Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates’ alleged Russian lover was linked to the notorious Moscow spy Anna Chapman shortly before the secret agent’s New York City bust in 2010.
Mila Antonova — the decades-younger bridge player with whom Gates allegedly had an affair — was captured in a photograph strolling near Wall Street with the flame-haired former femme fatale, according to the Daily Mail.
The photo shows Chapman gesturing toward a former Art Deco office block near her then-apartment as Antonova grins next to her, the outlet reported.
The photo was likely snapped in 2009 or early 2010, around the time of Gates’ alleged romance with the Russian card whiz, according to the report.
But the details of how Antonova knew Chapman — the daughter of a former KGB officer, who was booted from the US for espionage — were not immediately clear Friday.
The suspicious shot emerged just days after a bombshell report revealed that Jeffrey Epstein threatened to expose Gates’ alleged affair with Antonova.
The late pedophile appeared to threaten Gates in 2017 over his alleged relationship with Antonova, who is nearly 30 years his junior, after the tech honcho declined to join his philanthropic venture, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Chapman, a Russian intelligence agent and model, was arrested in June 2010 after investigators discovered she was part of an illegal spying ring.
She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent and was deported to her homeland along with nine other spies, as part of a massive prisoner swap.
There’s no evidence that Antonova, who lives in California and is believed to be 39, was connected to the spying scheme or any other wrongdoing, according to the Daily Mail.
Gates didn’t respond to questions about whether he knew that Antonova had ties to the convicted spy.
Gates first met Antonova in late 2009 at a bridge tournament in Washington, DC. She was later introduced to Epstein when she was hunting for funding to launch an online business dedicated to teaching people how to play the game.
Antonova said she was on friendly terms with Gates in a 2010 video about her love of bridge.
The pair allegedly had a brief romance while Gates was still married to his then-wife, Melinda French Gates, sources told the Journal.