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Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by ElectroLyte: 9:55am On May 04
The world’s billionaire couple, Bill and Melinda Gates posted a joint statement on Twitter Monday, 3 May, about their divorce and this is probably the most shocking news of the year so far.

Court papers showed that they were separated before taking the divorce decision. The court papers, however, did not show the date of their separation.

“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work, 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. We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue to 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 said in the joint statement.

The court papers also showed that Melinda Gates, 56, filed the divorce petition in which she described her marriage to Bill Gates, 64, as ‘irretrievably broken.’

The documents posted by TMZ.com, also showed that the Microsoft founder, who is the fourth richest man in the world with a fortune of about $130billion, did not sign a prenuptial agreement with his estranged wife of over 27 years.

The implication of not having a prenuptial agreement is that the two have nothing to help them navigate dividing their wealth which includes properties in five states, a private jet, an astonishing art collection, and a fleet of luxury cars.

In the divorce petition, which was filed in the superior court of Washington King County on Monday, Melinda asked the judge to dissolve the marriage ‘on the date stated in our separation contract’. The separation contract was, however, not included in the filing so that date is unclear.

In the absence of the pre-nuptial agreement, the only agreement pertaining to the divorce is the separation contract.

Melinda did not ask for any spousal support but requested a trial date in April 2022. However, it is likely the divorce will be settled without a trial.

The petition states that finances pertaining to the couple’s three children are addressed in the separation contract. The document was signed by both Bill and Melinda, as well as their attorneys.

Both Bill and Melinda hired powerhouse law firms to assist in the divorce. Melinda is represented by a team of four New York-based attorneys from two separate firms: Cohen Clair Lane Griefer Thorpe & Rottenstreich LLP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

Bill is represented by three Los Angeles-based attorneys from Munger Tolles & Olson. One of the attorneys, Charles T Munger, is a longtime partner of Bill’s billionaire friend Warren Buffett.

The announcement comes less than two weeks after they made their last public appearance, virtually, at a Covid-19 event for healthcare workers.
https://thestreetjournal.org/2021/05/court-documents-reveal-bill-melinda-gates-were-separated-before-divorce-announcement/

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by iammo(m): 10:02am On May 04
cool


They really tried, 27 years with all that money, and they stayed faithful

Scorpio male and Leo female... Not so smooth relationship

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by Tolexandre: 12:12pm On May 04
Lasting Marriage in America is a curse

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by slawormiir: 12:12pm On May 04
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright .....me personally nor go put my hand for marriage

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by Bornsinner7: 12:12pm On May 04
Gold diggers preparing their tools for digging some gold

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by Odunharry(m): 12:12pm On May 04
Her own share of money is certain.

"irretrievably broken marriage"
Marriage matter dey get as e be..

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by humilitypays(m): 12:12pm On May 04
Okokobioko shocked

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by ceejayluv(m): 12:12pm On May 04
As expected. Guess she's found a younger D|CK to ride

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by HEAVEN4444: 12:12pm On May 04
grin after 27 years they divorce in Taurus, 5th month and she is the one who filed the divorce. hmm hmmm lol

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by Nuelito: 12:12pm On May 04
Wahala

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by scait(m): 12:12pm On May 04
Their wahala

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by usamali(m): 12:12pm On May 04
Marriage no be beans ooh

Chaii

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by lindareep: 12:13pm On May 04
Iwok
Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by Charly68: 12:13pm On May 04
Let them carry their cross. Everybody will carry his or her own cross
Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by MANNABBQGRILLS: 12:13pm On May 04
All of us @MANNABBQGRILLS wish both of them all the very best for the future.

Absolute respect to them both!
Great and Good people they are.

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by Lexusgs430: 12:13pm On May 04
Those seeking money....... Money can never buy you happiness...... cheesy

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by Sladotun(m): 12:13pm On May 04
If na Naija nau, we gast do family meeting first, break kolanut.

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by The5DME(m): 12:13pm On May 04
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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by Legolast: 12:14pm On May 04
A failed marriage. If it is not due to some disagreements no matter the comfort/wealth, then there will be no divorce.
Every divorce is caused by unresolved internal issues that can no longer keep the union as one = failure to fix the issue/s.

I can’t wait for the “money cannot buy happiness” motivational messages because of Bill and Melinda Gates ���

“Money cannot buy happiness, just look at Bill and Melinda”

You that you are talking, do you have money? My friend if you don’t giddifock …

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by Joromi1: 12:14pm On May 04
iammo:
They really tried, 27 years with all that money, and they stayed faithful
So what? Poor Nigerians last more than that.

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by scribble: 12:14pm On May 04
No wonder Gates is pissed and want to use pandemic to kill everybody

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by SmellySperm(m): 12:14pm On May 04
the thought of spending the rest of my life with only one steady kpekus gives me migraine

meanwhile, she's someone's potential client smiley

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by ChiefAfonja: 12:14pm On May 04
Yes To Ooodua National

No to Thiefnubu

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by Charliewyt: 12:15pm On May 04
Make nobody come here come shout say money no fit buy happiness oooo,
because we know say the woman go dey richer out of the marriage than in the marriage.
If you know you know.

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by Sirpaul(m): 12:16pm On May 04
na Big cash out the woman won do so

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by ebuka440: 12:16pm On May 04
Is it not better they divorce so that Bill gates will be able to come and marry one of my aunt.

I need his money for just 6 months after which he's eligible to divorce her

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by Joromi1: 12:16pm On May 04
That's what you get from marrying oyinbo wife. Once they're tired of you they'd file for divorce and split your fortune. Niggas are wiser now sha. Baby mama all the way.

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by lastempero: 12:16pm On May 04
Lexusgs430:
Those seeking money....... Money can never buy you happiness...... cheesy

Better to have it n be sad and not to have it n be sad.
Nothing guarantees happines so it's better to be at the safer side of life.

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by Sirpaul(m): 12:16pm On May 04
how is this relating to the post??..

receive sense.

ChiefAfonja:
Yes To Ooodua National

No to Thiefnubu

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by temitope27: 12:16pm On May 04
Tolexandre:
Lasting Marriage in America is a curse
I think so

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Re: Melinda Gates Filed For Divorce, Couple Has Been Separated Before The Divorce by Kobicove(m): 12:17pm On May 04
That's their own cup of tea undecided

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