Washington: Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates announced the end of their marriage on Tuesday after 27 years, saying “we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in the next phase of our lives”.
In a joint statement released by the Microsoft co-founder over on Twitter, Bill and Melinda both expressed their thoughts over the split.
“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 people to lead healthy, productive lives,” read the statement.
Furthermore, the duo also added how they will continue to work together at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
“Both Bill and Melinda had already made giving away their wealth through philanthropy a shared priority and said that they will continue to work together at their foundation,” the statement said.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 3, 2021
“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 the next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life,” the statement further said.