Lauren Sanchez files for divorce from her husband just a day after Jeff Bezos files for divorce from MacKenzie Bezos. The two have been together for a while.
Just a day after Jeff Bezos and his wife of 25 years MacKenzie Bezos announced that they were splitting up, his reported new girlfriend Lauren Sanchez has filed for divorce from her husband of over 13 years Patrick Whitesell, with whom she has two kids.
MacKenzie wrote on Twitter on Thursday, “Grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage with Jeff with support from each other and everyone who reached out to us in kindness, and looking forward to next phase as co-parents and friends.”
She added, “Happy to be giving all of my interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin, and 75 % of our Amazon stock plus voting control of my shares to support his continued contributions with the teams of these incredible companies. Excited about my own plans. Grateful for the past as I look forward to what comes next.”
Jeff also wrote a statement, saying, “I’m so grateful to all my friends and family for reaching out with encouragement and love. It means more than you know. MacKenzie most of all. I’m grateful for her support and for her kindness in this process and am very much looking forward to our new relationship as friends and co-parents.”
Earlier in the week, Page Six reported that Lauren and Jeff have agreed to stay “physically apart” until both their divorces have been finalized. A source said that the two are “deeply in love”.
Jeff and MacKenzie have not addressed their romance publicly so far.