The news of Jeff Bezos divorce from his wife MacKenzie turned a lot of heads, partly due to the fact that they have been together for 25 years, and also cause the divorce is going to be expensive for the world’s richest man.
Their divorce could take away a sizeable chunk of the tech tycoon’s estimated $137 billion fortune.
At first glance, it was an amicable divorce. But there is always no smoke without fire.
Things took a dramatic turn when reports claimed that Bezos was having a secret affair with Lauren Sanchez, who is an estranged wife of a Hollywood mogul.
Lauren Sanchez short biography and all you need to know about her
Lauren Wendy Sánchez was born December 19, 1969. She is an Emmy Award winning American news anchor, entertainment reporter, media personality, actress, producer, pilot and entrepreneur.
Sanchez is a frequent guest host on The View, former co-host on KTTV Fox-11’s Good Day LA, the station’s Ten o’clock News, as well as anchor and special correspondent on Extra. Sánchez has also been a regular contributor on shows including Larry King Live, The Joy Behar Show and Showbiz Tonight.
Lauren Sanchez is married to Hollywood talent mogul Patrick Whitesell since 2005, though their relationship is said to have hit the rocks.
Sanchez and Whitesell have two children together: daughter, Ella, and son, Evan. Sanchez has another son from an earlier relationship.
Bezos and Sanchez got to know each other through her husband. The trio were even photographed together at a party for Manchester by the Sea, which was produced by Matt Damon and distributed by Bezos’s Amazon, back in 2016. She was reportedly also hired to film aerial shots for Bezos’s company Blue Origin.
According to a New York daily, Sanchez and Whitesell separated in the fall, and she and Bezos “became closer” afterwards.
The news website claimed the affair carried on in “private jets, swanky limos, helicopter rides, romantic hikes, five-star hotel hideaways, intimate dinner dates and quality time in hidden love nests”.