World’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, has been secretly having a relationship with Lauren Sanchez, a former TV anchor and the wife of Hollywood talent mogul, Patrick Whitesell.
The Amazon owner just announced his divorce from wife of 25 years, MacKenzie, but Page Six can exclusively reveal he has secretly been seeing Sanchez, a former anchor of Fox’s “Good Day LA.”
Sources said that Bezos, 54, and Sanchez, 49, – who also works as a helicopter pilot – got to know each other through her WME/IMG husband, Whitesell, one of Hollywood’s most powerful men.
Patrick, Lauren and Jeff were even pictured together at a 2016 event. But sources say Lauren became closer to Bezos after she separated with Whitesell in the fall.
Meanwhile Bezos revealed on Wednesday that he and his wife have been going through a “trial separation.”
A exclusive source told Page Six “Patrick and Lauren have socialized with Jeff Bezos and his wife for a few years, because both (now former) couples have houses in Seattle.
“Then Lauren was hired to work on one of Bezos’ projects, ‘Blue Origin’, a space launch company, as a helicopter pilot. She has been shooting aerial shots for Bezos.
“Patrick and Lauren Sanchez have been separated for a while. Their marriage has been off and on for a while, and they tried hard to fix things, but in the fall they officially separated.
She had told Patrick that she has been recently seeing Jeff Bezos.” Sanchez and Whitesell got married in 2005 and have two young children.
She also has a teenage son Nikko, from her first marriage, to former NFLer Tony Gonzalez. They have not yet formally filed for divorce.