Elon Musk had an affair with Nicole Shanahan wife of Google Cofounder Sergey Brin
According to a news article published yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk had an affair with Nicole Shanahan, the wife of Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin. The purported relationship between Musk and Shanahan took place in Miami in December 2021, the report claims. One of the largest art fairs in the world, Art Basel, was being attended by both people. On both occasions, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, tweeted shortly after the report surfaced that he and Ms. Shanahan had only ever met twice in the previous three years, and on both occasions, there had been other individuals present.
Soon after, Sergey Brin learned about this liaison and requested a divorce at Santa Clara County Superior Court in January 2022. In his divorce petition, Sergey stated that he had decided to break the marriage due to “irreconcilable conflicts.” In the divorce papers, he also stipulated that the parties would separate on December 15, 2021. Sergey Brin and Ms. Shanahan were living together even though they were estranged at the time of the affair.
Sergey Brin, a co-founder of Google, and Nicole Shanahan, the founder of a legal tech company, began dating almost seven years ago after meeting at a yoga retreat. Late in 2018, shortly after their marriage, Ms. Shanahan gave birth to a daughter. Relationship issues began to arise as COVID-19 forced a lockdown and the couple began to argue frequently over how to care for their 3-year-old daughter. Mr. Brin was previously married to businesswoman Anne Wojcicki; their marriage ended in divorce in 2015.
The divorce petition Mr. Brin submitted is currently in the mediation phase. While Mr. Brin believes Ms. Shanahan is asking for more than what she is legally entitled to under the prenuptial agreement, she is seeking a settlement of more than $1 billion. Sergey Brin and Elon Musk have been close friends for a very long time. At the height of the world economic crisis, Tesla experienced a serious financial problem in 2008. Mr. Brin provided assistance to Tesla at the time by giving Elon Musk about $500,000. In 2015, Elon Musk gave Sergey Brin an all-electric Tesla sport utility vehicle. One of Tesla’s very first electric automobiles was the precise vehicle in question.
Elon Musk and Brin haven’t gotten along well lately because of the rumored affair between them and Ms. Shanahan. There were even rumors that Sergey intended to sell all of his stock in businesses held by Elon Musk. According to a WSJ report, Elon Musk reportedly apologized to Mr. Brin shortly after Sergey learned about his relationship with Shanahan. Even though Sergey agreed to apologize at the time, their friendship was never fully reestablished.