Jeff Bezos just announced yesterday that he is divorcing his wife MacKenzie Bezos. Within a few hours of his divorce announcement, Jeff was being linked to another woman named Lauren Sanchez.
According to multiple reports, Jeff is essentially being accused of secretly dating another woman. Further complicating things for the Amazon chief, his new love interest is not only a family friend but she’s also in the midst of her own divorce.
The Evening Standard reports that Jeff is linked to Lauren Sanchez. He supposedly met Lauren through her husband, whom she is in the process of divorcing.
His name is Patrick Whitesell, who represents major actors in Hollywood, including Matt Damon, Hugh Jackman, Kevin Costner, and Christian Bale.
Lauren herself is a helicopter pilot and she was a former anchor for Fox’s breakfast show in Los Angeles.
She owns her own helicopter and she also has a production company, something that she could bond with Jeff over as Amazon is starting to produce its own series’ and the company is growing in terms of producing more content for its streaming service.
Though the couples have known each other for around a decade, Jeff and Lauren supposedly didn’t get close until last fall when she separated from her husband.
In Jeff Bezos’ divorce statement, he revealed that he and MacKenzie had gone through a long trial separation.
US Weekly writes that Jeff and Lauren have actually been dating for 8 months and makes the claim that photos have surfaced of them together. It was allegedly these photos that made Patrick and MacKenzie aware of the relationship between Jeff and Lauren.
However, according to TMZ, both Patrick and MacKenzie were supposedly aware of the relationship and had been for months. The Evening Standard claims the same thing, writing that the story of Jeff and Lauren’s relationship is nothing new to her.
Lauren separated from her husband a while ago. He’s a longtime friend to Bezos, according to a separate US Weekly report. Sanchez herself is a third generation Mexican-American according to the website, and she worked as a host on the reality series, So You Think You Can Dance.
In terms of her relationships, she was previously linked to Tony Gonzalez and the two share a teenage son. She was also engaged to actor Henry Simmons, but broke off the engagement.
If you recognize her, it’s possibly because of her movie cameos. She’s appeared in The Longest Yard, Batman Begins, Fight Club, and more.
There seem to be some timeline issues with the relationship.
While US Weekly claims he has been with Lauren for 8 months, Page Six reports that Jeff Bezos was spotted with MacKenzie in Miami back in September 2018, celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.
At the time, a source reportedly claimed that they were snapping photos together and danced the night away.
It’s not clear why Bezos would be celebrating his anniversary with Mackenzie back in September while they were still separated and he was seeing someone else.
Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez have not publicly commented on their supposed relationship.