MICROSOFT co-founder Bill Gates has been staying at a luxury exclusive California golf club for several months to avoid questions about his divorce from Melinda, according to reports.
The 65-year-old mogul and his wife of 27 years Melinda publicly announced their divorce last week, citing their marriage was “irretrievably broken”.
It appears that Bill has been hiding out at the Vintage Club in Indian Wells for several months to avoid questions as details of his divorce emerged.
A source told Page Six: “Bill clearly saw this divorce coming for a long time because he’s been there for around three months.
“It is the perfect place for Bill to hide out from anyone who wants to question him about his divorce or his alleged ties to Epstein.”
There is no suggestion that Bill did anything wrong.
It’s reported that the Microsoft co-founder was at the exclusive resort with daughter Jennifer, 25, and her millionaire fiancé Nayel Nasser.
The exclusive Vintage Club is members-only and costs $250,000 to join.
There is a spa, restaurants and two 18-hole golf courses on site.
The tech mogul reportedly bought a six-bedroom and eight-bathroom home on the estate in 1990 for $12.5million.
It comes after reports emerged that Gates once held naked parties with strippers during his bachelor days, his biographer claimed.
Journalist James Wallace said that Gates was “no choir boy” during his early years leading the company.
Wallace, who authored two books about the billionaire during the 1990s, told the Daily Mail that he was far more than just "a little computer nerd".
He said: "A lot of those Microsoft kids back then, they were young guys in pizza-stained t-shirts for two or three days working on software code.
"Then they would have some pretty wild parties, where they would go out and get strippers in Seattle and bring them over to Bill's home."
The alleged parties took place at Gates' Laurelhurst, Washington home and were first detailed in Wallace's 1997 book, Overdrive: Bill Gates and the Race to Control Cyberspace.
He described the parties as "wild" and said the racy events would often see Gates and his entourage flock to one of Seattle's all-nude nightclubs and "hire dancers to come to his home and swim naked with his friends in his indoor pool."
Wallace also described a young Gates as a renowned "womanizer", with his antics reportedly placing a strain on his relationship with Melinda while they were dating.
Raburn agreed that Gate's rampant womanizing plagued his early relations with Melinda after they began dating in 1988.
But, he said Gates had put all playboy antics behind him when he and Melinda tied the knot in 1994.
Bill and Melinda Gates announced last week that they were ending their marriage after 27 years together.
The couple reportedly waited until their third and youngest child turned 18 before announcing the split.
The reason for their split remains unclear. Raburn theorized that the couple may have just grown apart in recent years and "didn't always share the same interests."
Raburn said their charity The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was one such ground of disagreement.
TMZ reported last week that Melinda and other family members were “furious” at Gates for an unspecified incident and that the pair had been hashing out their divorce agreement for months.
The 56-year-old philanthropist reportedly rented Calivigny Island in Grenada at a cost of $132,000-a-night to escape media scrutiny.
All family members, except Bill, were invited to the 80-acre Caribbean hideaway.
Announcing their divorce, Bill said the couple decided to "end our marriage" after a "great deal of thought and a lot of work" – two years after his wife admitted that marital life was "really hard."
He noted that they had raised "three incredible children" and worked to help people all over the world with their philanthropy work.
He wrote: "We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.
"We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life."
Melinda uploaded an identical statement to her Twitter account.
Melinda joined Microsoft in 1987 and met Bill at a business dinner in New York City.
After a year of dating, it was reported that Bill had to make a pros and cons list about getting married.
The couple eventually married on January 1, 1994 in Hawaii.
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