Social media went agog when Microsoft Founder, Bill Gates and his philanthropist wife, Melinda Gates announce separation.
The couple who have been married since 1994, are heading for a divorce after 27years of marriage.
The billionaire(aged 65) and his wife (aged 56) revealed this shocking news to their Twitter followers via a joint statement.
The estranged couple revealed that they are no longer compatible and don’t see themselves growing old together.
They however said they would continue to work together to promote their foundation ‘The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’.
Their statement reads:
“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage. Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable people to lead helthy, productive lives. 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 couple in this next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life
Melinda Gates and Bill Gates”.