Bill Gates and Melinda Gates Are Officially Divorced

UPDATE: Bill Gates and Melinda Gates‘ marriage has been dissolved.

On August 2, three months after the former couple announced their split, a judge officially signed off on their divorce. In the final agreement, filed in the Superior Court of Washington and obtained by E! News, it’s noted that “no money judgment” has been ordered and that neither Bill or Melinda has asked to change their names. No spousal support has been ordered.


Bill Gates and Melinda Gates are going their separate ways. 

In a joint statement shared to social media on Monday, May 3, the Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist announced their decision to split after nearly three decades as husband and wife. 

“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” Bill and Melinda’s message read. “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.”

Bill and Melinda are parents to daughter Jennifer Gates, 24; son Rory Gates, 21; and daughter Phoebe Gates, 18. 

As for the future of their eponymous foundation, which launched in 2000, Bill and Melinda said their efforts will not be impacted by the separation. 

The statement explained, “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 the next phase of our lives.”

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