Source: Bill Gates’ split from wife Melinda was long time coming

A new report from People magazine revealed that news of billionaire Bill Gates splitting from wife Melinda came as no surprise to those close to the couple.

People said a source with knowledge of the situation told them a “combo of things” led to the pair deciding to file for divorce this month.

A “challenging” situation

The pair were reportedly married for 27 years, but their divorce was said to have been a long time coming. A source told People that they waited for the youngest of their three children to graduate from high school to cut things off.

“It’s absolutely because their youngest child is graduating from high school, and the idea was that they stayed together through that,” the source explained. “They limped through until their kids were out of school like a lot of people,” they added.

The couple’s middle child, Jennifer, said in a post on Instagram that the situation has been “challenging” for the “whole family.”

“I’m still learning how to best support my own process and emotions as well as family members at this time, and am grateful for the space to do so. I won’t personally comment further on anything around the separation, but please know that your kind words and support mean the world to me,” Jennifer Gates added, according to a separate report from People. “Thank you for understanding our desire for privacy while we navigate the next phases of our lives.”

The divorce papers were reportedly filed Monday. The couple was said to have already reached an agreement on the separation of their assets.

A look ahead

According to CBS News, Bill Gates, known widely as the co-founder of Microsoft, is the fourth richest man in the world. The 65-year-old has a net worth of over $130 billion.

In a statement, Bill and Melinda Gates said the decision to divorce came “after a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship.”

“Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives,” the couple said, according to CBS. The two also made reference to their philanthropic efforts, including their eponymous Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which one expert called “the most influential and important philanthropic organization in the world” in an interview with Bloomberg.

“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 this next phase of our lives,” the Gates’ statement said.

“We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life,” the pair added.

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  2. Mr. Gates, the one who thinks he’a a god, and ready with his hypo-needle to kill 2/3rds of the world’s population. My respect? No way. Some people may bow to his money, but not I. Learning that he took rides to the pedo island with Epstein, shows how much of a detestable person that he is.

    1. Money corrupts. he is a perfect example. Too much money has bored him, so now, he’d like to control the world.

    2. Soooo true Gil…..Bill & Melinda Gates have a lot to be desired…..they bot are evil. India threw them out of their country. “BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION KICKED OUT OF INDIA”
      “Yes, the Microsoft founder and the icon of the Third-World Humanitarianism has been kicked out of India as his fraud was called out. He came to India posing as a philanthropist and humanitarian helping the Third-World poor people by alleviating their conditions and yes, of course, “VACCINATING” their children.

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  4. Feel so sorry for the kids and the millions they inherit. Oh my, all the difficult times ahead of them just to trying to survive. Boo hoo hoo.

    1. When they first married, Bill Gates said that he wasn’t giving or leaving his kids a dime of his wealth. He wanted them to create their own jobs and wealth. Wonder if he still feels this way???

  5. They ask for privacy???? Look what they have done with our privacy with Microsoft. Yeah, media, please jump right on their request for privacy.

  6. Now the world sees Gates for the creep he really is. Unfortunately his kids get that in their inheritance too. Part-time husband, part-time dad Full-time idiot!

    1. I agree he is a very rich scumbag. He doesn’t deserve any accolades he is a disgusting weirdo.

  7. only detestables flows from this so called god gates, that is all, they need privacy at same time their micrsoft rob humanking from their privacy,freedom,and now vaccine poisen demonic fluid designed by gates and his mamon, detestable

  8. We see him now for what he is. He fits in better with the Democratic Party doesn’t he, now that he comes out of the “media protection shield”. Let’s see—wasn’t he the one who wanted to put up a shield to protect the earth from the sun? He must have thought he was god???????? I’m waiting to see this.

  9. I hope he enjoyed himself on Epstein’s pedophile island because he is really going to pay for it now.

  10. Public figures rarely have privacy. Better have good bodyguards Gates. Your poison vaccines in Africa did a lot of damage.

  11. He is really crazy, yes his money has gone to his head via his butt & turned his brain to crap!!!

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