Jeff Bezos, American entrepreneur, founder of Multinational Tech company Amazon and world’s third-richest person has been dating Lauren Sanchez, Emmy-award-winning journalist, for more than 24 months now. Jeff is in the media limelight once in a while regarding his personal life.
In 2019, he surprised many people when he got separated from his ex-wife MacKenzie Scott after being together for 26 long years.
We will cover everything you need to know about Lauren Sanchez in our article today. Keep scrolling!
Every bit of Lauren Sanchez you need to know
Lauren Wendy Sánchez is an American media personality, actress, and pilot who is popular as an entertainment reporter and news anchor. She gained prominence for hosting the ‘Fox’ network’s famous show “So You Think You Can Dance”.
Sanchez has also worked in many other popular shows like “Showbiz Tonight”, “Larry King Live”, “The Joy Behar Show” and others.
In 1999, Sanchez won an ‘Emmy Award’ for her contribution to the media industry. Sanchez is also featured in many television series and famous films like ‘Fight Club,’ ‘Batman Begins,’ ‘Fantastic Four,’ and ‘Saw’.
She also made it to the ‘Top 50 Most Beautiful list’ published by People magazine in the year 2010.
Sánchez started her career at virtual and VHF digital channel 13, KCOP-TV in Los Angeles as a desk assistant. She then moved to the next level as an anchor and reporter during her tenure with KTVK-TV in Phoenix.
She then joined the American syndicated news broadcasting news magazine, “Extra” as a reporter.
Sánchez then moved to Fox Sports Net (FSN) where she got nominated for Emmy awards under the anchor and correspondent category for her sports show, “Best Damn Sports Show Period.” She joined her ex-employer KCOP-TV to anchor UPN 13 News in 1999.
Later she worked in different capacities for various media organizations in her professional career spanning more than two decades.
She founded Black Ops Aviation company in the year 2016. Black Ops is the first aerial film and production company owned by a female.
Sánchez is also a licensed pilot of airplanes and helicopters. Presently her focus is on film and TV projects where she can leverage her expertise.
Sanchez said in an interview about her passion for flying, “I want to be in a helicopter all the time. When I’m up there, I’m completely satisfied. I’m like, ‘This is where I need to be. This space is dominated by men. But there’s nothing physical about flying a helicopter. You can be 5-foot-1 or 6-foot-4. There’s no reason more women aren’t in this.”
Work in Film & TV
In 1997, Lauren Sanchez made her debut in the field of acting in the action-adventure series ‘Babylon 5’.
Two years later she featured in the David Fincher-directed drama film ‘Fight Club’ alongside Brad Pitt and Meat Loaf. She then went on to perform in more than 17 films and 9 TV shows.
Below is the list of movies in which she appeared:
|Year of Release||Name of the Movie||Role|
|1999||Fight Club||Channel 4 Reporter|
|2003||Hollywood Homicide||Chopper Newscaster|
|2004||The Day After Tomorrow||International Newscaster|
|Cellular||News Anchor No. 2|
|2005||Fantastic Four||KCOP / KTTV reporter|
|The Longest Yard||Herself|
|2006||Akeelah and the Bee||Reporter|
|2007||Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer||Fox News reporter|
|2008||College Road Trip||News anchor|
|Killer Movie||Margo Moorhead|
|2010||The Big Picture||Layla|
|2011||We Bought a Zoo||TV Anchor|
|2012||Celeste and Jesse Forever||News reporter|
|2013||White House Down||Reporter|
|2015||Ted 2||Boston Newscaster|
Lauren Wendy Sánchez was born in the year 1969 in Albuquerque, New Mexico in a Mexican-American family. At a very young age, she developed an interest in the aviation sector. Her father worked as a flight instructor which ignited the spark in her for the aviation industry.
Post completion of high school, Sanchez went for higher studies at ‘El Camino College’ in California. She used to contribute to the college newspaper as a writer. She then pursued her graduation in communications from ‘The University of Southern California’ in Los Angeles.
Sánchez was in a relationship with former NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez. She shares a son Nikko with Gonzalez who was born in 2001.
Sanchez married Patrick Whitesell in the year 2005. Patrick is an American businessman and executive chairman of an Endeavor talent agency. Sanchez has two children with Patrick, Evan born in the year 2006, and Ella born in the year 2008. She filed for divorce with Patrick in 2019.
Speaking about being dyslexic she said, “I’m dyslexic and I literally had to put myself in a room and just cram to figure it out. They call them learning differences now, which is really sweet, but growing up I just thought I was stupid. My co-anchors knew I was dyslexic but not many more [did]. I felt like I had to hide it because it just wasn’t something that people talked about.”
Bezos and Sanchez relationship
Sanchez was introduced to Bezos, a friend of Patrick, at a party, and eventually, both Sanchez and Bezos started spending time together.
Jeff Bezos was in the media limelight in 2019 for sending dirty texts and images to Lauren Sanchez. According to sources, Bezos ex-wife MacKenzie was upset with his relationship with Sanchez.
Jeff Bezos updated in a blog post alleging that American Media, Inc. tried to blackmail him and was involved in extortion in connection with his affair with Sánchez.
Just a few weeks back on the eve of the new year they were seen together at a party and Jeff Bezos shared a pic of himself with his lady love on his Instagram handle.
Sharing the picture, he wrote, “We had so much fun last night celebrating with a crazy disco party with family, but the new year is also a great time to take stock and focus on personal growth, renewal, rebirth, and paying careful attention to each moment of your life. The good and the bad. All of it. Celebrate and grow.”
Here goes the Insta post, check out!
Lauren Sanchez is active on the social media platform Instagram with more than 143,000 followers.
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