Separation was communicated through publication on Twitter this Monday, 3rd; couple had been together since 1994
This Monday, 3rd, Bill Gates e Melinda Gates announced that they are splitting up. The divorce was confirmed by a statement published in the Twitter. With the decision, the 27-year-old relationship of the couple, who had three children in this period: Jennifer Katharine Gates, 25, Rory John Gates, 21, and Phoebe Adele Gates, 18. comes to an end. The separation decision was made “after a lot of reflection and a lot of effort” in the relationship. “During the past 27 years we have raised three amazing children and built a foundation that works around the world so that everyone can lead a healthy and productive life,” said the couple. Bill and Melinda met in 1987 after she was hired to be a product manager at Microsoft. The wedding took place in 1994 and the couple had been together ever since, and created the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000. “We continue to share the belief in this mission and we will continue to work together on the foundation, but we no longer believe that we can grow together as one couple in this next phase of our lives. We ask our family for space and privacy while we start to navigate this new life ”, concluded the statement signed by the duo.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates)