Did Bill Gates Negotiate Vacations With Ex-Girlfriend Into Marriage Contract?

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When the Gateses announced their divorce on May 3, 2021, old rumors about their relationship became new again.
As part of their marriage contract, Melinda Gates agreed to let Bill Gates go for an annual beach vacation with his ex-girlfriend, Ann Winblad.

It is unknown how this arrangement was made. It could have been an informal agreement between the couple. Lastly, it is not clear for how long Gates was going on this yearly trip with his ex.

We found no evidence this vacation plan was part of some formal marriage contract or negotiation. The Gateses had no prenuptial agreement according to court documents revealed by TMZ, only a "separation agreement" negotiated later.

In a 1997 interview, Bill Gates discussed the annual weekend getaway he took with his ex-girlfriend Ann Winblad at Winblad's beach cottage in North Carolina. However...

The lifestyles of the uber-wealthy Bill and Melinda Gates were under scrutiny again as the high-profile couple announced the end of their marriage.

On May 3, 2021, ex-Microsoft CEO Bill Gates and his wife Melinda shared identical statements revealing that they had decided to divorce after 27 years of marriage. Many speculated how the Gateses would divide their assets, which amounts to billions of dollars. Bill Gates is estimated to be worth more than $130 billion and is described as one of the richest men in the world.

As word of the Gateses' divorce spread, an unusual detail about their marriage resurfaced online, suggesting that the couple had some sort of formal agreement involving Bill's ex-girlfriend.

Sometimes there's that one small detail about a famous person that sticks with you for years and for me it's been that Bill Gates negotiated into his marriage the right to take an annual beach house weekend with his…
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