Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates’s dating life has been a hot topic. The business magnate’s relationship with fellow tech executive and tennis aficionado Paula Hurd came to light in early February 2023, with sources claiming the couple to be “inseparable.”
However, he isn’t the only Gates family member whose romance is being publicly discussed.
Phoebe Gates, Bill Gates’s Stanford alum daughter, opened up about her dating life in a 2023 interview with The Information. Then, in 2024, she was spotted in public with a new man. Read on to learn more about her dating history and her thoughts on dating as the daughter of a public figure.
Who is Phoebe Gates dating?
Phoebe Gates appears to be dating Paul McCartney's grandson Arthur Donald. Arthur, 24, and Phoebe, 21, may have started dating sometime around the end of 2023.
Prior to getting involved with the former Beatles band member's grandson, Phoebe was dating Stanford alum Robert Ross. However, it appears most, if not all, of their romantic photos together have disappeared from the internet. To further confirm Phoebe has moved on from Robert, we noticed she didn't include him in the slideshow of photos and videos she put together to recap 2023. She also posted a photo of her and Arthur together in Paris in October 2023.
Then, in January 2024, Phoebe attended the premiere of Feud: Capote vs. The Swans with Arthur by her side. Although Phoebe hasn't publicly announced she's dating Arthur, we're taking the hint!
Phoebe Gates’s ex-boyfriend Robert Ross has an impressive background.
Phoebe’s ex-boyfriend is a man of many talents. In 2021, Robert obtained his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence from Stanford University, per his LinkedIn profile.
Directly after, he pursued a Master of Science in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence & Cybersecurity from the same prestigious university.
At Stanford, Robert was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity and held various titles throughout his stint with the chapter. In 2019, he was the director of recruitment, the director of diversity and inclusion, and the president.
After graduating from the private California university, Robert worked as a full-time associate product manager at Google. However, his most recent career endeavor may be his most admirable.
In January 2023, the Stanford alum co-founded Lume, an AI tool that “helps engineering teams build and maintain custom data integrations with no code.”
Phoebe Gates opened up about her relationship with Robert Ross.
As a staunch advocate for women’s health, reproductive rights, and sustainability, Phoebe doesn’t shy away from posting about values she holds near and dear.
In a July 2022 essay for Vogue, the TikToker elaborated on the bleak implications of ending Roe v. Wade. And she continues to openly defend the people and principles closest to her.
In a 2023 email interview with The Information, Phoebe addressed her partnership with Robert Ross.
She claimed she frequently received backlash online about being in an interracial relationship, saying she dealt with "misconceptions and conspiracy theories about my family and my relationship with my boyfriend."
She added, "It's 2023. I'm done being memed for being in an interracial relationship."