Bill Gates and Melinda French gates have officially called off their marriage after 27 years.
According to court documents released on Monday, the couple’s has officially ended their marriage of 27 years. The power couple who met at Microsoft (MSFT) in 1987 and married in 1994 announced three months ago that they would be ending their marriage. Saying, “we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.” French Gates filed the petition for divorce in King County, Washington.
Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce was approved by the King County court in Washington state on Monday morning, officially ending their 27-year marriage.
The final divorce order filed by the court said the two agreed to a “separation contract” that was not filed in the divorce proceedings. The separation contract includes how the two will divide their property, debt, and court fees. Eachof the Gates children is 18 or older, however, the courts did not establish a parenting or child-support plan.
Gates 65, and Melinda 56, have three children Jennifer Katharine Gates, Rory John Gates and Phoebe Adele Gates. “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.” Melinda stated.
They both agreed to continue running their non-profit foundation “Gates foundation ” together after a 27 year devorce.