Jeff Bezos reportedly spotted with alleged mistress at Golden Globes

Carla Harmon
January 11, 2019

The couple, who have four children, met while working at the hedge fund DE Shaw prior to Bezos's founding of Amazon.

Sanchez is still married to Hollywood talent mogul husband Patrick Whitesell, and sources say they separated this late past year.

Bezos and MacKenzie announced their divorce in a joint statement on Wednesday following a trial separation.

Bezos and MacKenzie - a successful novelist - married in 1993 about six months after meeting. The National Enquirer is publishing in its latest edition what it calls a four-month investigation tracking Bezos's time spent with former Fox LA TV anchor Lauren Sanchez, the wife of Hollywood talent agent Patrick Whitesell. I want to kiss your lips.... "I will show you with my body, and my lips and my eyes, very soon", the billionaire reportedly wrote to the former So You Think You Can Dance host.

Amazon chieftain Jeff Bezos' estranged wife is poised to deliver a $90-billion knockout punch to the tech titan.

In April he texted her: "I love you, alive girl".

TMZ also reports that Jeff and MacKenzie did not sign a pre-nuptial agreement before their marriage, which means Jeff's $137 billion fortune, by all rights, will be split in half, making MacKenzie the richest woman in the world.

"After a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have made a decision to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends", the couple said in the statement issued today via the Amazon CEO's Twitter account.

The announcement comes amid numerous reports by outlets including People, the New York Post and Entertainment Tonight that Jeff Bezos is dating Lauren Sanchez. Virtually all of that is tied up in the almost 79 million shares of Amazon stock that he owns.

However, Bezos' wife, MacKenzie, knew the two were dating, the Post quotes an unnamed person close to Bezos as saying.

The Bezoses said they felt "incredibly lucky" for their 25 years together and would remain involved with each other as close friends and parents. "If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again".

Even so, the news puts the fortune of the world's richest man and the ownership structure of an era-defining, global powerhouse in a state of flux.

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