Elon Musk is believed to have broken up his old friendship that he had with Google Co-founder Sergey Brin after having an affair with his wife Nicole Shanahan, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. People who are familiar with the matter have told the newspaper the couple were divorced earlier this year and cited “irreconcilable differences” However, Musk claims to have denied the allegations of an affair, and has said that he remains in contact with Brin and has claimed that this report was based on “third-party hearings.”
Musk and Shanahan’s romance reportedly took place at the prestigious Art Basel event in Miami after Musk’s breakup with his then-girlfriend Claire Boucher, also known as Grimes. Sources inform the newspaper they believe that Brin Musk and Shanahan were apart but in a relationship at that time. The couple’s relationship was tensions were high due to issues related to COVID-19 lockdowns as well as their daughter, who was three years old.
This is a complete sham. Sergey and I are good friends and went to a nightclub with each other last night!
I’ve seen Nicole twice in the last three years, and both with a number of other people. There’s nothing romantic about it.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 25 2022
When the story was first published, Musk responded via Twitter in which he called the story “total falsehoods.” According Musk, according to Musk, “Sergey and I are good friends. We were at an event last night! I’ve only met Nicole twice in the last three years, and both times with other people. There’s nothing romantic about it.” As another response the billionaire exec stated, “Haven’t even had sex for a long time (sigh).”
Musk’s private life is never away from his business which isn’t changing at all, even when the world’s wealthiest man tries to end his $44 billion deal to purchase Twitter. This month an account in The Insider reported that Musk was the father of twins who were born to Shivon Zillis who is the top executive of Neuralink, his business Neuralink and an ex-employee of Tesla. Twins born a few weeks after a surrogate gave their first child. Musk and Boucher’s second child. This brings Musk’s list of known youngsters to nine.
This past May an former SpaceX flight attendant claimed that SpaceX for paying $250,000 to cover up an incident that involved Musk. The victim claimed Musk requested massage, then exposed himself to her and then propositioned her to have sex.
Brin was, in turn, was once called “the Google playboy” for his sexual relationships with his employees, with HR manager Heather Cairns calling his behavior “a sexual harassment case that was waiting to be made.” In 2014, a Vanity Fair report revealed Brin’s relationships with Google Glass marketing manager Amanda Rosenberg and human resources manager Heather Cairns. The relationship took place while he was married to co-creator of 23andMe Anne Wojcicki. She was also dating a different Google executive. In the aftermath of Brin was divorced from Anne Wojcicki split at the end of 2015 Brin had a secret wedding with Shanahan in the year 2018. As reported by the The WSJ Shanahan’s pursuing an approximately $1 billion portion of Brin’s hefty $100 billion fortune in the divorce proceedings.
In the article, Brin along with Musk had been close to each other. Brin provided Musk-owned Tesla the sum of $500,000 to fund its business during the 2008 recession and Musk was kind enough to return the favor in making Brin among the very first Tesla customers buy Model X. Model X in 2015. Sources have told the The WSJ that Musk was so frank as to go on one knee to ask Brin to forgive him at an event earlier in the year. According to the report, they haven’t been in contact frequently and it claims that Brin has instructed his advisers to let him sell his personal stakes in Musk’s firms.
Update on July 25th, 12:48AM Eastern Time: Updated with tweets from Elon Musk denying the Wall Street Journal report.
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