Bill Gates and Melinda Gates are getting a divorce
For quite a long time, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have been amazing powers on the world stage, their tremendous charitable commitments bearing the cost of their admittance to the most significant levels of government, business, and the not-for-profit area. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with enrichment of some $50 billion, has had an enormous impact in fields like worldwide wellbeing and youth training. Over the past year, the couple was visible combatting Covid-19. The sad and rather shocking news arrived from the couple that they are getting a divorce.
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates marriage
Bill and Melinda met after she joined Microsoft as a product manager in 1987. They dated each other for about a year. And then decided on two possibilities which Bill said to her, “You know, we cared a lot for each other. And there were only two possibilities: either, we were going to break up or we were going to get married.”
Gates married Melinda French on the Hawaiian Island of Lanai on January 1, 1994.
In a documentary “Inside Bill’s Brain,” which was released for Netflix. The 63-year old centi-billionaire quotes that he is grateful for his wife, Melinda. However, that was not very clear.
The couple was married for almost 27 years. They have three children: Jennifer, Rory, and Phoebe.
Official statement from Bill and Melinda Gates
The couple took to social media to announce the shocking news. The statement reads, “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship. We have made the decision to end our marriage. Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives.”
Moreover, they said, “We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation. But we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”