Jeff Bezos Has Reportedly 'Secretly Been Seeing' Former News Anchor Lauren Sanchez

The report surfaced Wednesday, shortly after Bezos announced his divorce from MacKenzie Bezos.

Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez

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Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez

Jeff Bezos' personal life continues to nab headlines.

Just hours after announcing his divorce from MacKenzie Bezos—his wife of 25 years—the Amazon founder/CEO was hit with affair allegations involving former news anchor and TV host Lauren Sanchez. Sources tell Page Six that Bezos "has secretly been seeing Sanchez" for at least several months. 

The two reportedly met years ago through Sanchez's husband Patrick Whitesell, a talent agent and co-CEO of William Morris Endeavor. After becoming friends, Bezos hired Sanchez to work on a project for his aerospace company, Blue Origin. However, insiders say their relationship eventually went from professional to romantic. The couple reportedly became closer over the fall, after Sanchez officially called it quits with her husband. 

"Patrick and Lauren Sanchez have been separated for a while," a source told Page Six. "Their marriage has been off and on for a while, and they tried hard to fix things, but in the fall they officially separated. She had told Patrick that she has been recently seeing Jeff Bezos."

According to Page Six, some are convinced that Bezos announced his divorce on social media Wednesday because he believed photos of himself and Sanchez would soon surface. It's unclear what kind of photos the sources are referencing.

"We want to make people aware of a development in our lives. As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends," the Amazon boss wrote in a public letter also credited to MacKenzie. "If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again."

Bezos, Sanchez, and Amazon have yet to publicly address the allegations.

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