World’s richest man and Amazon billionaire, Jeff Bezos, was reportedly forced to announce his shock $140billion divorce after a magazine threatened to expose his secret fling with the estranged wife of a Hollywood mogul.
Bezos, 54, has been seeing former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez, the glamorous wife of talent agent Patrick Whitesell, for eight months, National Enquirer reported.
The world’s richest man and wife MacKenzie, 48, revealed their 25-year marriage was over in a joint statement.
Pictures of Bezos and Sanchez together are set to feature in today’s National Enquirer with the tag line: “WHAT REALLY tore them apart?”It claims he cheated on his wife after “whisking his mistress off to exotic destinations on his $65 million private jet” and “sending her raunchy messages and erotic selfies”.
He may have to give MacKenzie HALF of his $140billion fortune – which would be the biggest divorce payout in history.It comes as the National Enquirer tracked Bezos and Sanchez “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.”
Sources said that Bezos, 54, and Sanchez, 49, – who also works as a helicopter pilot – got to know each other through her husband Whitesell, one of Hollywood’s most powerful men.
He is agent to stars including Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Kevin Costner, Hugh Jackman, plus a host of other A-listers.
Patrick, Lauren and Jeff were even pictured together at a 2016 event for the movie Manchester By The Sea.But sources say Lauren became closer to Bezos after she separated with Whitesell before Christmas.