Melinda Gates Allowed Bill To Spend Long Weekend Once A Year With His Ex-Girlfriend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Juicy, insider info about the marriage of Bill and Melinda Gates is coming to light. They announced their divorce earlier this week. And now, an old article has resurfaced that offers a glimpse into their arrangement. In a 1997 Time Magazine profile of Bill Gates, he shared that he and Melinda had an agreement in which he could spend a long weekend every year with his ex-girlfriend Ann Winblad at her Corolla, North Carolina beach cottage.

Winblad and Gates dated in the 1980s, before Bill met Melinda, and they remained close over the years. But Gates said during the cottage weekend getaway, he and Winblad would play putt putt and discuss biotechnology.

Our question of the night: would you allow your spouse and their ex to spend weekends together?

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