Elon Musk allegedly fractured an previous friendship with Google co-founder Sergey Brin after having an affair together with his spouse, Nicole Shanahan, in accordance with a report from the Wall Road Journal. Sources acquainted with the scenario informed the WSJ that the couple filed for divorce earlier this 12 months, citing “irreconcilable variations.”
Musk and Shanahan’s affair allegedly occurred on the high-profile Artwork Basel occasion in Miami following Musk’s break up with then-girlfriend Claire Boucher, often known as Grimes. Sources inform the WSJ that Brin and Shanahan have been separated however nonetheless dwelling collectively on the time. The couple’s relationship was reportedly strained as a consequence of points associated to the COVID-19 lockdowns and their three-year-old daughter.
Musk’s private life isn’t far faraway from his enterprise, and that hasn’t modified even because the world’s richest man makes an attempt to exit his $44 billion settlement to purchase Twitter. Earlier this month, a report from Insider revealed that Musk had twins with Shivon Zillis, a high govt at his firm Neuralink and a former worker of Tesla. The twins have been born simply weeks earlier than a surrogate gave delivery to Musk and Boucher’s second youngster, bringing Musk’s variety of recognized kids to 9.
In Might, a former SpaceX flight attendant accused the corporate of paying her $250,000 to maintain quiet about an incident involving Musk. The sufferer claims Musk requested her for a therapeutic massage, uncovered himself to her, and propositioned her for intercourse.
Brin, in the meantime, was as soon as known as “the Google playboy” for his sexual involvement with workers, with human assets supervisor Heather Cairns calling his habits “a sexual harassment declare ready to occur.” A 2014 Self-importance Truthful report detailed Brin’s relationship with Google Glass advertising and marketing supervisor Amanda Rosenberg, which occurred whereas he was nonetheless married to 23andMe co-creator Anne Wojcicki, and she or he was relationship one other Google govt. After Brin and Wojcicki divorced in 2015, Brin secretly acquired married to Shanahan in 2018. Based on the WSJ, Shanahan’s looking for an over $1 billion slice of Brin’s practically $100 billion fortune as a part of the divorce course of.
As detailed within the report, Brin and Musk had been shut buddies. Brin supplied the Musk-owned Tesla $500,000 in funding in the course of the 2008 recession, and Musk returned the favor by making Brin one of many first clients to personal the Mannequin X in 2015. Sources inform the WSJ that Musk went as far as to get on one knee and beg Brin for his forgiveness throughout a celebration earlier this 12 months. The report claims the 2 nonetheless aren’t talking on a frequent foundation, and that Brin has informed advisers to promote his private investments in Musk’s corporations.