Bill Gates’ Divorce Papers Reveal There’s No Prenup

Bill and Melinda Gates
Bill and Melinda Gates are divorcing. Credit: @melindafrenchgates/Instagram

Bill Gates’ divorce papers have revealed that he does not have a prenup with his soon-to-be ex-wife Melinda. 

The former couple confirmed they were getting divorced on May 3 in a statement posted on Twitter.

They said they had decided to end their relationship after putting in a ‘great deal of thought and a lot of work’. 

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The couple say they will continue to collaborate on their philanthropy work. Credit: @melindafrenchgates/Instagram

It read: “We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work 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.”

Since the news, the couple’s eldest child, Jennifer, 25, has shared her thoughts. 

“I’m still learning how to best support my own process and emotions as well as my family members at this time and am grateful for the space to do so,” she penned.

“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.”

Melinda is said to be the person who filed for the divorce, stating that the ‘parties are separated,’ according to legal papers obtained by The Sun.

The documents read: “The marriage is irretrievably broken. 

“We ask the court to dissolve our marriage and find that our marital community ended on the date stated in our separation contract.”

Melinda Gates is said to have filed the divorce. Credit: @melindafrenchgates/Instagram

Apparently, the 56-year-old hasn’t asked for any spousal support from the Microsoft co-founder, who is believed to be worth $124billion. 

During their 25th year of marriage, Melinda opened up to The Sunday Times about how her marriage to Bill was ‘incredibly hard’. 

She commented: “When he was having trouble making the decision about getting married, he was incredibly clear that it was not about me, it was about ‘Can I get the balance right between work and family life?’.”

The pair met in 1987 when Melinda joined Microsoft. After seven years of dating, they tied the knot in Lanai, Hawaii. 

They then went on to have three children; Jennifer, Rory, 22, and Phoebe, 19.

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