I had heard - and this of course may not be true at all - that their prenup included a provision for him to continue another relationship on a very limited basis. Again, that may or may not be true.
I’m also rather curious but what I did like about this announcement is that Melinda’s name came first, which is not the usual (and sexist) pattern of male name first - and not a shared last name. It’s her full name then his full name. It says to me that she is retaining the Gates name while forging a path away from him.
27 years is a helluva long time in their stratosphere.
Curtains, sorry are you saying that Bill wanted to see somone on the quiet but maintain happy families with Melinda for Public image?
I am a little confused. Or 'there were three of us in this marriage' scenario?
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Yes, that’s what it was - and again, never truly confirmed but many sources indicate without attribution - that the prenup between Melinda and Bill provided for him to continue another existing relationship on a very limited basis, without that becoming grounds for divorce or nullifying the prenup/changing the terms of the prenup. Whether or not that is true or that he ever exercised that clause is an unknown. (Why have it in there if it isn’t to be exercised though?)
But not a “three of us in the marriage” idea IMO because all were consenting parties. If you are referring to the triangle with the POW PssofW, and CPB, that was a situation where all parties didn’t consent.
EDITING TO ADD: According to the news this am, there WAS not prenup. I’m finding that hard to believe but...