Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, announce their divorce.

The world went into a shock on Monday, 3rd of May, 2021, after billionaire power couple, Bill and Melinda Gates announced their divorce.

The couple has been married for 27 years and has 3 children founded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a private organization known for their philanthropic works, funding research and advocacy worldwide, in the year 2000.

In a tweet jointly written by the couple, they revealed that although they will continue to work together in their foundation, they do not believe they can grow together as a couple in the next phase of their lives. They, therefore, asked for space and privacy to navigate their new life.

“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. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”

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