In the recent news, Philanthropist Melinda French Gates has opened up about her very public divorce from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates after 27 years of marriage. After the disclosures about an affair Gates had in 2000, French Gates finally concluded it was time to part ways.
Melinda Gates Opens Up About Her Very Public Divorce from Bill Gates
“I certainly believe in forgiveness, so I thought we had worked through some of that. It wasn’t one moment or one specific thing that happened. There just came a point in time where there was enough there that I realized it just wasn’t healthy, and I couldn’t trust what we had,” she told CBS Mornings anchor Gayle King about her very public divorce.
“You're grieving a loss of something you thought…you had for your lifetime”: In an exclusive interview with @GayleKing, Melinda French Gates opens up about the grieving process after she ended her marriage with Bill Gates.
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Melinda Gates further added that their very public divorce, first announced in May 2021, was emotional. “Look, I had a lot of tears for many days, I mean, days where I’m literally laying on the floor and the carpet this close to me,” she told as a hand was pressed to her face. “And I’m literally thinking, ‘How can this be? How can I get up? How am I gonna move forward?’” she recalled.
‘I Do Feel Like I’m Turning a Page in the Chapter’
Melinda Gates also revealed that she felt profound anger. “That’s part of the grieving process. You’re grieving a loss of something you thought you had and thought you had for your lifetime. I mean, this is painful stuff,” she told King. But French Gates also said she is steadily coming through to the other side, to look ahead to the rest of her life.
“I do feel like I’m turning a page in the chapter. I mean, it’s 2022 and I’m actually really excited about what’s to come and life ahead for me,” she said. Melinda and Bill Gates announced in May 2021 that they had split after 27 years of being married. The former couple share four children.
Source: Hollywood Reporter