Elon Musk’s alleged affair with Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s wife led to a divorce
Elon Musk is said to have had a brief affair with the wife of his longtime friend Sergey Brin, which prompted the Google co-founder to file for divorce from entrepreneur Nicole Shanahan earlier this year, according to The Wall Street Journalaccording to people familiar with the matter.
The couple cited “irreconcilable differences” in a lawsuit filed in California Superior Court in Santa Clara County in January. The filing says the couple separated on December 15, 2021.
Mr. Breen and Mrs. Shanahan married in 2018.
The couple’s divorce marks a significant development in the life of one of the world’s richest men, who still owns a controlling stake in Google after stepping away from the company’s day-to-day operations in 2019.
The CEO of Tesla is the richest person in the world with an estimated fortune of $220 billion. Breen ranks seventh among the richest countries in the world with $107 billion, according to Forbes Categories.
The court filings do not indicate what assets Mr. Breen and Ms. Shanahan jointly own or how they will be divided, the details of which will be “to be determined.”
“All issues relating to the property rights or obligations of the parties will be determined through confidential binding arbitration pursuant to a written agreement between the parties,” according to court filings.
independent He requested comment from counsel for Mr. Breen and Ms. Shanahan as well as Mr. Musk’s representative.
The Wall Street JournalThe company’s report came after several months of public scrutiny into Musk’s personal life as the Tesla CEO maneuvered to take control of social media company Twitter before trying to pull out of the deal, while his electric car company faces a growing federal investigation over its autopilot system. It was involved in at least 16 accidents, resulting in 15 injuries and one death.
He has denied allegations that he exposed himself to a flight attendant at his space company, SpaceX, and interested in trade He reported that he had two children in 2021 with an executive at another company he co-founded, Neuralink.
One of his ten sons has publicly disowned him. His 18-year-old transgender daughter legally changed her name to distance himself from Mr. Musk, according to legal filings reported last month.