Recent revelations brought to light an unexpected connection between Mila Antonova, the alleged past paramour of Bill Gates, and infamous Russian spy Anna Chapman. This disclosure follows closely on the heels of claims that Gates had an extramarital relationship with Antonova in 2010 while he was still wedded to Melinda French Gates. discovered an astonishing photograph of Antonova and Chapman together in New York City. The picture emerged during a probe conducted by Daily Mail this week, captured less than a year before Chapman was taken into custody by the FBI for suspected long-term and deep-cover operations carried out across America.

The Daily Mail reports that Chapman, now 41, was apprehended alongside other Russian agents dispersed throughout the U.S. in June 2010. Having acquired a UK passport through marriage, Chapman relocated to New York City in 2009.

The photograph linking Antonova and Chapman, captured months before the latter's arrest, indirectly ties Gates to the notorious spy. Antonova's knowledge of Chapman's covert activities, however, remains uncertain.

According to prior reports by, Gates crossed paths with Antonova, a Russian bridge player from California, at the National Bridge Tournament in Reno, Nevada in 2010, eventually sparking a brief relationship.

Further shocking revelations emerged with the news of Antonova's involvement in Gates' controversial dealings with the late billionaire and convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein. Antonova recounted that she first met Epstein in 2013, three years following her introduction to Gates, and that Epstein funded her software coding education.

"Epstein agreed to pay, and he paid directly to the school," Antonova disclosed to the Wall Street Journal this month. "Nothing was exchanged. I don't know why he did that. When I asked, he said something like he was wealthy and wanted to help people when he could."

Claiming ignorance of Epstein's sex crime accusations when they met, Antonova maintained her belief in Epstein's philanthropic motives. "I had no idea that he was a criminal or had any ulterior motive," she said.

It was subsequently revealed that Epstein allegedly threatened to expose Gates' supposed relationship with Antonova if the tech mogul didn't continue his association with Epstein. Gates also allegedly repaid Epstein for Antonova’s coding tuition in 2017.

Addressing the issue, a spokesperson for Gates stated, "Mr. Gates met with Epstein solely for philanthropic purposes. Having failed repeatedly to draw Mr. Gates beyond these matters, Epstein tried unsuccessfully to leverage a past relationship to threaten Mr. Gates."