The couple announced they were separating earlier this month after a nearly three-decade marriage.
Philanthropists have said they “no longer believe that we can grow up together as a couple” in the next stage of their lives in statements posted on social media.
According to New York PostMr. Gates had told friends “some time ago” that the marriage was over.
“Bill spoke to his close friends on the golf course,” a source told the newspaper.
“He told them some time ago that the marriage was loveless, that it had been over for some time, and that they were living separate lives.
The billionaire tech mogul is said to have spent time at an exclusive California golf club after his high-profile divorce.
The couple had been married for almost 30 years.
“Over the past 27 years, we have raised three amazing children and built a foundation that works around the world to enable everyone to lead healthy and productive lives,” the Gates statement continued.
“We continue to share our belief in this mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but
They will continue to lead the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is the world’s largest private charity.
the New York Post also reported that the divorce had been “hard” on Melinda, due to her Roman Catholic faith.
The independent addressed to representatives of Mr. and Mrs. Gates for comments.