Things just keeping getting worse and worse for Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos.
On January 9th, 2019, the richest man in the world, Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, announced he and his wife of 25 years would be divorcing. The news came as a shock to the world as Jeff and MacKenzie have been together since before the start of Amazon and share four children together.
The CEO and his former wife announced the news to the world on his Twitter page with a detailed statement of why they were choosing to part ways. The announcement went viral and became international news as the couple shared a net worth of more than $160 billion.
But also, one line, in particular, led people to wonder if there was more than meets the eye with the Bezos’ divorce: “after a long period of loving exploration and a trial separation.” Many believed that line was suggesting the couples had ventured into other romantic relationships.
On January 10th, just one day later, it was clear Jeff Bezos had, in fact, been in a relationship. For the past several months, Jeff Bezos has been seeing news anchor and television personality, Lauren Sanchez. Several outlets are reporting that the couple had a secretive affair for the last year, despite Lauren Sanchez being married and having three children with her own husband. The Daily Mail reports that Jeff and Lauren were involved in an affair clear back in April 2018.
In two days, the news of Jeff and Lauren’s affair has become worldwide news with graphic and explicit details that prove they were together long before either one was officially divorced from either of their spouses. The Daily Mail reports that Jeff and Lauren have been involved romantically for several months and went through great lengths to keep their relationship a secret.
Jeff had sent several racy texts to Lauren over the last several months, and he’s also transported her to his location via his private family jet. In once instant following Jeff’s son’s graduation from MIT, the Bezos Family boarded their private jet home while Jeff stayed behind at the hotel. It was unknown at the time but Jeff had paid for a separate suite for Lauren in that same hotel and the two spent a romantic evening together in the same hotel just hours after Jeff’s family had left.
The Daily Mail also reports that both Bezos, 54, and Sanchez, 49, have denied cheating on their spouses since details of their romance emerged following the Bezos’ divorce announcement. We don't know what else will come forward but all we can hope for is is a clean and respectful break between the parents and love for their children.