Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezo says that he and his wife MacKenzie are divorcing after 25 years of marriage.
The Amazon exec and MacKenzie Bezos made the announcement on Bezos’ Twitter account Wednesday.
“We want to make people aware of a development in our lives,” they said in the tweet. “As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends.”
The couple met at management investment firm D.E. Shaw in New York City and married in 1993, six months after MacKenzie asked him out to lunch, according to a Business Insider profile of their marriage.
A year later, they moved to Seattle to found Amazon, where she became an accountant and one of the first employees for the then-net bookseller. Until five years ago, she dropped Bezos off at work in their Honda after they took their four kids to school.
Since then, Bezos became the world’s richest man and supplanting Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Forbes’ annual list of the 400 richest Americans three months ago, with his net worth rising to $160 billion, up from $81.5 billion a year ago.
It’s unclear whether the couple had a prenuptial agreement.