OREANDA-NEWS. The daughter of Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Melinda Jennifer, his wife, gave the comment on the parents' divorce. She noted that "this is a difficult period for the whole family."

"While I myself am trying to sort out my emotions and how best to support my family members," - said Jennifer in a statement on Instagram.

She added that she would not comment on the details of the divorce proceedings, but expressed gratitude to her subscribers for "kind words and support", as well as for "respecting the privacy of her family."

Earlier it was reported that on Monday, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda announced their decision to divorce. Gated did it in his favourite way - on Twitter. The Gates said that in 27 years of marriage, they raised three wonderful children and created a charitable foundation that operates around the world. The couple met in 1987 when Melinda came to look for work in Microsoft. They got married in 1994 in Hawaii. Gates is one of the five richest businessmen, his family's fortune is estimated at $ 130 billion.

The Gates said about their divorce and common fund: "We will continue to work together on the foundation ... But we do not believe that we can grow together as a couple in a new phase of our lives."

The founder of Microsoft thanked Melinda for 27 years, three children and joint work on the foundation, which he promised to continue further together. But the billionaire also noted that "they no longer believe they can grow together as a couple in the next phase of their lives."