Jeff Bezos & Lauren Sanchez’s spouses knew about their affair last fall

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Jeff Bezos cheated on his wife of 25 years, and now he’s trying to wrap up his affair as some kind of love story. He’s also trying to convince us that his (now estranged) wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos, is totally fine with all of it, that she knew what was going on and everything’s cool. That was the purpose of their joint statement – MacKenzie has yet to release a separate solo statement – and that’s the purpose of this latest People Magazine article. It’s interesting that Bezos’ PR team keeps going to People, right?

Billionaire Jeff Bezos’ and Lauren Sanchez‘s respective spouses knew about their romance months before the world did. A source close to the couple tells PEOPLE Bezos’ wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos, and Sanchez’s husband, Hollywood agent Patrick Whitesell, were aware of their relationship for a while.

“Their families dealt with this in the fall,” says the source. The 55-year-old Amazon CEO and the news anchor, 49, struck up a working relationship while collaborating on several projects together and “gradually” fell for each other, adds the source.

Despite the headlines about their romance, Sanchez and Bezos — whose estimated $137 billion net worth makes him the world’s richest man — have shown no signs of slowing down.

“The world is catching up to it, but it has had zero impact on their relationship,” says the source close to them. “They’ve never been stronger.”

[From People]

Jeff Bezos is really trying to stick with that timeline, that everything got REAL last fall, and that’s when he and MacKenzie separated, and that’s when his thing with Lauren Sanchez got really serious. It might even be mostly true, but I also think his affair with Sanchez started in early 2018 and that Lauren Sanchez orchestrated the end of both of their marriages. Plus, there’s all the added stuff with the National Enquirer and being the president’s enemy and all of that.

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  1. Lisa says:

    Two gross people. They deserve each other.

  2. Oc says:

    I don’t know why the need for this. People won’t stop buying on Amazon because of his affair. He should put his time and effort on keeping a healthy relationship with his children after what he did with their mother.

    • Elizabeth says:

      100% agree.

    • Nova says:

      Yup. They are all gonna be fine. Being cheated on sucks but it is hardly going to destroy a woman with billions in the bank. Bezos has never used his perfect marriage as a marketing tool so it will definitely not hurt his business in the long term.

  3. Jessica says:

    I still don’t care about this. Nothing can make me care. Cheating is so common.

    • It’sjustblanche says:

      I have to agree. It would be interesting if he were some sort of Bible thumping hypocrite, but he’s just a regular guy who happens to have a lot of money who cheated on his wife. At least she wasn’t 22 years old. His wife is going to leave the marriage with some heartbreak and a lot of money. That’s a lot more than most people can say.

      • SarSte says:

        “At least she wasn’t 22 years old.” So sad that this is our measuring stick, but completely agree.

    • Ader says:


      What I did find fascinating, back in the day, was Warren Buffet’s unconventional setup, which seemed to work out great for them all!

    • Tiffany says:

      Right??!!! I mean, there are so many to go after Bezos about, adultery is like number 1 million on the list.

    • The Other Katherine says:

      Same. Of all the things I have a beef with Bezos about, this isn’t one. Was his behavior kinda gross? Probably. Does his soon-to-be ex-wife really care at this point? Eh, who knows, but she can soothe her woes with literally billions in assets. Given the level of discretion in the public statements to date, they’re probably working out arrangements like rational adults and trying to keep the kids from seeing too much ugly stuff. Good for them. Wake me up when Bezos starts endorsing a top marginal tax rate over 50%, stops offshoring Amazon profits, improves working conditions in Amazon warehouses, and supports a solid living wage for ALL Amazon employees that reflects local cost of living.

      • Lady2Lazy says:

        In addition to that, penalize hm for copying sellers products and destroying their livelihoods, pay a healthy living wage to employees, allow them to unionize, allow better working conditions, reasonable work environments, place importance on charitable organizations, etc…
        But I do hope that his wife walks away with more than half of his worth. He is just the scum of the earth to me and profits off the sweat and hard work of others. He is no role model for anyone, including his children. And yes, his wife is much more beautiful than his mistress.

    • Ann says:

      I don’t care about the scandal of it but I will be interested to see how much money Mackenzie Bezos gets out of this. Everyone keeps saying half of his fortune but I don’t think it’s that easy. I know there is no pre-nup in place but splitting a billion dollar portfolio by means of a divorce that ended because of infidelity isn’t going to be that cut and dry. I know she’ll get a lot but I’m curious to see how much.

  4. My3cents says:

    I just have to be superficial here, but his ex-wife looks so much better than his girlfriend.

    • TheHufflepuffLizLemon says:

      Her dimples are so cute!

      I feel like the new g/f has gotten some aggressive work done at some point. Which is fine, and absolutely her choice, but the ex is just naturally pretty.

