Written By : Aashish Vashistha
Ever since Bill Gates and Melinda Gates divorced, there were rumours going viral on social media regarding the reason behind this break down. However, in a recent interview with CBS on Thursday, March 3, Melinda cleared all the air. Melinda opened up about the end of her marriage and Bill Gate’s affair. Shortly after news of their divorce was made public, the Microsoft co-founder also admitted to having cheated on Melinda in the past. Melinda was also asked if Bill cheated on her more than once, she remained ‘tight – lipped’ and numb. She added, “I think that’s something that Bill needs to answer.”
Melinda doesn’t stop here, she went on to reveal that Bill’s affair with someone was not the only reason for their separation. She said in the recent interview about Bill’s affair, “I certainly believe in forgiveness, so I thought we had worked through some of that.” She further exposed Bill by saying that, “It wasn’t one moment or one specific thing that happened. There just came a point in time when I realized there was enough there where I knew it wasn’t healthy and I couldn’t trust what we had.”.
Also Bill’s relationship with convicted sex trafficker, Jeffrey Epstein, also played a major role in these doubts. “I did not like that he had meetings with Jeffrey Epstein, no. I made that clear to him,” Melinda shared, before revealing she met the late person “exactly one time” because she “wanted to see who this man. After she encountered Epstein, she added, “I regretted it the second I walked in the door, He was abhorrent”, “He was evil personified. My heart breaks for these women.” On the contrary, Bill Gates for his part, called his ‘working relationship’ with Epstein (who died by suicide in jail in 2019 while awaiting trial), a “mistake” in a statement to the network.
Bill Gates and Melinda announced their divorce in May 2021 after almost 30 years of marriage. Both announced their breaking and separation by adding, “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the pair announced in a joint statement at the time. “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.”