Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, is often a person who prefers to keep his private life a secret. That said, at the beginning of the week he decided to share an important news about it: he will divorce his wife, Melinda Gates, after 27 years of marriage.
Through social networks, Bill Gates issued a statement in which he announced that, together with Melinda, he made the decision to end his marriage. This is why they will start the divorce process after spending 27 years together.
“After much thought and hard work on our relationship, we made the decision to end our marriage. Over the past 27 years, we have raised 3 amazing children and built a foundation that works around the world to enable people to lead healthy and productive lives, ”said the statement signed by Melinda Gates and Gill Gates.
In the statement, the pair confirm that they will continue to work together at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which was founded in 1994 as the William H. Gates Foundation. This is because they still believe that they can continue working to improve the world, but they consider that their time as a couple has come to an end.
“We continue to share the belief in our mission and we will continue to work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe that we can grow together as a couple in this new phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we navigate in this new life, “the statement concluded.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 3, 2021
Melinda Ann French’s relationship with Bill Gates began in 1987. During this time, Ann French worked at Microsoft and one day, in the company’s parking lot, Bill Gates asked her out. The couple married in 1994 and had 3 children.