Isn’t it regrettable when nebulous clouds of divorce just descend upon innocents? Microsoft founder Bill Gates is one such sad case. In an interview with Vanity Fair this week, he says he’d marry Melinda all over again. And appears exceptionally clueless about why she’s not his “friend.”
Not only did the Microsoft founder’s 27-year-long marriage to Melinda Gates recently come to an end, but he’s also had to deal with the death of his father and the onset of a global pandemic. But Bill confessed that “the weirdest part has been the kids leaving,” as his youngest just went off to college. He added, “My wife’s graduated as well so I’m going to have lots of interesting dinners at the house. I figure a few times a week I will have various experts come. I have this nice house that lends itself to great discussions. But it feels too big most of the time. I am only a small-sized person.”
Oh right, she didn’t quit you for sticking your, um, floppy disc in multiple drives. Or having a long-term affair with your old girlfriend. She graduated.
Magna cum laude in leaving a cheater.
So weird you didn’t mention it!
Especially as you have an entire house devoted to discussions. Wow!
The multi-billionaire went on to explain that while he’s not really a “visibly emotional” guy, “Maybe somewhere deep inside I am.” He added that while his divorce has by no means been an easy process, “I feel lucky that I get to work with [Melinda]. And we have the annual employee meeting at the Foundation and the Giving Pledge and the annual meeting in June that she and I host together.” And while Melinda previously declined to label their post-split relationship a “friendship,” Bill said, “I would say that. In an interview she chose not to use that word, but I’ll use it. We have a, you know, super important, complex, close relationship where we’ve chosen to work together. And I’m very happy that we get to work together. You know, we built the Foundation together.”
Gosh Melinda, Bill likes you so much and you’re so withholding. He thinks of you as a friend, and you’re all “Give me $7 billion to eradicate malaria.” He has feelings! Somewhere! They were going to be revealed eventually, but you only gave it 27 years.
In a previous interview, Melinda also said she is still grieving their relationshipand Bill said he feels that way as well. “I’m also grieving the same way she is. Yes,” he confirmed.
Damn those divorce clouds!
Actually Bill, Melinda is grieving like someone who gave 27 years of her life to a serial cheater who humiliated her on a global stage. And you’re a douchebag bragging about your dinner guests. Too bad Jeffrey Epstein can’t make your next fete.
When I got married, yeah, Microsoft was a big deal. But I was a young 38-year-old and she was a mature 28-year old, and over those next few years, in terms of what we learnt together, what went well, what didn’t go well…I mean, that’s more than half my adult life. And so, yes, you’re very used to going home and saying, ‘Oh, I did this well,’ or, ‘Oh, I did this poorly,’ or, ‘Oh, I called this person the wrong name.’ We did a lot together.” When asked if he misses that dynamic, he added, “Yes, sure. I’m lucky that a part of it continues. Which I think is super.”
Melinda, you were a good wife appliance. There with a cue card whenever Bill muffed a name. When he looks back over a 27 year marriage, this is what he remembers. Telling you about himself.
“Every marriage as the kids leave the house will go through a transition. Mine sadly went through this transition called divorce. But from my point of view it was a great marriage. I wouldn’t have changed it. You know, I wouldn’t choose to marry someone else.”
HE CHOSE YOU, MELINDA! You may have left the field, but you won the pick me dance! He doesn’t regret marrying… Melania… Melody… Marion….
Damn it, where’s the cue card?