It might sound unreal how a couple can announce divorce at 27 good years in marriage but yes its real.
One of world’s richest men, Bill Gates and wife Belinda Gates are officially no longer husband and wife over a claim that they “no longer believe they can grow together as a couple”
The couple announced their divorce through their official social media platforms and since then, it has set tongues all over the world wagging, with people wondering how after 27 years the billionaire couple could call it quits.
“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. 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.” Read the statement
Meanwhile, it is reported that Melinda who bore 3 children for Bill, namely Jennifer, 25, Rory, 21, and Phoebe, 18 filed a petition for divorce in King County, Washington DC where she asked a judge to end their marriage based on their separation contract.
Also, in the past, Melinda, 56 came out to say that their marriage has been incredibly hard, claiming that Gates works for long hours and cannot make time for their family.
The two met at Microsoft (an American multinational technology company that Bill Gates founded) in 1987 and at that time, Melinda was working as a product manager. They later fell in love and got married in 1994.
As husband and wife, they also founded the world’s largest charity foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in 2000 which has abundantly contributed to causes like eradicating polio, malaria and now Covid19 which spread globally in 2020.