On Wednesday, January 9th, headlines began to surface about The National Enquirer intending to publish a breaking news story, detailing the real reason behind the divorce of Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos.
“The marriage of the world’s richest couple is set to explode in all-out war — after billionaire Jeff Bezos was caught cheating on his wife of 25 years with the spouse of a Hollywood mogul!
The National ENQUIRER can reveal that for the past eight months, the hot-blooded founder of online retail giant Amazon has two-timed novelist wife MacKenzie Bezos with busty beauty Lauren Sanchez, whose husband, Patrick Whitesell, is one of Hollywood’s most powerful talent agents.
Bezos — a self-described “family man” — has been whisking his mistress off to exotic destinations on his $65 million private jet, sending her raunchy messages and erotic selfies — including one steamy picture too explicit to print here — and having secret rendezvous at palatial private estates.”
The alleged mistress is Lauren Sanchez, Emmy Award winning American news anchor, entertainment reporter, media personality, and pilot.
Jeff Bezos (presumably) attempted to get ahead of the story by announcing his amicable divorce on Twitter just hours earlier:
Jeff Bezos, until this scandal, had done a fantastic job managing his image.
In a 2014 interview with Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget, Bezos said that doing the dishes is a part of his daily routine.
“I do the dishes every night,” said Bezos, who’s currently worth almost $95 billion. “I’m pretty convinced it’s the sexiest thing I do,” he joked.
Business Insider has published numerous articles attesting to the “work-ethic” and “family values” that guide Jeff Bezos in life. The articles were clearly the work of clever PR specialists. They attempt to establish Jeff Bezos as an “every-man” who enjoys modest luxuries such as a leisurely breakfast with his family and a doting spouse:
But until 2013, MacKenzie still drove their four kids to school and then dropped Jeff off at work in their Honda. A family friend, Danny Hillis, told Vogue that the Bezoses “are such a normal, close-knit family, it’s almost abnormal.”
The family also adheres to a fairly normal routine, reportedly starting the day with a healthy breakfast. To spend more time with his family, Jeff never schedules early-morning meetings at Amazon.
They’re so in tune that Jeff will often buy clothes for MacKenzie on the fly, he told Vogue. “Sometimes I call her and say, ‘What’s your such-and-such size?’ and she says, ‘Why?’ and I say, ‘None of your business!’ It delights her.”