According to Wall Street Journal, Elon Musk and Google’s Co-Founder Sergey Brin’s wife Nicole Shanahan had a brief affair which now interrupts Musk and Brin’s long friendship.
According to the Journal – Musk, the co-founder of Tesla Inc. had an alleged liaison in early December in Miami with Nicole Shanahan, and the Journal cited unidentified people familiar with the matter.
In the same, talking to Twitter, Musk Said – “This is total bs. Sergey and I are friends and were at a party together last night! I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with many other people around. Nothing romantic.”
This is total bs. Sergey and I are friends and were at a party together last night!
I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with many other people around. Nothing romantic.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 25, 2022
It is worth Mentioning that Brin helped support the electric carmaker during the 2008 financial crisis.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Musk is the world’s richest person, with a $242 billion fortune. Brin is the eighth-wealthiest, with a net worth of $94.6 billion.
The affair is the latest in a string of revelations about Musk’s personal life. Reports earlier this year said he became the father to twins born to a senior executive at his artificial intelligence startup Neuralink.
Another of his companies, SpaceX, paid an employee $250,000 to settle a claim she was sexually harassed by Musk in 2016, according to Insider. Musk said the accusations were “utterly untrue” and designed to interfere with his acquisition of Twitter Inc., an agreement he’s now trying to exit.
Brin, 48, filed for divorce from Shanahan in January.
Brin and Shanahan are currently negotiating a settlement, with Shanahan seeking more than $1 billion, the Journal said, even though there’s a prenuptial agreement.