Photo courtesy of Melinda Gates’ Twitter.

After 27 years of marriage, Bill and Melinda Gates are separating.

The news came May 3 in identical tweets from the Microsoft co-founder and Melinda, an Ursuline alumna and former general manager of the company.

“We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life,” they wrote in the tweet.

In the statement, the Gates’ said they will continue to work together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.