Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

The Jeff Bezos divorce: $136 billion and Amazon in the middle

The Jeff Bezos divorce: $136 billion and Amazon in the middle

Bezos, 54, and MacKenzie, 48, met and got married while working at D.E. Shaw, a New York-based hedge fund, in the early 90s.

Sanchez is separated from her husband, Hollywood talent agent Patrick Whitesell, who is reported to be a friend of Bezos.

Sanchez and Bezos reportedly became close after he hired her to shoot aerials for one of his projects.

The National Enquirer publication which is found in its latest issue released today, said that its team tracked Jeff and Lauren across five states and 40,000 miles, tailed them in private jets, swanky limos, helicopter rides, romantic hikes, five-star hotel hideaways, intimate dinner dates and "quality time" in hidden love nests. I want to kiss your lips.... I will show you with my body, and my lips and my eyes, very soon", Bezos reportedly declared, while in another message, he allegedly wrote, "I want to smell you, I want to breathe you in. "I love you. I am in love with you".

The couple will file divorce documents in Washington, where community property rules, meaning that all earnings and income during the marriage should be split in two, sources with direct knowledge told TMZ. He owns about 80 million shares, or just under 16%, of Amazon.

She's been labeled the new first lady of Amazon, but who is Jeff Bezos' new girlfriend Lauren Sanchez? "As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have made a decision to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends", read the statement signed by both of them".

However, Bezos' wife, MacKenzie, knew the two were dating, the Post quotes an unnamed person close to Bezos as saying. "We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for everyone one of the years we have been married to each other", the duo's statement read.

That's what investors in the world's most valuable company are wondering after Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, delivered this week's bombshell that they're divorcing after 25 years of marriage. That's despite the fact that the breakup comes amid shocking reports this week about Jeff Bezos' reported affair with Sanchez, including allegations that he sent her a slew of steamy texts and pictures.

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