crazyfirecrotch (crazyfirecrotch) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Bill Gates and Melinda Gates are splitting up after 27 years

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omg do they have a prenup?
They got married almost 20 years after Microsoft was founded, so I imagine they have a pretty tight prenup. Although with this long of a marriage she’ll still get paid.
They lasted longer than internet explorer.
Hey Bill or Melinda

He was such a cutie 🥰
right! shoot your shot with both/either.
I like how you think.
Bill or Melinda 😭
one of my fav trivia bit about Three's Company is there's an episode where Jack jumps over the couch to sit down while wearing boxers, and apparently for a brief shot you can see his testicles. This episode aired for YEARS in syndication, until one day one viewer watching the re-run on Nickelodeon or TV Land or whatever noticed it and called it in to the network. Viewer wasn't offended, just letting them know it was there, everyone had a good laugh about it. But all subsequent airings now have that nut shot cut out.
talk about being a cock blocker.
Just waiting for the garbage fire take from Q.
I always wonder what makes people divorce when they’re 60/70 and their kids had flown the nest and they have built a life together, and when it’s not because of an obvious factor like cheating. And do they divorce with the hope of finding someone else or would they be happy by themselves?
Seems like you have a lot on your mind, bb Take it easy. Hugs.


May 3 2021, 21:18:19 UTC 1 week ago Edited:  May 3 2021, 21:20:37 UTC

I always initially think “Why bother splitting now?” but really why bother staying together? You’re in the last quarter of your life you might as well live it to the fullest.


May 3 2021, 21:26:55 UTC 1 week ago Edited:  May 3 2021, 21:28:21 UTC

I think it's one thing when you're not in love but are still best friends or still work well as a team, but that's often not the case so why stay/live together when other options are probably better for everyone mentally and emotionally. They also don't have finances bogging them down, I think a lot of people stay together bc of money honestly.
I've learned that it's better to be on your own and happy than settle for a relationship just because you're afraid of being alone.
I can only speak for my parents’ terrible marriage, but they “stayed together for the kids” literally & figuratively. My parents announced they were getting a divorce every year or so. (I’m now seeing where my lack of follow through comes from 😂) I would always cry and they just never did. This went on for like 4-5 years. Then my dad got sick when I was in junior and they just stayed together. 🤷🏼‍♀️ They had not done any work or anything. They just stayed together. THEN the summer before my senior year of high school, my dad came to me and said he wanted to move out. Us two were best friends and my mom & I didn’t have the greatest relationship. It was always known I’d live with my dad if they split up. I told him I didn’t want to live my senior year in an apartment. My house was always one of the hang out houses. He told me that by this point he’d “been married 22 years, what’s one more?”
He moved out a year or two after I graduated.
This comment reminded me of my parents. I always knew they’d get a divorce when my brother and I went to college or moved out completely, but then my dad got sick when I was in high school. I think they’ll just stick together because my mom doesn’t want him to be alone. I don’t want my dad to be alone either, but it’s sad that they didn’t decide to create happier, stable lives for themselves sooner.
I know of at least two couples where they divorced after becoming empty nesters because, after so many years spent focused on careers/kids, they realized they didn't have anything in common anymore and didn't really enjoying doing things together now that they had more time to actually be together just the two of them.
My anecdotal experience based in my parents is also the man tends to become a crotchety dick and the woman realizes she doesnt have to put up with his shit anymore.
You've still conceivably got 30 good years left. No point in wasting it on someone you don't like anymore.
Beyond what everyone else has said, 60-70 isn't far away from one partner potentially becoming the caretaker of the other because of physical deterioration or dementia. Imagine spending your last few active, good years with someone you don't particularly care for anymore, then feeling ethically "stuck" with that person as their caretaker, while you're still capable of being active/traveling. And in most cases, it would be the woman in this position.


1 week ago

My parents are separated in everything but the legal sense. Their finances are too intricately intertwined for them to want to divorce as far as I can tell. Plus they're both like, real catholic.
Hey daddy bill sis

Is that a giant gummy penis? My ASMR is so confused right now.
i thought that was ice cream and when it stretched i was shocked for a second
Oh no, I hope the rich people will be okay!
im ready if you need me billy daddy
I don’t know why I’m surprised but I am. I just assumed they would stick it out
My first thought?
"What did he do?"
this might sound naive but why even go through the trouble of divorcing? why not just live independent lives?
My guess is he has some new bitch... or maybe actually she does. That’s the only reason that makes sense.
I think there could be estate planning implications by staying married. Better to completely sever the legal tie.
Doesn’t matter how huge your mansion is huh, you can’t avoid each other forever during lockdown....
Cool. Remove vaccine intellectual property rules you crusty bitch.
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