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Entertainment Bill Gates Once Said He Wished He Had Thanked Melinda More 2 Years Before Separating

02:40  04 may  2021
02:40  04 may  2021 Source:   people.com

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Bill Gates and his wife Melinda announced their split via Twitter on Monday, writing: 'After a great deal of thought and a lot of work, we have made the decision to end our marriage.' They married six years later but he deliberated over it and, according to previous interviews given by Melinda , even made a list of pros and cons for marriage on a whiteboard. The reason behind their split after over a quarter-century remains a mystery but Melinda has previously suggested her husband had trouble balancing work and family.

They have three children and jointly run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The organisation has spent billions fighting causes such as infectious diseases and encouraging vaccinations in children. Melinda said she found Bill - methodical it seems even in matters of the heart - writing a list on a whiteboard with the "pros and the cons of getting married". They got married in 1994 on the Hawaiian island of Lanai, reportedly hiring up all the local helicopters to stop unwanted guests flying over.

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Bill and Melinda Gates announced Monday that they are getting divorced, saying in a statement that they "no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives."

The news of the philanthropists' separation comes two years after they both appeared in the Netflix docuseries Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates. While the series covered a range of topics, both Bill and Melinda opened up about their relationship — with Bill revealing that he wished he thanked his wife more.

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In the final episode of the three-part docuseries, the director asked Bill, "If you got hit by a bus today, died, what's the one thing, the one thing you said, 'God, I wish I had done that I haven't done?' "

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He met Melinda when she joined the company when he was 31 in 1987. Melinda said that Bill spent weeks debating whether or not they should marry, and even made a list of pros and cons for marriage on a whiteboard. “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?”’ she said . Their foundation has over bn in assets, according to a tax filing, reported CNBC.

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"You know, thanking Melinda," Bill answered.

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Earlier in that episode, Bill and Melinda looked back on the early days of their relationship.

"When we first met, she had other boyfriends and I had Microsoft. We were like, 'Hey we're not really serious about each other are we? We're not going to demand each other's time,' " Bill recalled.

Melinda — who had landed at the then-startup as her first job out of college — agreed, saying that at that time she was still "figuring it out."

"I was new to Microsoft. There were a lot of men there," she said with a laugh. "You know, you're still looking around, you're still figuring it out."

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But as time went by, the pair fell in love.

"But after about a year of that, sort of to our surprise, certainly my surprise, we said, 'Hey, I love you,' and she said she loved me and then it was like, wow. Now what's going to happen?" Bill said.

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"Bill wanted to be married, but he didn't know whether he could actually commit to it and have Microsoft," Melinda said.

The pair tied the knot on New Year's Day 1994 in Hawaii. They share three children: son Rory John, 21, and daughters Phoebe Adele, 18, and Jennifer Katharine, 25.

In 2019, Melinda shared a throwback video from their wedding in honor of their anniversary.

"I thought my heart was full that night, but the last 25 years have taught me just how full a heart can get," she wrote in a sweet Facebook post.

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In the first episode of the docuseries, Bill referred to Melinda as "totally my partner."

The couples' friend Mike Slade also remarked on the couples' equal partnership throughout their marriage and various works together.

"It doesn't feel like there's any inequality, even though he's the one who started Microsoft and not her," Slade said. "He appreciates everything about her as opposed to complaining about her."

"I've never heard him complain about her. He's the only person I know on this earth who I've never heard complain about his wife," Slade added.

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Bill and Melinda announced their separation with a joint statement shared on social media Monday.

"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," they said, referring to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which they founded in 2000 and is now worth over $40 billion.

"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," they concluded in the statement.

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It is unclear why the couple is divorcing. They only said "we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in the next phase of our lives," according to the joint statement posted to their respective Twitter accounts. The post Melinda Gates Began to Divorce Bill Since At Least 2019, While Worried About His Contacts with Jeffrey Epstein: Report first appeared on Law & Crime.Melinda Gates had been meeting with firms since at least 2019 to untangle her marriage with husband Bill, according to sources for The Wall Street Journal.

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