AceShowbiz - Elon Musk allegedly had a "brief affair" with Sergey Brin's wife Nicole Shanahan. The 51-year-old business magnate was reported by sources close to the matter to the Wall Street Journal to having an affair with the Google co-founder's wife in December 2021, which ultimately led to their divorce.
The alleged affair happened three months after Elon split from girlfriend of three years Grimes. It would have also taken place close to the time that the Tesla co-founder, who has a total of 10 children from various relationships, welcomed now-seven-month-old daughter Exa Dark with the "Oblivion" hitmaker.
The WSJ also explained that as a result of the affair, Elon, who was close friends with Sergey for a number of years and is thought to have borrowed around $500,000 from him during the 2008 financial crisis, and his fellow multi-billionaire are allegedly no longer on speaking terms. Sergey was also said to have intended to sell his personal investments in Elon's companies.
The WSJ reports, "In recent months, there has been growing tension between the two men and their teams, according to the people familiar with the matter. Mr. Brin has ordered his financial advisers to sell his personal investments in Mr. Musk's companies, some of those people said. It couldn't be learned how large those investments are, or whether there have been any sales."
The outlet claimed to have contacted all parties involved for a comment on the alleged affair, but all requests went unanswered.
Back in January 2022, Sergey, who was also previously married to Anne Wojcicki and has two young children with her, cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the divorce and noted that December 15, 2021 was their official date of separation.
News of the alleged affair came just weeks after attorney Nicole claimed that she hoped to move on from the divorce with "dignity, honesty, and harmony." She said, "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."