Bill, Melinda Gates Announce Divorce After 27-Year Marriage

The statement said the pair feels they “continue to share a belief in that mission,” and will continue their work together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Bill and Melinda Gates / Photo credit: cnbc.com
Bill and Melinda Gates / Photo credit: cnbc.com

American business giant and philanthropist Bill Gates says he and his wife, Melinda, are separating after 27 years together.

The couple announced the decision in a statement posted to Twitter Monday afternoon.

“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the statement read. “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.”

The statement said the pair feels they “continue to share a belief in that mission,” and will continue their work together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

“But we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives,” the statement read.

The pair asked for “space and privacy” as they “begin to navigate this new life.”

(globalnews.ca)

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