We All Knew There Was Someone Behind the Scenes: The love Bill Gates never forgot: Microsoft founder spent long weekends at the beach alone with his ex-girlfriend Ann Winblad every year in wicked arrangement with wife Melinda

Bill Gates, 65, announced on Twitter on Monday that he and his 56-year-old wife Melinda are divorcing. The couple have had a decades-long agreement that Bill could vacation for a long weekend at the beach every year with his venture capitalist ex-girlfriend. Bill dated venture capitalist Ann Winblad, 70, in the 80s but broke up in 1987, the same year he met future wife Melinda. In a 1997 piece in TIME Magazine, Bill said, ‘When I was off on my own thinking about marrying Melinda, I called Ann and asked for her approval’. The former lovers kept their vacation tradition alive, with Bill spending a weekend with Ann at her beach house on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail