06:40 GMT17 June 2021
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    Last week, the Microsoft co-founder and his wife announced they were divorcing after 27 years of marriage, noting they don't believe they can "grow together as a couple" anymore. They later stated that their joint philantropic work via the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will continue.

    Melinda Gates published a tweet on Mother's Day, making it her first official statement since her divorce announcement with Bill. The wife of the tycoon mentioned her "resilience" and posted a photo with her three kids - Phoebe, Rory, and Jennifer.

    ​Melinda is believed to be the one who filed for divorce last Monday, apparently saying in the documents that the marriage has been "irretrievably broken". However, the details about the causes and details of the breakup remain unclear. The Gates divorce promises to be the most expensive in the world, at an estimated cost of $127 billion.

     

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