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Bill Gates Admits To Affair & Says It‘Ended Amicably’, 2 Weeks After Melinda Files For Divorce

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Chris Rogers DEPUTY EDITOR OF LOS ANGELES

Bill Gates is now admitting he had an affair with an employee after a new report claimed he stepped down from Microsoft board as a result of his infidelity.

Bill Gates, 65, is now admitting that he cheated on his soon-to-be ex-wife, Melinda, 56, before their split. The rather startling news comes after the Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft’s board of directors moved to remove him from its board in 2020 as it investigated the billionaire’s prior romantic relationship with an employee at the tech company. Bill, however, claims that the affair had nothing to do with his “transition off the board”.

Bill and Melinda Gates pictured in June 2018 — nearly three years before their May 2021 split. (Villard/Niviere/Sipa/Shutterstock)

While the board launched an investigation in 2019 after receiving a letter from an employee saying Bill sought to “initiate an intimate relationship” with her in 2000, according to the Journal, he resigned from the company in March 2020 — before the investigation was completed.