Bill Gates, Melinda Gates announce divorce

Bill Gates, Melinda Gates announce divorce

Billionaire Bill Gates and wife Melinda Gates have said in a joint statement on Monday their decision to end their 27-year marriage.

"After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage," the two said in a statement posted by Bill Gates' Twitter account.

"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," their statement said.

See a screenshot of their tweet below:

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