Amid his divorce from his wife of almost three decades, Melinda, Bill Gates has admitted that he had an affair, this being the main reason why their marriage came to an end. Apparently, he cheated on her with an employee and this seems to confirm previous reports that he’s stepped down from Microsoft because of the infidelity. The first to report this was the Wall Street Journal, an insider telling the news outlet that the board of directors took steps to remove Bill Gates from the board. RELATED: Melinda Gates Talks Marriage To Bill, Abuse, Vaccines, and Reproductive Rights — Watch Video Interview However, while he admitted to cheating on his wife with an employee at Microsoft, Bill insists that his departure from the company had nothing to do with the affair. Instead, he reportedly resigned before the investigation into the workplace affair could be finalized. One spokesperson tells WSJ that ‘There was an affair almost twenty years ago which ended amicably. Bill’s decision to transition from the board was not related to this matter. In fact, he’d expressed an interest in spending more time on philanthropy starting years earlier.’ RELATED: Bill Gates And Melinda Gates Are Getting A Divorce After Nearly 3 Decades Of Marriage – Read The Statement! As for the cheating, it turns out that not many were surprised to hear about it. For instance, The View hosts suggested that his legacy will not even be tarnished by this scandal. Joy Behar argued that ‘You know, this guys saves countries. And I do not think his personal peccadillos have any effect, negatively, on what he does for the world. I’m a fan of his. I am not judging people who commit adultery, but do great things still.’ Co-host Meghan McCain wasn’t shocked either, the woman explaining that ‘Men follow their penises. Men in power cheat on their wives, and water’s wet, and there is gambling in Casablanca, okay? I mean, sorry, it is not revelatory.’ Furthermore, Serena Williams‘ husband, Alexis Ohanian asked his own followers on Twitter: ‘How shocked are you by this Bill Gates news?’ only to add jokingly after seeing their responses that they were ‘clearly not shocked at all.’
Bill Gates Confesses To Cheating On His Wife Of Nearly 3 Decades Amid Divorce And No One Is Surprised!