Jeff Bezos’ Alleged Secret Relationship Revealed Hours After Asserting Divorce

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Jeff Bezos reportedly has a brand new love curiosity in his life.

In keeping with a number of experiences, the Amazon CEO has been secretly seeing former Good Day L.A. co-host Lauren Sanchez. The information of their alleged relationship comes simply hours after Bezos introduced that he and his spouse MacKenzie Bezos had been getting a divorce after 25 years of marriage.

“We need to make individuals conscious of a improvement in our lives. As our household and shut buddies know, after an extended interval of loving exploration and trial separation, we’ve determined to divorce and proceed our shared lives as buddies,” the Washington Put up proprietor stated in an announcement.

It continued, “We really feel unimaginable fortunate to have discovered one another and deeply grateful for everybody one of many years we’ve been married to one another. If we had recognized we’d separate after 25 years, we’d do all of it once more. We have had such an awesome life collectively as a married couple, and we additionally see fantastic futures forward, as dad and mom, buddies, companions in ventures and initiatives, and as people pursing ventures and adventures.”

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Web page Six experiences Bezos and Sanchez grew to become acquainted by way of her husband, Patrick Whitesell. He is the co-CEO of the most important Hollywood company WME.

In keeping with the publication, Whitesell represents a number of the greatest names within the trade, together with Matt Damon, Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski and Michelle Williams.

The Hollywood Reporter additionally confirms their relationship and reported that the Whitesells had been regulars at Bezos’ Seattle-area residence. Bezos, Whitesell and Sanchez had been all photographed collectively in 2016 at a celebration for the movie Manchester by the Sea.

Whitesell and Sanchez apparently separated only recently. A supply informed Web page Six the couple “formally separated within the fall.”

They obtained married in 2005 and have two youngsters collectively: a 10-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son. She additionally has an 18-year-old son from her first husband, former NFL star Tony Gonzalez.

Sanchez runs her personal firm known as Black Ops Aviation, which is an aerial filming firm. She is a helicopter pilot and has labored on movies similar to Dunkirk and Miss Bala. The 49-year-old enterprise proprietor additionally labored on just a few movies for Blue Origin, which is Bezos’ aerospace firm.

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Jeff Bezos, Lauren Sanchez

Todd Williamson/Getty Photos for Amazon Studios

The tech big and MacKenzie have 4 youngsters collectively. At a web price of over $136 billion {dollars}, Bezos is the richest man on the earth. Forbes‘ Assistant Managing Editor Luisa Kroll informed E! Information how a lot is at stake of their divorce.

“95 p.c of his fortune is tied to Amazon inventory. So his fortune goes up and down with the e retailer,” she defined.

Whereas he additionally heads Washington Put up and Blue Origin, Amazon stays the true epicenter of his wealth as a result of “practically virtually all of [his assets are] tied up” within the on-line retail firm. 

So what does MacKenzie get when all is alleged and carried out after being married to the richest man on the planet? “My assumption, particularly since they stay in Washington state the place property is break up between husband and spouse, my assumption is that she goes to get a big quantity of shares,” Kroll informed us.

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The Forbes editor predicted MacKenzie will “get shares within the firm” as a result of Bezos’ wealth is tied in immediately with Amazon inventory. Kroll believes the shares will probably be in her title, however he’ll “most likely nonetheless be voting with them.”

Even in MacKenzie will get 50 p.c of the shares, she would nonetheless be one of many wealthiest individuals on the earth. Kroll defined, “If she had been to get half, which is inside the realm of risk, she could be the fifth richest particular person on the earth. She would by far be the richest girl on the earth.”

If that’s the case, she would surpass Mark Zuckerbergand Larry Web page.

Neither Bezos nor Whitesell has commented publicly about their rumored relationship.

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