Billionaire Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez are reportedly engaged! According to a new report, the Amazon head and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez have decided to take their relationship to the next level. The two lovebirds got engaged after 5 years of dating.
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, at the moment, the couple is in the South of France for the Cannes Film Festival. Continue reading further to gather more information about the relationship of Jeff Bezos and his ladylove Lauren Sanchez.
Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez are reportedly engaged
Yeah, you read that right. As per a source close to the couple, Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez are engaged after 5 years of dating. As of this moment, the pair is in the South of France for the Cannes Film Festival.
It seems like they are having a good time in France as they have been hitting the star-studded party circuit while staying on his $500 million yacht which features a mermaid which resembles Lauren wearing a prow.
The engagement rumors of Bezos and Lauren have been swirling in the air for some time now. Earlier this week, Sanchez was spotted out and about in public with a rock on her ring finger.
The duo has been inseparable since the time they began dating in 2018. In the year 2019, news broke that the two of them were seeing each other but Lauren and Jeff kept their romance low-key until his divorce from his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Scott was finalized.
When did Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez begin dating?
The 59-year-old billionaire and the broadcast journalist sparked romance rumors just a couple of hours after Jeff and his ex-wife Scott announced they were parting ways and getting divorced. In 2019, the National Enquirer reported that Jeff and Lauren had been dating for 8 months.
At that time, it was reported by the media outlet that Whitesell and MacKenzie were aware of their romance. Lauren and Jeff met each other for the first time through her ex-husband Patrick Whitesell, the executive chairman of Endeavor Group Holdings, which is the parent company of Hollywood talent agency WME.
Lauren raved over her beau in a January interview with WSJ. Magazine. Then, she told the media outlet, “He’s so happy, he inspires me every day, he makes me a better person every day; he’s the most loving human I know.”
Lauren Sanchez shared a sweet tribute on Jeff Bezos’ 59th birthday on Instagram
Sanchez gushed over her boyfriend Jeff on the occasion of his 59th birthday on the social media platform Instagram. She posted a series of pictures of the pair on her Instagram feed. Jeff turned 59 years old on January 12.
The Emmy-winning TV personality started by writing, “Happy birthday to the man of my dreams, who lights up my world with his laughter and kind heart. You have shown me that no great love is not bravely fought for.”
Lauren went on to say, “Thank you for always being by my side and for being the most loving and supportive partner. I am so grateful for the memories we have made and the adventures yet to come. Here’s to many more birthdays filled with love and laughter. Te amo con Todo mi corozon.”
Jeff Bezos was previously married to MacKenzie Scott
Jeff and Scott walked down the aisle in the year 1993. The former couple was married for a total of 25 years before they called it quits in 2019. In January of the same year, they announced that they were getting divorced.
Then, Jeff and Scott issued a joint statement on his Twitter page that read, “As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends.”
They concluded the statement by writing, “We’ve had such a great life together as a married couple, and we also see wonderful futures ahead, as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects, and as individuals pursuing ventures and adventures. Though the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends.”
At that point in time, MacKenzie stated that she was “grateful to have finished the process” of dissolving their marriage “with support from each other.” She further added that she was “happy to be giving [Bezos] 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.”
The exes share four kids: three sons, and one daughter. The former couple adopted their daughter from China. Their eldest child, son Preston Bezos has followed in the footsteps of his famous father. Back in the day, he attended Princeton University. They share 50/50 custody of their children.
Lauren Sanchez was hitched to Patrick Whitesell before
Prior to sparking a romance with Jeff Bezos, Lauren was married to Patrick Whitesell. Sanchez tied the knot with the Hollywood talent mogul Patrick Whitesell in the year 2005. The pair pulled the plug on their romance after 13 years in 2019. They filed for divorce in April 2019.
Patrick and Sanchez had been friends with Jeff for years ahead of their divorce. They were seen chatting at Amazon’s Golden Globes afterparty in January 2019. After the event, a close source told People magazine, “Jeff was in great spirits and having lots of fun. He had a crowd of people around him.”
The insider went on to say, “Lauren was there but wasn’t with Jeff all the time. Her husband was there, too.” It was reported that Jeff and Sanchez were dating at that point.
Lauren and Patrick are proud parents of two teenage children: a daughter named Eleanor, and a son whose name is Evan. Sanchez also shares a son named Nikko with former NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez.
We send our heartiest congratulations to Jeff Bezos and his now-fiancée Lauren Sanchez as they are engaged. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for more updates from the world of showbiz.