Bill Gates’ ex-wife Melinda is breaking her silence on her divorce from the Microsoft founder, revealing that child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein played a key role in their separation.
Melinda Gates has admitted Bill’s relationship with Epstein was one of the reasons they divorced, describing the disgraced pedophile as “evil personified.”
Now going by the name Melinda French Gates, she opened up to CBS Mornings’ Gayle King, revealing that Bill’s “relationship” with Epstein gave her “nightmares.”
“It was many things,” she said of the divorce with Bill.
“But I did not like that he’d had meetings with Jeffrey Epstein.
“I made that clear to him.”
She said she met with Epstein “exactly one time because I wanted to see who this man was.
“And I regretted it from the second I stepped in the door.
“He was abhorrent. He was evil personified.
“I had nightmares about it afterward.
“So my heart breaks for these young women.
“On the day I got married, I never thought I would end up being divorced.
“I thought we had worked through some of that.
“There just came a point in time where there was enough there that I realized it just wasn’t healthy.
“And I couldn’t trust what we had.
“I had a lot of tears for many days.
“I mean days where I’m literally laying on the floor of the carpet.
“I certainly was angry. I mean this is painful stuff.
“And at the end of the day, though, I started on this journey of healing, and I feel like I’m starting to get to the other side.”
“I hope that happens for me again,” she said of finding love again.
“You know, I’m dipping my toe in that water.”
From The Daily Mail:
Melinda also revealed that she and Bill are not friends but are ‘friendly’ and work together, and she suggested he had more than one affair throughout their 27-year-marriage.
‘Those are questions Bill needs to answer,’ she said when asked about reports he cheated multiple times. He previously acknowledged one affair.
‘I believe in forgiveness. I thought we had worked through some of that,’ Melinda said of his 2000 affair with a Microsoft employee. I gave every single piece of myself to this marriage. I was committed from the day we got engaged to the day I got out of it.’
Bill has said in the past that meeting with Epstein multiple times was a ‘huge’ mistake and error in judgement.
In a statement to CBS, he said: ‘Meeting with Epstein was a mistake that I regret deeply. It was a substantial error in judgement.’
Melinda Gates now with her first extensive comments on her divorce from Bill Gates last year.
Melinda: I shed “a lot of tears for many days,” and recalled lying on the carpet thinking, “How can this be? How can I get up? How am I going to move forward?”pic.twitter.com/w1AHvqCmir
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