The billionaire executive and his wife of 25 years announced the news on Wednesday — just three days before his 55th birthday — in a tweet signed by both of them. Both signed a message saying they’ll remain “cherished friends”. The couple have four children – three sons, and an adopted daughter(adopted).
This is what they tweeted :
The joint statement by Mackenzie and Jeff Bezos said that the decision of divorce came after “a long period of loving exploration and trial separation.
Might be the Richest women after the divorce
The laws in the US state that all assets during a marriage should be split equally which means Mackenzie could walk away with roughly about $66 billion, based on the Amazon CEO’s current value. If she gets the alimony, she will become the world’s richest woman, overtaking Walmart heiress Alice Walton, whose net worth was $46 billion in 2018. Neither the Bezos couple nor Amazon has commented on the likely division of the couple’s assets that includes a 16 percent stake in the company.
What made them DITCH eachother?
But just in September, Bezos and MacKenzie, who have four children, were spotted celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary at LIV nightclub in Miami.
“They were definitely still together,” said a source, adding that they looked happy as they snapped photos in the DJ booth and danced the night away.
By late October, the multibillionaire was seen at the private Casa Tua club with a different woman who looked a lot like Sanchez, sources say.
US media report that Mr Bezos has been romantically involved with a former Fox TV host, Lauren Sánchez who married to Patrick Whitesell. Patrick is an American talent agent and co-CEO of WME . Entertainment news site TMZ, citing sources linked to Ms Sánchez, said the presenter has been “seeing” Mr Bezos as of late last year.