Billionaire couple Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates hit the headlines as they announced their divorce on May 4. They ended their marriage of 27 years, leaving everyone shocked. They posted a joint statement on Twitter, which mentioned that they no longer believe they can grow together as a couple. Since then, there have been multiple reports speculating as to why they ended their marriage. From rumours about Bill Gate’s affairs to his alleged connection with Jeffrey Epstein- a lot is being reported about the same.
One of the angles that many tabloids have mentioned is Bill Gates’ connection with sexual offender Jeffrey Epstein. According to The New York Times, Bill Gates got to know Jeffrey Epstein in 2011, and that Melinda had not been comfortable about Bill Gates spending time with a sex offender. The report also claims that Melinda hired divorce lawyers in 2019, around the same time that Bill Gates’ meeting with Epstein came into public view, and that she was unhappy about it.
However, back in 2019, Bill Gates told the Wall Street Journal that he met Jeffrey Epstein, however, he didn’t have any business relationship or friendship with him.
“I didn’t go to New Mexico or Florida or Palm Beach or any of that. There were people around him who were saying, hey, if you want to raise money for global health and get more philanthropy, he knows a lot of rich people. Every meeting where I was with him were meetings with men. I was never at any parties or anything like that,” said Bill Gates. ALSO READ: Bill Gates Had An Agreement With Wife Melinda To Annually Meet His Ex-Girlfriend? Find Out How The Couple Will Split 145 Billion Dollars
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