As the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos runs a company that presumably knows what all its customers want at all times.
Along similar lines, meanwhile, Bezos purported to know exactly what Lauren Sanchez wanted last year, as lewd text messages sent from the mega billionaire to his alleged mistress has now been revealed.
In case you are not caught up on this story:
Bezos and MacKenzie, his wife of 25 years, announced to the world yesterday that they are filing to divorce.
This is the fate of approximately half the marriages in the United States, of course, but this particular split initially stood out for one major reason:
- Bezos is the richest human being on the planet and everyone is speculating about how much money MacKenzie will get in their settlement.
A few hours after the divorce was confirmed by both parties, however, Internet users were given a second reason to care about this break-up:
- Bezos may have cheated on MacKenzie with Sanchez, the estranged wife of a close friend and the original host of So You Think You Can Dance.
Numerous outlets reported on this infidelity yesterday, with the overwhelming take being that Bezos and Sanche started seeing each other about eight months ago.
It sounds like she was definitely in the middle of a divorce from husband Patrick Whitesell at the time -- but questions still exist over whether or not Bezos was separated from his wife when he started to bone Sanchez.
(For the record, the two couples at the center of this scandal have been tight for approximately a decade. They often hung out together in Seattle.)
As for why Bezos went public with his split this week?
Sources say he wanted to do so before racy text messages he sent to Sanchez were made public.
In this regard, he succeeded: the divorce announcement has been released.
But so have the text messages, as of Thursday morning!!!!
In one message obtained by The National Enquirer, supposedly from April 2018, Bezos wrote:
I love you, alive girl. I will show you with my body, and my lips and my eyes, very soon.
In another, supposedly from May 2018, he wrote:
I want to smell you, I want to breathe you in. I want to hold you tight. …I want to kiss your lips….I love you. I am in love with you.
This is a photo of Lauren Sanchez, so it's not as if we don't understand where Bezos was coming from:
But if he was still in a fully committed marriage to MacKenzie? Not cool, dude.
An attorney for Bezos told The Enquirer that Bezos and his wife have been "long separated" and only chose to inform everyone else on Wednesday.
And this is entirely possible, of course.
Details about Bezos' romance with Sanchez are still coming in, just like Bezos was apparently coming... sorry. Nevermind.
As for the divorce?
TMZ reports that no prenuptial agreement is in place.
The couple will file divorce papers in Washington, where community property rules and, therefore, all earnings and income during the marriage can legally be split down the middle.
Most of Jeff's wealth is tied up in Amazon stock, but the estranged couple does own 400,000 acres of property together.
They are the biggest landowners in the country.
Sorting out the division of assets will be complicated and we may not know for many months how much MacKenzie will walk away with after her marriage is officially over.
But it ought to be a pretty penny, give or take 60 billion pennies.