, hey, if I was married to a gazillionaire, I could loan him out for a weekend a year.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||May 6, 2021 1:51 AM|
She's no Phoebe Cates.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||May 6, 2021 1:52 AM|
Why is there plywood on all the walls? It's ghastly in every way.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||May 6, 2021 1:55 AM|
My guess is he saw this movie and his aspie brain fixated on the concept.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||May 6, 2021 1:58 AM|
How Dare Him!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||May 6, 2021 1:58 AM|
If you’re a billionaire there’s no such thing as a secret getaway. They need room for security. You know he’s fully staffed.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||May 6, 2021 2:01 AM|
I didn't say secret, I said private. All of the houses are on top of each other. It's just gross
That really is plywood, isn't it? WTF?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||May 6, 2021 2:08 AM|
So has this been a Charles-Camilla kind of thing? Obviously Melinda is no Diana but did she have a James Hewitt?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||May 6, 2021 2:13 AM|
The photo of the side piece somehow fits.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||May 6, 2021 2:16 AM|
The opposite of glamour, luxury, charm or anything appealing. Boggles the mind. Maybe it's a testament to their love that they didn't notice how awful their surroundings were.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||May 6, 2021 2:19 AM|
THAT's the other woman he's divorcing for? Yuck!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||May 6, 2021 2:26 AM|
No, R14. That's his old gf who he still gets one weekend a year with.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||May 6, 2021 2:27 AM|
You can't be carefree and scream when you're fucking in a place like that, the whole street will hear you.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||May 6, 2021 2:30 AM|
He's a love rat with a love nest! Next think you know he'll be showing off his pert derriere! Or-- heaven forbid-- flaunting his bikini body!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||May 6, 2021 2:32 AM|
They view quadratic equations as foreplay building building building to...
Star Trek chess - involving the entire cast of Star Trek Voyager standing on a checkerboard of plywood. LeVar Burton will shoot “Jeopardy” around that Summer weekend.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||May 6, 2021 2:37 AM|
The blue metal folding chairs are a unique touch for sure.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||May 6, 2021 2:43 AM|
The house itself is nice, just the plywood paneling is horrible. At least he didn't cheat on her with some bimbo 35 years younger.
Non story, relationships end sometimes.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||May 6, 2021 2:45 AM|
Bill owns time-share rights to Patty Duke’s corpse and uses her as a king; she doesn’t move easily.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||May 6, 2021 2:45 AM|
Curious how each thread has people actively trying to discourage gossip on a gossip board. Makes me wonder if something more juicy is coming. Gates must not work with Sunshine Sachs, they would be screeching that we are all racists or fat. PR tactics are woefully ineffective on DL and actually encourage more speculation.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||May 6, 2021 2:47 AM|
They don't have human sex that special weekend once a year! For Gates Pon Farr, they do a Vulcan mindmeld, order Pizzahut pizza to be delivered and drink a case of Volt cola.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||May 6, 2021 2:49 AM|
WTF is Sunshine Sachs?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||May 6, 2021 2:49 AM|
Link to "love nest"
|by Anonymous||reply 25||May 6, 2021 2:52 AM|
r24 DON'T ENGAGE! It brings out the MM loons.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||May 6, 2021 2:53 AM|
Oops, sorry, link was for the other thread
|by Anonymous||reply 27||May 6, 2021 2:53 AM|
So they were fucking once a year even though she's older than he is, they're both married, and Gates looks like he hasn't had a sexual impulse his entire life?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||May 6, 2021 2:56 AM|
Honestly r28 maybe there wasn't any sex. Maybe they just talked. He's autistic and many of them have very low sex drives.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||May 6, 2021 2:59 AM|
R29 but OP said there was a lot of painful wood. Is Gates hung?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||May 6, 2021 3:01 AM|
They could have gotten cheap folding WOODEN chairs at an Ikea. Wouldn't folding metal chairs rust in a beach house? Shades of a church basement, lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||May 6, 2021 3:04 AM|
[quote] "Shockwaves were sent around the world when the most powerful philanthropic couple, Bill and Melinda Gates, announced they were divorcing after 27 years of marriage."
I don't recall any shockwaves. Dramatic much, NY Post?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||May 6, 2021 3:25 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 33||May 6, 2021 3:52 AM|
She looks like Napoleon Dynamite's girlfriend, just a little older
|by Anonymous||reply 34||May 6, 2021 3:58 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 35||May 6, 2021 4:02 AM|
The folding metal chairs bring a lovely touch of distraction to the at times overwhelming wood panels in the house.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||May 6, 2021 4:03 AM|
So this is like Prince Charles/Camilla deal. So why didn’t he just marry this chick to begin with?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||May 6, 2021 4:07 AM|
I can’t understand why you wouldn’t throw some paint on those walls. Cheap fix that would make the place look 1000 times better.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||May 6, 2021 4:11 AM|
Knotty PLYWOOD r35
|by Anonymous||reply 39||May 6, 2021 4:17 AM|
I spent 2 summers at the same place. Different cottage. Totally agree with the paint idea. It looks unfinished. Anyway, it was boring, boring, boring with absolutely nothing to do but drink. My former spouse always said "its 5 o'clock somewhere". God, he was a wit (not). Now - why would Melinda Gates agree to a deal whereby hubby has an annual vacay with another woman. My hypothesis - he is a lousy lay and she really didn't care. Plus she knew how fabulously rich he was.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||May 6, 2021 4:20 AM|
She's still married to Kevin Kline's brother Alex apparently.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||May 6, 2021 4:24 AM|
What a putz.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||May 6, 2021 4:41 AM|
Why didn’t he just marry her ? Did he expect Melinda to pay dues for marrying into his billions or something ?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||May 6, 2021 5:38 AM|
Very ugly & underwhelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||May 6, 2021 8:21 AM|
That interior is awful. Why no sheetrock? Maybe the owners got tired of redoing it after hurricanes? Everything is so brown and ugly wood. The house isn't bad, it just needs the interior redone badly.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||May 6, 2021 3:05 PM|
So that’s the other woman. I was wondering. Melinda is far more attractive even at her age. She’s real.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||May 6, 2021 3:42 PM|
r45 You had me until "The house isn't bad". It is. We've had painful, ghastly, and horrific as just some of the descriptors, and that still doesn't touch just how fucked up this mess is. It screams slightly upscale FEMA shelter, post recent hurricane.
The Jersey Shore beach house/fuck nest was nicer than this.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||May 6, 2021 3:45 PM|
It has been put together by two people on the spectrum. It has a TOTAL lack of design and attention to materiality. In that way, I find it utility extremely relaxing and quiet wonderful. The folding metal chairs are la pièce de résistance
|by Anonymous||reply 48||May 6, 2021 4:01 PM|
Paint would not make that plywood look better.
It's ugly and depressing-looking. The only part that looks nice is the private walkway to the private gazebo.
However, there are neighbors pretty closeby. Doesn't seem that private to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||May 6, 2021 4:16 PM|
It's like discovering that Mr. Rogers with his cardigans and wife of 75 years had a sidepiece in the form of a middle-aged and looks it blonde waitress at the iHop, and their love nest was an unrenovated basement apartment with a Pittsbugh Potty in the middle
Yuck. Every element and player.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||May 6, 2021 4:29 PM|
I guess every billionaire has a little Grey Gardens in them, deep down.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||May 6, 2021 5:13 PM|
The dressing him like Mr. Rogers was a stroke of PR genius and helped deflect from what is described as a fairly unpleasant man. He also received extensive media training and no longer rocks back and forth. It was money well spent.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||May 6, 2021 7:59 PM|