There have been reports claiming that Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk had an affair with the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, and now Musk has reacted on the same saying that Sergey and he are friends. He further said that he has seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with many other people around and there is nothing romantic between them. Taking to his official Twitter handle, Musk tweeted, “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.”
Earlier, the Wall Street Journal reported that Musk engaged in a brief affair last fall with the wife of Sergey Brin, prompting the Google co-founder to file for divorce earlier this year and ending his friendship with Musk, according to people familiar with the matter. The report further stated that Brin has ordered his financial advisers to sell his personal investments in Musk’s companies.
It can be known that Brin had filed for divorce in January this year due to irreconcilable differences between him and his wife. He also said that he and Shanahan were not together since December 15, 2021.
The Wall Street Journal said in its report, “Brin filed for divorce from Nicole Shanahan in January of this year, citing “irreconcilable differences,” according to records filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court. The divorce filing was made several weeks after Mr. Brin learned of the brief affair, those people said. At the time of the alleged liaison in early December, Mr. Brin and his wife were separated but still living together, according to a person close to Ms. Shanahan. In the divorce filing, Mr. Brin cited Dec. 15, 2021, as the date of the couple’s separation.”
It can be known that Musk is the world’s richest person with an estimate USD 242 billion fortune, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. While, Brin is the eighth-wealthiest person in the world with USD 94.6 billion net worth.