Bill and Melinda Gates spark Twitter frenzy after announcing divorce – ‘Marry Bezos!’

The co-founding father of Microsoft revealed is separating from his spouse as “we now not consider we are able to develop collectively as a pair”. The pair had been married for 27 years – and will proceed to run the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation collectively.

In a press release posted to Mr Gates Twitter account, the philanthropist mentioned: “After an excessive amount of thought and lots of work on our relationship, now we have made the choice to finish our marriage.

“Over the final 27 years, now we have raised three unbelievable kids and constructed a basis that works everywhere in the world to allow all folks to guide wholesome, productive lives.

“We proceed to share a perception in that mission and will proceed our work collectively on the basis, however we now not consider we are able to develop collectively as a pair on this subsequent part of our lives.

“We ask for house and privateness for our household as we start to navigate this new life.”

News of the {couples} divorce went viral on Monday night, with #Melinda changing into the highest pattern on Twitter for the US and UK.

Some social media customers expressed sympathy for the Gates couple, and mentioned their divorce confirmed “maturity”.

One mentioned: “I’ve at all times argued that not all divorces are failed marriages. Bill and Melinda Gates is one instance of that.

“Their marriage was lengthy, fruitful, and impactful.

“Now going aside to hunt higher happiness isn’t equal to failure.”

Other social media customers praised the separating couple for ending their relationship earlier than it worsened.

One mentioned: “Bill and Melinda Gates parting after 27 years and their divorce announcement is extra innocent than what some ongoing lovers trade.

“So civil.

“Love can go rancid however no breakup needs to be caustic.”

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Wall Mossberg, American know-how journalist, additionally expressed his sympathy for the pair, and mentioned: “I met Melinda French when she got here to my workplace to demo Microsoft Publisher.

“I had no thought then that she had any private relationship with Bill.

“I’ve met with them, in public and non-public, aside and collectively, many occasions since. I do know them.

“That’s why I’m unhappy about at this time’s information.”

However, others took the chance to crack jokes about how Melinda might safe a big pay-out from Mr Gates of their divorce.

The pair had up a mixed $124 billion (£89bn) fortune, making them among the many prime 5 richest {couples} on the planet.

Some social media customers posted movies of the enduring Windows XP shut down jingle, or posted footage of Windows computer systems crashing with a ‘blue display screen’.

One Twitter person mentioned: “Bill Gates can now marry Jeff Bezos to develop into essentially the most highly effective couple within the World.”

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