Bill and Melinda Gates has announced divorce after 27 years of marriage.
Taking it to twitter, the couple 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 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 couple further added.
Gates married Melinda French on the Hawaiian Island of Lanai on January 1, 1994. They have three children: Jennifer, Rory and Phoebe.
They first met in the 1980s when Melinda joined Bill’s Microsoft firm.