Elon Musk had a brief affair last fall with wife Sergey Brin, which prompted the Google co-founder to file for divorce earlier this year. The Wall Street Journal reported, Sunday. The newspaper reported that the two entrepreneurs were previously good friends, but the relationship ended their friendship.
A person close to her told the newspaper that Brin and his wife, Nicole Shanahan, separated but were still living together at the time of the disagreement in December. The newspaper reported that Brin, who married Shanahan in 2018, filed for divorce in January, citing “irreconcilable differences,” several weeks after she became aware of the case.
Musk apologized to Brin at a party earlier this year, begging forgiveness for the affair, according to the magazine. Brin admitted to apologizing but did not speak regularly with Musk, people familiar with the event told the newspaper.
Musk and Brin have long been friends, with Musk reportedly often sleeping at Brin’s Silicon Valley home. Brin, who is valued at $95 billion, is also reported to have invested $500,000 in Tesla during the 2008 financial crisis when the automaker was struggling with production problems.
The news of the alleged relationship comes at a turbulent time for the Tesla and SpaceX founder and CEO, who is also the richest person on the planet. earlier this month, Termination of the company purchase agreement.To complete his proposed $44 billion purchase of the social media platform after Twitter reported it was
At about the same time, it was revealed that Musk and one of his top executives I paid $250,000 to the flight attendant to settle the allegations That billionaire revealed himself to her during the trip.In November. Musk has also fought allegations that SpaceX
Musk did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Neither Brin nor Shanahan, who runs a foundation focused on reproductive justice, could immediately be reached for comment.
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