The $136 billion divorce

Lauren Sanchez and her reportedly-estranged husband Patrick Whitesell with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in 2016

Jeff Bezos Reportedly Had Affair With Lauren Sanchez Before Divorce From Wife MacKenzie

The divorce between Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos and wife, MacKenzie, may be more complicated than originally expected. I want to kiss your lips.... "I love you. I am in love with you". "I will show you with my body, and my lips and my eyes, very soon".

Sanchez is separated from her husband, Hollywood talent agent Patrick Whitesell, who is reported to be a friend of Bezos.

Together they have four children, while reports suggest that they had no prenuptial agreement, leading many to speculate how much of his $137B the "richest man in the world" will have to part ways with.

The magazine claimed that the lovers had been dating since a year ago and that Bezos met Sanchez for illicit trysts as often as six times in two weeks, took her on exotic holidays on his $65 million private jet and sent her erotic selfies "too explicit to print".

Sanchez, 49, also a helicopter pilot with her own aerial production firm, was hired to shoot aerial shots for Blue Origin, a private space company Bezos founded in 2000, the Post reported.

The Enquirer says it trailed Bezos for four months in what it calls the "largest investigation" in the magazine's history, with its photographer catching the lovebirds "doing the dirty on their spouses". While Washington state divorce law considers all that the couple builds and accrues during their marriage as community property, that doesn't necessarily mean a 50-50 split of assets - including six homes, according to Business Insider - but the court attempts to split assets (and debts), fair and equitably. The couple married in 1993, when Bezos had not yet become a millionaire. "As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have made a decision to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends", read the statement signed by both of them".

Bezos added: "We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other". If the couple split their fortune equally, it could leave MacKenzie, 48, with $69 billion, making her the world's richest woman. The former Good Day LA host and frequent contributor to Extra and The View shares two kids with Whitesell and also has a son from a previous relationship.

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