Bill Gates was spotted in his first public outing since announcing his divorce from Melinda.
The billionaire Microsoft co-founder, 65, was spotted in Manhattan on Saturday, according to images obtained by the Daily Mail.
In the photos, Gates is all smiles as he walks through the Big Apple. In particular, he continues to wear his wedding ring.
Gates reportedly flew to Newark Airport in New Jersey the day before. He was said to be hiding in a luxury billionaire golf club in California.
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Earlier this week, Gates made his first official public appearance since the divorce announcement, participating in a virtual global forum with the US Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. During the forum, he spoke at length about climate change and the difficult road ahead for America to recover from the impact of coronavirus.
Although he did not discuss his personal life, many were able to deduce a bit of his state of mind given that he always appeared to be wearing his wedding ring during his speech.
The choice isn’t that strange considering Bill and Melinda are still technically married. However, the billionaires announced their divorce on May 3, ending their 27-year marriage. Although they are still hammer How to split their vast assets and business ties before they could officially finalize the split, it is believed they had been separated for some time prior to the announcement.
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Bill’s decision to sport his ring, however, may come as a surprise to some given that the couple, who share three children, go their separate ways amid reports that Bill is regularly a woman despite marrying Melinda. She would also have been mad at her past husband’s association with convicted sex offender and deceased financier Jeffrey Epstein.
It’s unclear how much bad blood there is between the two, however, given that they plan to continue to be involved together in their philanthropic Bill and Melinda Gates foundation despite their marriage ending.
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The former couple said their decision to divorce came after “a lot of thought and a lot of work on our relationship.”
Fox News’s Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report
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