Following the news of Bill and Melinda Gates divorce, their oldest child, Jennifer Gates, has spoken on the issue.
It was earlier reported that Bill and Melinda announced on Monday that they will be going for a divorce after 27 years of marriage.
They said they could no longer work together but will continue to share a belief in the mission and will continue to work together at the foundation.
Their 25-year-old daughter, reacting to the news, disclosed that the family has been going through a ‘challenging stretch of time’ ever since the couple had the idea.
Jennifer, who is the oldest child of the Gates, on her Instagram page, said it’s been painful watching her parents split.
Her post read: “I am still learning how to best support my own process and emotions as well as my family members at this time and am grateful for the space to do so.
“I wouldn’t personally comment any further on their separation but please note your support and kind words mean the world to me.”
Bill and Melinda Gates have three children together. Jennifer is the oldest, followed by Rory, 21, and 18-year-old Phoebe.