Melinda Gates reportedly rented a private $132,000-a-night island so that she and her family would be able to avoid media attention amid her divorce from her husband of 27 years, Bill Gates.
The longtime couple announced their decision to end their marriage on Monday, writing in a joint statement at the time:
“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage.”
According to the outlet’s sources, the plan was for Melinda and the couple’s three children, as well as their significant others, to stay on the island, which Bill was reportedly not invited to.
All family members, except Bill, were invited to the 80-acre Caribbean hideaway.
It’s reported that everyone supported Melinda and most of the family were “furious” at Bill, it is alleged.
The split was branded “unfriendly” as Melinda headed to the island while lawyers were frantically trying to finalize a settlement, TMZ reports.