Elon Musk has once again found himself at the center of controversy, this time for allegedly being the cause of the divorce between Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his former wife Nicole Shanahan. The couple finalized their divorce proceedings on May 26, 2023, with Shanahan receiving legal and physical custody of their 4-year-old daughter.
According to reports, Brin and Shanahan had started dating in 2015, the same year that Brin divorced his first wife. They got married in 2018 but began living separately in 2021. Brin filed for divorce in 2022, citing “irreconcilable differences.” However, it was later revealed that Brin filed for divorce just a month after Shanahan allegedly had a brief affair with Elon Musk.
Both Musk and Shanahan have denied the alleged affair, with Musk stating that he has only seen Shanahan twice in three years, both times in a group setting. Shanahan has called the scandal “utterly debilitating” and insists that she and Musk were never more than friends.
This is not the first time that Elon Musk has been implicated in a marital affair. His alleged relationship with actor Amber Heard was a contributing factor in Heard’s highly-publicized divorce from Johnny Depp.
Sergey Brin, with a net worth of $118 billion, is currently the ninth richest person in the world. Nicole Shanahan is a California-based attorney and the founder of the Bia-Echo Foundation.
It is important to note that these allegations and the details surrounding them are based on media reports and have not been confirmed by Musk, Shanahan, or Brin.
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