    • SarSte says:

      And her arms are goals.

    • marmalazed says:

      That was my main takeaway too, lol.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Stepping into the icky waters of judging women’s looks, it’s hard not to be like, hey, billionaire is into someone age appropriate who is kinda normal looking with enhancements. Huh.

  5. Ali says:

    I personally would not agree to a 25th wedding anniversary party in the middle of a separation that involves a new girlfriend for my husband.

    September of 2018 Bezos 25 year wedding anniversary party in Miami happened but sure his wife knew about the gf…

    He cheated. He got caught. His marriage is over. I’m not sure anyone believes anything else or really even cares anymore. It was interesting for about 5 minutes.

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, I think this is what happened. And I don’t care about it, either. Blech.

      • Kristina says:

        Yeah, I could honestly care less. As someone above mentioned, at least he’s not stepping out with some 21 year-old twinkie. At least she’s close to his age, though she and her friends have readily admitted that she’s little more than an ambitious gold-digger, so what a shock that she pursued the richest man in the world. Not like he’s some innocent flower himself. He should have more respect for his wife, who stood by his side for 25 years and helped build his empire. But in the long run, cheating and divorce are so common I hardly bat an eye anymore.

        What cracks me up is the utter hypocrisy of Donald Trump mocking Bezos for the affair: this coming from the guy who has fathered 5 children with 3 different women, each of whom he cheated on remorselessly (one of whom was pregnant when he was nailing a porn star), and has had more affairs and mistresses and sexual harassment/assault accusations than I can even begin to count. Yeah, THAT guy is the moral authority on fidelity.

  6. Anastasia says:

    Now that I see his incredibly wonky, half-shut eye, I can’t unsee it.

    • margie says:

      you should check out Steve Carrell as Bezos on SNL. They gave him that wonky eye! I was so busy cracking up that the makeup artists nailed that detail, I can’t even remember what the sketch was about.

  7. Carnivalbaby says:

    This is all so skeezy. And all of the PR is rehabilitation. I will be surprised if he marries the Sanchez lady. She will turn out to be a jump-off and he will pay her off to go away when he is tired of her. His marriage ended becuz of her not over her.

    • Tiffany says:

      But what I don’t understand is…why the rehab on this. All because the National Enquire was looking into it. If they just let it fly it would have been forgotten about in maybe a month. Let’s be real, it would not put a dent in Amazon’s stock. At least I don’t think it would have.

      If the Bezos were out here talking about how perfect their marriage was , etc and trying to market off of that, then maybe this will pique my attention but…….nothing.

  8. Dani says:

    I hate being this person but her eyes are bugging me out. Is it a cross eye or a result of too much work??

    • Tallia says:

      Oh my gosh , me too. Her eyes and his wonky eye. I am being petty Betty, but I would not know where to look in a conversation with either of them.

  9. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    Whatever. I thought he was a confirmed bachelor, no kids. That’s what shocked me.

  10. KidV says:

    I’m sure this isn’t his first affair, this is just the one he got caught on.

  11. JadedBrit says:

    “So, Lauren, what first attracted you to billionaire Jeff Bezos?”

  12. TaniaOG says:

    Her social climbing is almost as impressive as his business skills. Lol

  13. MulletWarden says:

    As soon as this was front page news I was like, “That’s all Trump has?” I mean, I was expecting some kind of Epstein levels of f*ckery, but this? Rich horny man pursues hot gold digging professional woman does not a newsworthy weekend make. I know nothing about this couple. No one cares about this couple. No one cared about them before this information was leaked. The ONLY thing about this that bothers me is that it is no one’s f*cking business, and I think it should be illegal for such information to be published unless there is some kind of crime being committed. I have refused to read any details for the same reason I refuse to look at published photos of celebrity children (especially when the parents have specified that they do not want their kids’ photos published): It is NONE of our f*cking business and it is g** d*** hurtful to the innocent parties. I don’t care if he is cheating. He has a right to privacy, period.

  14. Eve says:

    Jeff Bezos looks like Kevin Spacey as Dr. Evil in the intro of “Austin Powers — Goldmember”.

  15. goofpuff says:

    I don’t agree with Amazon’s practices or their f*ckery and I hold both persons in this marriage responsible for that. However that doesn’t mean I can’t empathize with someone being betrayed by their spouse of 25 years no less. Team Mackenzie and Patrick (Lauren’s husband). Take half the money and live the good life without the dead weight. Hope you had a pre-nup Patrick.

  16. Kyra WEGMAN says:

    god these women with their bolt-ons. they just look so bolted on. If I had that kind of money and that kind of inclination, I’d buy a pair that didn’t look so cheap.

  17. sunshine gold says:

    Money is the best aphrodisiac right? Because there’s just no way.