Melinda Gates Reveals Why She Divorced Bill

( In a recent interview, the billionaire ex-wife of billionaire Bill Gates opened up about her divorce, and all the non-billionaires in the universe couldn’t care less.

Melinda Gates told Fortune magazine that she could no longer stay in the marriage but refused to say what her reasons were for calling it quits. Not that it’s anybody’s business.

The couple, who married in 1994, announced in May of last year that their 27-year marriage was over.

According to Melinda, she had a few reasons to file for why she couldn’t stay in the marriage, adding that she was thankful for the COVID lockdown because it gave her the privacy she needed to make her decision to leave.

She also discussed how hard it was to continue working with Bill Gates after deciding to split.

Even after they decided to split, the couple continued to work together running the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that they founded in 2000.

She told Fortune that even as she distanced herself from her husband, she still needed to “show up and be my best self every single day.”

Melinda said her primary concern during the divorce was protecting their three children, Jennifer, 25, Rory, 23, and Phoebe, 19.

But now that the deed is done, Melinda said she is thankful that she and Bill have “gotten to the other side.”

Melinda told Fortune that going through a painful divorce helped to teach her that “as a leader” she can do anything.

Of course, it helps that she landed on a multi-billion-dollar safety net.

Melinda also spoke at length about her work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and how that helped her get through the divorce. She described the people she works with as “unbelievable partners.”