Founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda has on Monday announced their decision to separate after 27 years of marriage.
According to the couple, they are ending their marriage but will continue to work together at their namesake philanthropic foundation.
A statement tweeted from their personal accounts, reads;
“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.”
Bill and Melinda Gates also asked for privacy during this time.