Bill Gates & Melinda Gates' 25-Year-Old Daughter Jennifer Is Speaking Out on Their Divorce
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates rocked the public to the core with the announcement that they would end their 27-year marriage, shared on Twitter yesterday. They confirmed their intention to continue working with the Gates Foundation, but stated that their marriage was without a doubt over. The couple share three children - son Rory John, 21, and daughters Phoebe Adele, 18, and Jennifer Katharine, 25 - the eldest of whom now talks about their parents' separation and further insights on her own social media page what gives may have caused her imminent divorce.
“Hello friends,” Jennifer began her message to Instagram followers, sharing her story hours after her parents published her own announcement. “By now, many of you have heard the news that my parents are separating. It was a challenging time for our whole family. I am currently learning how to best support my own process and emotions and those of my family members, and I am grateful for the space that is available for this. "
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Her request for space while making this change reflected the feelings of her parents in her own statement, which read: “After much thought and work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage… We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to find our way in this new life. "
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Jennifer is a medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City and a former professional equestrian. She intends to follow in her parents' footsteps to work on global health initiatives. Growing up in this wealthy family, she clearly mastered the art of public expression in a sensitive time.
"I will not say anything more about the breakup personally, but please know that your kind words and support mean the whole world to me," she concluded. “Thank you for understanding our desire for privacy as we navigate through the next stages of our lives. With love and respect. "
When further details of this breakup no doubt emerged, Jennifer was smart about getting her comments early and making it clear that she would not take any further questions. But we wouldn't expect less from the oldest fools.
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