According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Melinda Gates met with divorce lawyers back in 2019.
This is the first evidence that the divorce goes back at least to 2019.
The 56-year-old philanthropist has been working with lawyers at several firms since at least 2019 to unwind the marriage of more than 25 years, according to these people and the documents.
The report also outlined that one of the concerns for Melinda Gates was Bill’s relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein:
The couple hasn’t said what prompted the split. One source of concern for Ms. Gates was her husband’s dealings with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, according to the people and a former employee of their charity, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ms. Gates’s concerns about the relationship dated as far back as 2013, the former employee said.