Bill and Melinda Gates, announced their decision to get a divorce on a joint post on Twitter, after 27 years of being married.
The couple had been married for 27 years, tying the knot in 1994 in Lanai, Hawaii. According to the BBC they had always known they were either going to break up or get married, even sitting down to write out on a whiteboard the pros and cons of marriage.
CNN Business has reported it was Melinda Gates who filed a petition for divorce on Monday in Washington.
The post alludes to the fact that they will strive to continue their shared work at the philanthropic organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has been in operation since 2000.