Bill and Melinda Gates are divorcing after 27 years of marriage, the couple said in a joint statement on Monday.
“After a lot of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we made the decision to end our marriage. Over the past 27 years, we have raised three amazing children and built a foundation that works around the world to empower all people to lead healthy and productive lives, ”the statement said.
“We continue to share our conviction in this mission and we will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe that we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our life. We ask for space and privacy for our family. we are starting to navigate this new life. “
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