Bill And Melinda Gates Announced Divorce After 34 Years Together
American billionaire and philanthropist couple Bill and Melinda Gates are getting their divorce after 27 years of marriage and 34 years of being together. The news was announced in a joint statement via Bill’s Twitter account early this morning.
pic.twitter.com/padmHSgWGc — Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 3, 2021
The couple first met in 1987 when Melinda joined Bill’s company, Microsoft as a product manager and started dating shortly after they sat together at a business dinner in the same year. The pair then got married in a private ceremony in Lanai, Hawaii in 1994.
Together they have three children and are credited as the founders and benefactors of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Speaking on his relationship with Melinda in a previous Netflix documentary, Bill said “We cared a lot for each other and there were only two possibilities: either, we were going to break up or we were going to get married.”