American Business Magnate and software developer William Henry Gates III, and his wife Melinda Gates have finally announced plans to divorce after 27 years of a blossoming marriage.
Through their joint statement on Twitter, the Gates announced plans to part ways citing they can no longer grow together as a couple while transitioning to their next phase of life.
The two however acknowledged sharing a common vision for their foundation and would still continue working together
The Gate went ahead to ask for space and privacy for their family as they begin to navigate their new life.
Bill and Melinda were also grateful for the beautiful family of three amazing kids they have raised together as a people.
“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” Bill and Melinda Gates wrote in a statement that Bill Gates tweeted out.
“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 all people to lead healthy, 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 a 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,” read the statement signed by Melinda Gates and Bill Gates
The two met at Microsoft and later got married in 1994.