Sources told TMZ that Melinda had rented the island of Calivigny for the exorbitant sum of $ 132,000 a night for herself and the couple’s children, as well as their loved ones.
But the Microsoft co-founder, whom she has been married to for 27 years, had not been invited to the 80-acre Caribbean island hideaway, according to the outlet, which reported that everyone in the family had sided. by Melinda.
Melinda still decided to leave despite efforts by the couple’s lawyers to find a settlement during what the outlet described as a hostile split, according to the outlet.
On the same day they announced their separation, Bill’s investment firm transferred $ 1.8 billion in shares to Melinda – the first indication of how one of the world’s richest couples will share their assets. considerable.
The philanthropic couple announced their divorce on Monday in a joint statement.
“After a lot of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we made the decision to end our marriage”, the couple written on twitter.
“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,” they added.
The couple have three children – Jennifer, 25, Rory, 21, and Phoebe, 18 – who mostly live in private life.