Bill Gates and Melinda Gates divorce after nearly three decades of marriage – Read the statement!
Bill Gates and his nearly three-decade wife, Melinda Gates, are getting divorced! The tech mogul and his longtime life partner used social media to post an official statement confirming they are over!
As you may know, Bill and Melinda were married for no less than 27 years, but now it turns out that both of them think they shouldn’t be a couple anymore.
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The two also share three children and fans were pretty surprised to hear of their decision to end it.
The joint statement on the matter was shared on Twitter, telling the world that after much thought, both of them have come to the conclusion that this is the end of their marriage.
It reads: “After much thought and work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage. For the past 27 years, we’ve raised three incredible children and created a foundation that enables everyone to live healthy, productive lives around the world. We continue to share the same belief in this exact mission and will continue our collaboration at the Gates Foundation, but we no longer believe that we can grow as a couple in the next phase of our lives. ‘
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To finalize their letter to the public, the exes asked for privacy as they started “navigating this new life”.
Bill and Melinda met at Microsoft in 1987.
At the time, Melinda was working there as a marketing manager.
It took them about seven years to tie the knot and they were married on the Hawaiian island of Lanai in September 1994.
Before that, the calculated business couple actually weighed all the pros and cons of marriage and wrote them down on a whiteboard!