by Christopher Tremoglie
Bill Gates announced on Twitter Monday that he and his wife, Melinda Gates, were filing for divorce.
Bill and Melinda Gates had been married for 27 years and have three children together.
“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” Gates tweeted. “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,” Gates added.