“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” it read.
“Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives.
“We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue to work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”
The divorce, well, their lives. But the foundation?
It’s split into two rather different beasts. There’s the crusading and effective bit, the malaria vaccine and all that. Excellent stuff.
Then there’s the drivel of all those we must empower women pieces that appear in The Guardian sponsored by the other half of the foundation.
This is no doubt entirely and wholly sexist of me but the one bit strikes me as being from the man with the nous and drive to have dragged the PC into mass existence, the other someone fashionably along for the ride.
Splitting the foundation makes sense to me. But then I am indeed a sexist pig.