Melinda Gates was the one to file for divorce from Bill Gates — and the billionaire philanthropist couple apparently did not have a prenuptial agreement, court documents reveal.
Melinda, 56, wrote that the marriage was “irretrievably broken” when providing a reason for the divorce, according to the filing, obtained by TMZ.
Th document, filed Monday in King County Superior Court in Seattle, Wa., notes that the pair has a “separation agreement,” but not a prenup.
A separation agreement is usually signed at the end of a marriage and lays out the terms of the split.
That contract wasn’t included in the divorce filing, but will apparently dictate how the couple will divide up their assets.
Melinda Gates was the one who filed for divorce.AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati
The Gates fortune is estimated at well over $100 billion, so it’s perhaps not surprising that Melinda is not requesting spousal support, according to the filing.
She and Bill, 65, the co-founder