Sometimes when things don’t work out in a marriage, the couple is still able to look at things glass half full—which seems to be what Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie are doing. The Amazon founder announced Wednesday, in a positive message that could rival wedding vows, that the couple is divorcing after 25 years together.
“We want to make people aware of a development in our lives,” the billionaire wrote on Twitter. “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.”
Jeff and MacKenzie were married in 1993 and have four children, according to Page Six. His message went on to express his gratitude for the time they’ve spent together, adding that ultimately, they have no regrets about being together.
“We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other,” Bezos penned. “If we would had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again.”
Hollywood has given us some pretty devastating breakups of late, but several, including Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux and Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum have gone the Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin route of simply "consciously uncoupling"—that is, vowing to remain friends and continuing to amicably coparent. Of course, Paltrow and Martin continue to be trendsetters in this arena, spending holidays with each other and vacationing together alongside their new significant others.
Jeff and MacKenzie it seems are following this trend with some of Hollywood's elite. “We’ve had such a great life together as a married couple, and we also see wonderful futures ahead, as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects, and as individuals pursuing ventures and adventures,” he wrote. “Though the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends.”