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Bill Gates, wife Melinda Gates announce DIVORCE after 27 years of marriage - check all details here

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Bill Gates, wife Melinda Gates divorce: Microsoft co-founder has always been in the headlines for some reason or the other - from his tech innovations, giving up leadership role in his own company, philanthropy to initiatives and more. However, this time, the billionaire is all over the news for something totally different. Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates have decided to put an end to their 27 years of married life and are getting a divorce.

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Announcing their divorce, the billionaire couple issued an official statement on Twitter where the duo said, "After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage. 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 relationship between the couple dates back to 1987 when they started dating. They had met for the first time at a trade show in New York. Finally, they got hitched on New Year's Day in 1994 in Hawaii. They also have three children.

The billionaire couple Bill and Melinda Gates together run the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation aims at helping towards leading a healthy and productive life. It must also be noted that the organisation has spent millions on widespread social causes like vaccinations for children and fighting infectious diseases.

The couple has clarified that though they are parting ways in personal lives, they will continue to work together at the foundation as they share the same belief in that mission. The official statement reads, "We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe that we can grow together as a couple in the next phase of our lives." The couple has also asked for co-operation for giving the family some space and privacy as they tend to navigate to this new life.

To many, this is the second unexpected divorce after Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott who surprised everyone by announcing their separation after 25 years of marriage in July, 2019.

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