Melinda French, the ex-wife of Bill Gates, has disclosed that the billionaire tech business mogul’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, the American financier and convicted sex offender, caused their marriage to break into pieces. In August 2021, Bill and Melinda concluded their divorce matters after 27 years together. According to the interview she engaged with ‘CBS Mornings‘ hosted by Gayle King, she spoke for the first time on their divorce on Thursday.
“As I said it’s not one thing, it was many things. But I did not like that he’d had meetings with Jeffrey Epstein, no. I made that clear to him,” she said. The 51-year-old Malinda said the only time she met Epstein, he was “abhorrent and evil personified.” She further continued to narrate and expressed how deeply regrettable the encounter was as she “had nightmares about it afterwards.”
“I also met Jeffrey Epstein exactly one time. Yes, 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,” she added. I had nightmares about it afterwards. So you know, my heart breaks for these young women because that’s how I felt, and here I’m an older woman. My God, I feel terrible for those young women. It’s awful.”
During the explosive interview, Melinda also spoke on Bill’s alleged infidelity in 2000, adding that such affected her trust in the co-founder of Microsoft
“I certainly believe in forgiveness, so I thought we had worked through some of that. It wasn’t one moment or one specific thing that happened,” she added. 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.”
King then asked: “Once trust is broken, isn’t it hard to get it back?” to which Melinda replied: “Very, it’s very hard to get it back, in any relationship. ”Bill had earlier admitted he “made a huge mistake” associating with Epstein last year when their divorce was finalised.
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