Último outono, the Tesla CEO, 51, was involved in a “brief affair” with the Google co-founder’s wife, Nicole Shanahan, a Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Musk and Brin were previously longtime friends, the outlet said, with Brin even giving Musk $500,000 for Tesla during the 2008 financial crisis. O Wall Street Journal also reported that Musk has said over the years that he “regularly crashed” at Brin’s home in Silicon Valley.
The publication’s sources reportedly said that there has been increasing tension between the two moguls and their teams following the alleged “liaison” em dezembro 2021, with Brin requesting that his financial advisers sell his personal investments in Musk’s companies.
Representatives for Musk, Brin and Shanahan did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment and did not comment to the WSJ.
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Brin filed for a dissolution of marriage from Shanahan back in early January, de acordo com documentos judiciais obtidos por PEOPLE.
Together the pair share a young daughter. Brin was previously married to 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki a partir de 2007 para 2015, and they share son Benji, 13, and daughter Chloe, 11.
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Brin cited “diferenças irreconciliáveis” in his separation from Shanahan, Business Insider relatado pela primeira vez, noting that the pair owned joint assets but how they were to be divided was “to be determined.”
Além disso, Brin asked for joint custody of their daughter. He also said that he is not seeking spousal support from Shanahan and requested she not be awarded it either.
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Brin and Shanahan enlisted a privado “temporary judge” to preside over the case, according to Business Insider.
Brin filed in Santa Clara Superior Court as California deals with a backlogged system. The private temporary judge will allow the couple to expedite their divorce despite the backlogged courts. It also ensures a higher level of privacy.
“Petitioner is a co-founder of Google and one of the wealthiest and most famous technology entrepreneurs in the world. Because of the high-profile nature of their relationship, there is likely to be significant public interest in their dissolution and child custody issues,” Brin’s attorney wrote in a filing, adicionando: “Of great concern is that such publicity puts their minor child at risk of danger, assédio, and even kidnapping, if the specifics of their day-to-day whereabouts are exposed to the public.”