How Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez affair was exposed
A few hours after Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie announced their divorce after 25 years of marriage, the National Enquirer announced that it had been investigating Bezos for four months, tracking the Amazon CEO as he was busy “whisking his mistress off to exotic destinations on his $65 million private jet.”
Amazon boss, Jeff Bezos’ affair with Lauren Sanchez was revealed after the former Fox and Extra host bragged to friends about it and sent them the explicit text messages and selfies he had sent her according to claims.
According to Page Six, Sanchez sent a friend a photograph of Bezos’ genitalia which he had sent her along with other messages which included him telling her he loved her and that he wanted to ‘breathe her in’.
The friend slipped the messages to The National Enquirer and that it was triggered its exhaustive, four month investigation into the pair’s romance, according to the source.
One source who claimed to have seen the photograph of Bezos’ genitalia that he sent Sanchez told Page Six: ‘He’s big.’
Sanchez has not commented since her affair with Bezos, the richest man in the world with a personal wealth of $140billion, became public on Wednesday hours after he announced his divorce from his wife MacKenzie.
Bezos, 54, sent Sanchez, 49, shirtless selfies, a photograph of his genitals and gushing, sexual text messages while the pair carried on an eight month affair which involved private jet rendezvous, intimate dinners and sleepovers at each other’s marital homes, according to The National Enquirer.
The Amazon billionaire and his mistress also stayed in hotels together – including one in Boston hours after the rest of the Bezos family had left.
The magazine, which followed the pair for four months after snapping Sanchez and her sister getting off Bezos’ private jet in October, claims that at one stage, Bezos’ wife of 25 years MacKenzie uncovered their affair when she looked at his plane’s flight manifest and found Sanchez’s name was the only one on the passenger list.
According to the Enquirer’s sources, Bezos is ‘in love’ with Sanchez and has told her, in less explicit language than his other texts: ‘We don’t have to worry about the parachute opening because we are jumping together.
‘We are sharing the parachute and it will land safely. We have chosen each other.’
In addition to going to each other’s homes, he once booked a private bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel for them to spend the night in just five blocks from his marital mansion.
The Enquirer claims that Bezos only announced his divorce on Wednesday morning because he knew it was about to expose his affair with Sanchez.
The 54-year-old, who is worth $140billion, has not commented on the story but a source insisted to DailyMail.com that he and Sanchez began seeing each other after he and MacKenzie had parted ways.
In their divorce statement on Wednesday, the couple said they had been under a trial separation and ‘loving exploration’ for some time.
His allegedly raunchy text messages to Sanchez, who is married to Hollywood mega agent Patrick Whitesell and has three children (two with him and one from a previous relationship with an NFL star), date back to April.
It was through her husband that Sanchez is believed to have met the richest man in the world.
Over the last several years, both couples have been photographed at glitzy events including the Vanity Fair Oscars party. Bezos reportedly propositioned Sanchez behind her husband’s back while they honored the Oscar-winning film Manchester By The Sea.
According to the magazine, Bezos whispered to her: ‘You can’t fight chemistry’.
On October 30, the pair met again for an intimate dinner at Capo, an upscale restaurant in Beverly Hills, where they were joined by two other people witnesses say were largely ignored.
After the dinner, Sanchez went back to Bezos’ home and was seen leaving the next day, the magazine said.
They also spent time in her Santa Monica marital home where, according to the enquirers’ reporters, they drew the blinds on an area of the yard where she keeps a hot tub one evening.
The next day, she sent a team of landscapers who had shown up for work away. Bezos emerged from the house hours later, according to the magazine’s timeline.
There were also several meeting on his private jet which is what piqued MacKenzie’s suspicion, according to the magazine.
She reportedly once found a flight manifest for the $65million gulf stream which listed Sanchez as the only other passenger.
Bezos, according to the magazine’s source, passed it off as a business-related encounter, a not entirely implausible explanation given Amazon’s Hollywood connections through its film studio, Sanchez’s husband’s talent agency and the fact that she herself owns an aerial footage production company.
The TV personality put her flying skills on show by whisking Bezos away in her chopper so the pair could enjoy a private romantic hike.
In November, the pair retreated one evening to a private bungalow in the Beverly Hills Hotel – five blocks from Bezos’ house – after an intimate dinner.
They also stayed together at the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston hours after MacKenzie and the rest of the Bezos family had left, according to the magazine.
The family was in town to attend Bezos’ son’s graduation from MIT. While they were at the ceremony, Sanchez, it is claimed, was put in a room in the same hotel where they were occupying a private suite.
Once the family left, Bezos is reported to have stayed and loved-in with Sanchez until the following day.
Sources tell The Enquirer that the affair has ‘blindsided’ Sanchez’s husband Patrick.