Musk is said to have met briefly with Sergey Brin’s wife, who is also a co-founder of Google.
A report that came out on Sunday says that Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, had an affair with Sergey Brin’s wife, which led to their divorce earlier this year.
Elon Musk’s affair with Sergey Brin’s wife
The Wall Street Journal said that Brin, who co-founded Google with Larry Page in 1998, filed for divorce from his wife of almost four years, Nicole Shanahan, in January, just a few weeks after finding out that she had a short affair with Musk in December.
Several people who knew about the situation told the newspaper that Musk and Shanahan hooked up at the Art Basel event in Miami, not long after Brin and his wife split up but were still living together.
“Irreconcilable differences” are given as the reason for the divorce filing in Santa Clara County Superior Court. Shanahan is asking for $1 billion in mediation, which is a lot more than what her prenuptial agreement gives her. But her lawyers say she signed the pre-nuptial agreement under pressure when she was pregnant with their daughter, who is now 3 years old, and that $1 billion is a small part of Brin’s $95 billion fortune.
Elon Musk ” Met Gala on May 2, 2022,
Elon Musk goes to the “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” Met Gala on May 2, 2022, in New York City. The event will be held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met/Vogue) “
Brin is said to have apologized and begged for forgiveness from Musk, but their once close friendship has changed since Brin has told his financial advisers to sell all of his personal investments in Musk’s companies over the past few months.
Musk gave Brin one of Tesla’s first all-electric SUVs
The Journal said that Brin gave Musk $500,000 during the 2008 financial crisis to help keep Tesla going. In return, Musk gave Brin one of Tesla’s first all-electric SUVs in 2015. Musk also often stayed at Brin’s house in Silicon Valley.
Musk is the richest person in the world. His fortune is worth about $240 billion. Bloomberg says that Brin is the eighth richest person in the world with an estimated fortune of $95 billion.
After pulling out of a $44 billion deal to buy Twitter earlier this month, Musk is now in a legal battle with the company. After the news that he had twins with Shivon Zilis, a senior executive at one of his companies, Neuralink, who was born last fall, his personal life has also been in the spotlight.
Musk also broke up with his on-again, off-again girlfriend, the singer Claire Boucher, who goes by the stage name Grimes, in the fall of 2016. However, they still had their second child together via surrogate in December. In June, one of Musk’s other children wanted to become a woman and break up with her father.
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