Is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Dating a Former News Anchor?

Lauren Sanchez and her reportedly-estranged husband Patrick Whitesell with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in 2016

President Donald Trump had a few words for Amazon head Jeff Bezos following news of Bezos' impending $140-billion divorce.

Bezos, whom Forbes lists at the world's richest person, worth an estimated $136.2 billion U.S., said via Twitter on Wednesday that he and his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie, will divorce. She married Whitesell in 2005, which, according to People was "a star-studded occasion" and included several of the Hollywood agent's clients, like Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Hugh Jackman.

Even though Bezos wasn't rich at the time, the divorce is likely to make his ex-wife the richest woman in the world. She also founded Bystander Revolution, an organization dedicated to combatting bullying that counts Monica Lewinsky and actress Lily Collins as ambassadors.

Bezos released a statement revealing the split on his Twitter account yesterday in a bid to present the news in a favourable light.

Even if MacKenzie Bezos should eventually depart with half of Bezos' wealth, valued at US$137 billion (NZ$202 billion) atop Bloomberg's Billionaires Index, the Amazon founder would remain among the top four most wealthy.

According to People, the former news anchor, 49, is also set to divorce her husband of 13 years, William Morris Endeavor executive chairman Patrick Whitesell.

Whitesell is seen driving his $300,000 Mercedes in Beverly Hills. "As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have chose to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends", read the statement signed by both of them".

They say they followed Bezos and Sanches "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".

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Sources told the New York Post that Bezos and Sanchez began hooking up in early 2018 after separating from their spouses.

'Patrick and Lauren Sanchez have been separated for a while.

"This is such an over-owned company and this gives them an excuse to say "Maybe I'll trim some back because it adds a new question mark", he said.

The pair have two children together, a 12-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter.

As for her personal life, Sanchez was previously in a relationship with former National Football League tight end Tony Gonzalez, with whom she has a son, Nikko, who was born in 2001.

Sanchez (far left) was spotted alongside Bezos at Amazon's Golden Globes party on Sunday (above). "Her husband was there, too".

She has worked as a TV reporter for years before transitioning into the film industry.

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