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Bill and Melinda Gates: a modern twist on the marriage plot
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Bill Gates

Bill and Melinda Gates: a modern twist on the marriage plot

The divorce of the American billionaire power couple has parallels that go back to Charlotte Bronte and her fictional creation Jane Eyre.

  • by Jacqueline Maley

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In the Christian covenant of marriage, there’s always a third party
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In the Christian covenant of marriage, there’s always a third party

One of the saddest bits of news this week, for me, was the announcement that Bill and Melinda Gates are separating after 27 years.

  • by Barney Zwartz
After Bill and Melinda’s divorce, who gets Xanadu 2.0, the family mansion?

After Bill and Melinda’s divorce, who gets Xanadu 2.0, the family mansion?

The details of the waterfront compound have been kept incredibly private by the Gates family — so much so that a tour of the property went for $45,000 at a charity auction.

  • by Valeriya Safronova
The Gates divorce could be the most expensive in history

The Gates divorce could be the most expensive in history

With no pre-nuptial agreement believed to have been signed, the pair’s settlement could rival the 2019 divorce of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Scott.

  • by Margi Murphy and Laurance Dodds
The time-poor, compromise-driven marriage of Bill and Melinda Gates

The time-poor, compromise-driven marriage of Bill and Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates never pretended that marriage to the driven tech titan was easy - and there are several clues to the divorce announcement in their own words.

  • by Harry de Quetteville
Bill and Melinda Gates are parting ways, but they’re not alone
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Bill and Melinda Gates are parting ways, but they’re not alone

The Gates’ split after 27 years of marriage makes them part of a statistical trend.

  • by Kate Halfpenny
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Bill and Melinda Gates to divorce after 27 years of marriage

Bill and Melinda Gates to divorce after 27 years of marriage

In a statement, the pair said “we no longer believe we can grow together.”

  • by Dina Bass, Devon Pendleton and Sophie Alexander
The rise of collaborative divorce: Families with ‘skin in the game’ avoiding court
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The rise of collaborative divorce: Families with ‘skin in the game’ avoiding court

More separating couples are avoiding the well-worn path to the Family Court by engaging in “collaborative divorce” where the professionals work as a team and all parties commit to not go to court.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Long marriages a rare diamond in a desert of divorce
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Marriage

Long marriages a rare diamond in a desert of divorce

Prince Philip’s formal titles take up paragraphs yet his most personal one is his greatest: husband.

  • by Kate Halfpenny
Signs that a celebrity marriage is over
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Signs that a celebrity marriage is over

Well before the press release, there is often a far more subtle undercurrent that emerges, like a deadly rip in a glassy sea.

  • by Natalie Reilly
‘We just hit it off’: Peter Greste’s life after lock-up

‘We just hit it off’: Peter Greste’s life after lock-up

Returning to Australia after being imprisoned for 13 months in Cairo, journalist Peter Greste arranged a drink with a fellow reporter. The sparks flew.

  • by Konrad Marshall