Elon Musk had an affair with Sergey Brin’s wife, which led to their divorce
Elon Musk had an affair with the wife of Google founder Sergey Brin in December of last year, which was allegedly the catalyst for their divorce.
Friends of the couple told the Wall Street Journal on Sunday that Musk’s romance with Nicole Shanahan was what prompted billionaire Google to file for divorce in January.
It’s unclear how long the romance lasted but it happened the same month that Musk welcomed a baby girl through a surrogate with his ex-girlfriend Grimes, and it was a month after he secretly welcomed twins with a former CEO from one of his companies.
He started dating his current girlfriend Natasha Bassett in February.
Brin, the world’s seventh richest man with an estimated worth of $93 billion, filed for divorce in January, marking the beginning of one of the most expensive splits in Silicon Valley history.
Sergey Brin filed for divorce in January, a month after his wife Nicole and Elon Musk had an affair. In January, Brian filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences” from his wife. Agenda stamp request
Musk welcomed twins in November and his baby girl via a surrogate in December, the same month he had an affair with Nicole.
The reason for the divorce at that time was not clear.
He noted that there were “irreconcilable differences” in the divorce papers, but asked that the case file be sealed to protect his young daughter.
This affair led to the abrupt end of the years-long friendship of Elon and Sergey; In 2008, Sergei provided $500,000 to fund Tesla at the height of the financial crisis.
Elon also spoke fondly of the crash of Sergey’s homes. Brian and Shanahan, 37, share a daughter, who was born in 2018.
The Google founder asked to share her bosom as part of their divorce arrangements, which they fight to keep secret for fear their daughter could be “harassed” or “kidnapped”.
Musk has not commented on the allegations.
Brian and Shanahan, who started dating in 2015, made their public debut as a married couple at the 2016 Met Gala, when they walked the red carpet together (pictured). Musk attended the event that year with his mother
Musk and ex-girlfriend Grimes (left) welcomed their second child via a surrogate in December, three months after they separated. He had twins with Neurolink CEO Shivon Zilis (right) in November
Elon Musk with his 27-year-old girlfriend Natasha Bassett in southern France in May,
He recently laughed about secretly having twins with Neurolink CEO Shivon Zilis, and tweeted that he was repopulating the Earth with his many offspring.
Musk has five children with his first wife, Justin. Twins Griffin and Xavier (who changed her name to Vivian and now identify as female), and triplets Kai, Damien and Saxon.
Their first child, a boy they named Nevada, died of sudden infant death syndrome in 2002 when he was a toddler.
In 2020, Musk and Grimes welcomed their first child together, a son they named X AE A-XII Musk. They separated in September last year, after carrying their second child via a surrogate.
This baby was born in December but was kept a secret until March of this year.
Musk and his current girlfriend, 27-year-old Australian actress Natasha Bassett, were spotted together in southern France in May.
Understandably, they started dating in February.
He’s not the only man in his family who’s recently made headlines with adultery; Earlier this month, Musk’s father, Errol, 76, confirmed he had welcomed his second daughter with his stepdaughter, Jana Bezuidenhout.
Errol married Jana’s mother Heidi Bezuidenhout in 1979 when Jana was four years old.
In 1997, Errol and Heidi divorced. In 2017, he stunned his family by announcing that Jana, now in her late twenties, was pregnant with his child. She is now 35 years old and the couple no longer live together.