Melinda Gates, the ex wife of Microsoft Founder, Bill Gates has allegedly rented a private island,in Calivigny,Grevada for her and her kids following scrutiny from the media over her split with husband.
According to reports, the island cost $132,000 pet night, though there has been no reports on how much the billionaire ex wife paid as no one knows how many days she would be spending there.
Melinda is said to have bought the island for her and her family as a shield from the spotlight.
The co founder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sees the island as a safety home for her, her three kids and some family members.
The couple who have been married for 27 years had files for a divorce at their residence court on Monday, May 3, citing irretrievably marriage as the cause of their split. Melinda who filed the case disclosed that the couple have been living separately for a while now and wants the court to acknowledge the date of their separation as the date of their divorce.
The couple have been alleged to have been living separately since the beginning of this year as a new report given to TMZ said the former couple wanted to announce their divorce in March. The sources further revealed that the media attention which would arise from their divorce prompted her to rent the Grevada Island.
According to the sources, the news of their separation was delayed because their lawyers were trying to arrive at a divorce settlement.
The sources also disclosed that their divorce isn’t amicable, as they described it as not being a ‘friendly split’. The sources also went on to state that most members of the family as taken Melinda’s side
According to outlet’s sources, the plan was for Melinda and their three children, as well as some family members to stay on the island.
Calivigny is one of the most exclusive private islands in the world. The Island’s Beach House offers 10 luxury suites and a master bedroom along with a Jacuzzi room. The 80 acre of land is reached from a 5min boat ride.
Joe Pompliano, Founder of the ‘The Huddle Up’ tweeted :
Melinda Gates rented out Calivigny Island in Grenada to avoid the media after her divorce announcement.
The private island goes for $132,000 a night “.