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Elon Musk’s Alleged Affair with Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin’s Wife Led to Their Divorce

Elon Musk, the 51-year-old celebrity CEO of Tesla Inc who also happens to be the world’s richest man is once again in the media limelight this weekend as reports emerged that he had an affair with his billionaire friend Google co-founder Sergey Brin‘s wife Nicole Shanahan.

According to a report published in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Elon Musk was having affair with her for a short time in December last year.

Musk’s affair with Sergey Brin’s wife reportedly led to their divorce

Musk’s illicit affair prompted Brin to file for divorce earlier this year and also ended the tech billionaires’ long friendship according to a source privy to the matter.

Even though the reason for divorce was cited as irreconcilable differences between the two, it is alleged that the affair was the catalyst for their separation.

Mr. Musk is facing several challenges both on a personal and professional front. His long-standing friendship is now at stake coupled with business challenges like manufacturing disruptions at Tesla Inc. and the ongoing legal fight with microblogging giant Twitter Inc ever since he announced the withdrawal of his $44 billion takeover bid.

Sergey Brin and Nicole Shanahan share a four-year-old daughter and Brin asked to share custody of his daughter with him as part of the divorce arrangements. According to reports published in one of the media outlets, Mr. Brin and his wife are still residing in the same house.

As per the divorce papers, Mr. Brin cited 15th Dec as the date of their separation.

Sergey Brin and Nicole Shanahan’s Relationship

Brin and Shanahan began dating more than seven years ago in 2015. They made their first debut as a couple in public at the 2016 Met Gala when they walked the red carpet together.

Ms. Shanahan said in an interview given to the news website Puck in July 2022 about divorce filing stating, “I hope for Sergey and I to move forward with dignity, honesty, and harmony for the sake of our child. And we are both working towards that.”

Patrick McGee, San Francisco correspondent for Financial Times tweeted, “At a party ear­lier this year, Mr. Musk dropped to one knee in front of Mr. Brin and apol­o­gized pro­fusely for the trans­gres­sion, beg­ging for for­give­ness, ac­cord­ing to peo­ple with knowl­edge of the in­ci­dent.”

Elon Musk and Sergey Brin Camaraderie

48-year-old Mr. Brin provided financial assistance of $500,000 to Elon Musk for Tesla during the 2008 financial crisis, when he was facing issues to increase the production capacity. A few years later Musk gave Brin one of Tesla’s first all-electric sport-utility vehicles in 2015.

Brin and Musk who feature among America’s most famous entrepreneurs were longtime friends. Recently in an interview, Mr. Musk even revealed that for years he used to frequently gate crash at Mr. Brin’s house in Silicon Valley.

Sergey Brin’s lawyer declined to officially comment on this issue. Elon Musk has not confirmed or acknowledged this developing story. A spokeswoman for Ms. Shanahan also refused to comment.

Sergey Brin is presently the world’s 10th richest man with an estimated net worth of $89.9 billion while Elon Musk is at the top slot with a net worth of around $253.4 billion.

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Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda
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