Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates announced he was splitting with his wife Melinda after 27 years of marriage.
The 65-year-old, who boasts an eye-watering wealth of £89billion (making him the fourth richest person in the world) released a statement announcing the split on Twitter.
"We no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in the next phase of our lives," it read, before asking for "space and privacy".
The pair, who confirmed they were dating after weeks of speculation, said in statements posted on Instagram that they realised they were "better off as friends."
However, the news that both a tech billionaire and a Love Island icon were both available led to some gossip-mongers playing Cupid, and jokingly saying they imagined the pair getting together.
Taking to Twitter, one person wrote: "Maura Higgins and Bill Gates power couple 2021."
A second joked: "Maura announcing her break up the same day as Bill Gates. Hot girl summer."
"Maura Higgins and Bill Gates will be the next hot couple, calling it now," a third widely predicted.
Elsewhere, one boy urged his fellow lads to stick it on Maura while they still can.
"Gotta get in there before Bill Gates!" he joked.
"I ship Maura and Bill Gates!" said another.
"Imagine Bill Gates and Maura Higgins got together," pondered a third. "Manifesting this for her."
"I don't know, I think they would excel as a couple," a fourth teased.
Let's see if we can speak this into existence. After all, it wouldn't be the strangest thing to have happened in showbiz...
Featured Image Credit: PA/Instagram - maurahiggins
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