Jennifer Gates, the eldest daughter of Bill and Melinda Gates, has spoken out after her billionaire parents announced on Monday, May 4, they had decided to divorce after 27 years of marriage.
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The pair announced the decision to divorce in a joint statement they released on Twitter, revealing they had been battling to save the relationship for some time.
Taking to her Instagram story, Jennifer described her parents’ shock divorce announcement as a “challenging stretch of time” .
She then requested privacy as they “navigate the next phases of our lives”.
“Hi friends by now many of you have heard the news that my parents are separating”
“It’s been a challenging stretch of time for the whole family”
“I’m still learning how to best support my own process and emotions as well as my family members at this time and am grateful for the space to do so,” Jennifer wrote.
“I won’t personally comment further on anything around the separation.
She added that the kind words and support from people “mean the world to her.