Melinda Gates Was Meeting w/ Divorce Lawyers Since 2019 to End Marriage

Ruben Hill
May 10, 2021

The news of the split sparked rumours of the reason behind the divorce and some reports claimed that Zhe "Shelly" Wang, a translator for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, shared a very close relationship with wither Bill or Melinda.

Sources cited by The Daily Beast in a Thursday report said that both Gates meet with Epstein at his home in 2013, but Melinda told friends she was uncomfortable and wanted nothing to do with him.

"Bill Gates regrets ever meeting with Epstein and recognizes it was an error in judgment to do so", said Bridgitt Arnold, a spokesperson for Bill Gates in the October 2019 Times article.

"Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and build a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives", it added.

"They will continue to work together to shape and approve foundation strategies, advocate for the foundation's issues and set the organization's overall direction", the foundation said.

"We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life". The philanthropic couple are known to work on key sectors of health and sanitation through their foundation.

Licensed marriage and family therapist Dr. Karen Ruskin weighs in on Bill and Melinda Gates' pending divorce.

Melinda Gates lifted the lid on some of the struggles within her marriage in her 2019 book, The Moment of Lift.

Taking to Instagram, Gates wrote a heartwarming note as she reflected on motherhood.

A young Melinda Gates shows off a Microsoft demo in 1995.

Bill and Melinda Gates are parents to two daughters - 25-year-old Jennifer and 18-year-old Phoebe - and a son, 21-year-old Rory.

How much money is at stake?

Bill Gates, who co-founded Microsoft, has an estimated net worth of $124 billion, according to Forbes.

The news of Gates' divorce shocked many around the world, given their nearly three-decade-long marriage and partnership.

It is publicly unclear why the couple is divorcing.

A securities filing revealed more than 14 million shares of Canadian National Railway was transferred to Melinda Gates last week. Understandably, the curiosity as to why the power couple suddenly chose to go their separate ways is huge. Per CNN, Melinda filed a petition for divorce in King County, Washington, on the day the ex-duo announced their split.

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