Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce after 27 years of marriage

Bill and Melinda Gates

Bill and Melinda Gates are getting a divorce, the couple announced Monday. After raising three children and building the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the two are ending their marriage.

The Statement Released by Melinda Gates and Bill Gates

“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the Microsoft co-founder tweeted Monday around 4:30 p.m. EST.

“We no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.” The billionaire philanthropists have been together for 27 years.

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