Melinda Gates reportedly rented a private night island in Grenada so that she and her family would be able to avoid media attention after her divorce announcement.
The private island goes for $132,000 (N50 million) a night.
Bill and Melinda announced the decision to end their marriage of 27 years on Monday, May 3, 2020.
A joint statement they released on Monday read in part: “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage.”
However, sources told TMZ that the couple had actually planned to make the announcement in March, at which point Melinda rented Calivigny Island, Grenada.
According to the outlet’s sources, the plan was for Melinda and the couple’s three children, as well as their significant others, to stay on the island, which Bill was reportedly not invited to.
The 80-acre island, which offers guests 25 “magnificent suites and cottages,” is reached by a five-minute boat ride from Grenada.
As for why the couple delayed announcing the separation, the sources told TMZ that lawyers for both Bill and Melinda were trying to “hash out a divorce settlement,” but that Melinda decided to go to anyway.