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Melinda Gates’ son, Rory, make rare appearance at White House State Dinner

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Melinda French Gates brought her son as her plus-one to the White House.

The famed philanthropist walked arm-in-arm with Rory as they made their way through the event Thursday, which also marked her only son’s 25th birthday.

French Gates, 59, chose a floral, floor-lengthy gown for the occasion, which she paired with a mini Lady Dior bag in yellow ($3,900 $3,425) and a matching pashmina. As for Rory, he wore a classic black suit to escort his mom.

Rory proved to be a handsome date for his mom, who exclusively revealed is single again following her breakup from former Fox News reporter Jon Du Pre.

Other attendees at the event, which honored Kenyan President William Samoei Ruto and his wife, Rachel Ruto, included Lavar Burton; former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama; Don McLean and Braid Paisley.

French Gates’ appearance nearly two weeks after her shock announcement that she resigned from the Gates Foundation. Her exit included a $12.5 billion payout to start her own philanthropic organization.

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She and the Microsoft co-founder, 68, parted ways in 2021 after 27 years of marriage but pledged to continue their philanthropic work together.

“Under the terms of my agreement with Bill, in leaving the foundation, I will have an additional $12.5 billion to commit to my work on behalf of women and families,” Melinda Gates wrote on X when she resigned.

Gates — the fifth wealthiest person in the world with a net worth of $153 billion, according to Bloomberg — thanked her for “her critical contributions to the Foundation from its very beginning.”

“I am sorry to see Melinda leave, but I am sure she will have a huge impact in her future philanthropic work,” he…

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