Elon Musk had a brief affair last fall with the wife of Sergey Brin, leading the Google co-founder to file for divorce earlier this year. The two entrepreneurs were formerly close friends, but the affair ended their friendship. Brin and his wife, Nicole Shanahan, were separated but still living together at the time of the affair in December. A person close to her told the Journal that Nicole filed for divorce in January after finding text messages between Elon and another woman on his phone.
Brin and his wife were separated but still living together at the time of their marriage in 2005 when she found text messages between Elon Musk and another woman on Elon’s phone. While the text messages didn’t explicitly mention their affair, “they were sending each other photos of the two of them together and talking about how much they enjoyed seeing each other,” said a person close to her.
Since then, it’s been reported that Elon Musk and his wife are now divorced.In 2017, the couple considered using their marital status as a competitive edge for Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk then reportedly had an affair with (and was subsequently sued by) one of Google’s earliest investors and chief executive Sundar Pichai’s wife? The couple married in 2010 when Sundar Pichai was a member of Google’s executive team after having met at Stanford University in 2004.
Their once-close friendship has soured as Brin has instructed his financial advisors to sell off his personal stakes in Musk’s enterprises over the past few months. Musk is said to have apologized to Brin and asked for his forgiveness.
According to the Journal, Brin offered Musk $500,000 to help keep Tesla solvent during the 2008 financial crisis in exchange for Musk gifting Brin one of Tesla’s first all-electric sport-utility cars in 2015. Musk also frequently visited Brin’s Silicon Valley residence.
Musk is the world’s richest individual, with an estimated worth of $240 billion. Brin is the eighth-richest person in the world, according to Bloomberg, with an estimated worth of $95 billion.
This is not the first time Elon’s messy Relationship has emerged in the news, few years ago Elon Musk and girlfriend Amber Heard were caught in the news with reports of the duo finalizing their Breakup. Elon Musk is also father to an 8-year-old daughter with his ex-girlfriend Talulah Riley, who is a child of actress Christina Hendricks.
Elon Musk’s spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.