Bill and Melinda Gates, pictured in 2017, met in 1987 when Melinda started working at Microsoft as a product manager. Photo: Reuters
Bill and Melinda Gates, pictured in 2017, met in 1987 when Melinda started working at Microsoft as a product manager. Photo: Reuters
Melissa Stevens
Opinion

Opinion

Lunar by Melissa Stevens

Why celebrity divorces, from Bill and Melinda Gates to Tong Liya, are a source of fascination

  • News that billionaires Bill and Melinda Gates and actors Tong Liya and Chen Sicheng were ending their marriages has been a source of widespread attention
  • Dismissing this interest in celebrities as facile fascination with the lives of the rich and famous misses the point

Bill and Melinda Gates, pictured in 2017, met in 1987 when Melinda started working at Microsoft as a product manager. Photo: Reuters
Bill and Melinda Gates, pictured in 2017, met in 1987 when Melinda started working at Microsoft as a product manager. Photo: Reuters
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