Curated By: Business Desk
Last Updated: September 18, 2023, 12:06 IST
In a recent twist of events, reports have emerged suggesting that Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, had an alleged affair with Nicole Shanahan, the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin. The latest developments reveal that the divorce proceedings between Sergey and Nicole have now reached their conclusion, with court documents indicating that the divorce was officially finalized on May 26. The divorce stemmed from allegations of Nicole’s involvement in a romantic relationship with Elon Musk.
According to court papers, Nicole chose not to contest the divorce and requested spousal support. The couple also settled lawyer fees and division of assets in confidential arbitration. Sergey and Nicole began dating each other in 2015. In the same year, Brin finalized his divorce with his first wife, Anne Wojcicki. The couple, after three years of dating, got married in 2018. Later in the year 2021, the couple started living separately. Brin, in the year 2022, filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences”.
As per the New York Post, the Google co-founder stepped in with the decision to file for divorce over his wife’s affair with Elon Musk. Both had been friends for years and denied the reports of their affair. On July 25, 2002, Musk cleared the air and wrote on X, “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.”
Meanwhile, Nicole claimed, “Did Elon and I have sex like it was a moment of passion, and then it was over? No. Did we have a romantic relationship? No. We didn’t have an affair.”
Despite the duo refuting the claims being made around their love life, the Wall Street Journal which had earlier published an article titled “Elon Musk’s Friendship With Sergey Brin Ruptured by Alleged Affair” remained confident in its sourcing and said, “We stand by our reporting.”
Notably, Brin and Musk used to be close friends and Musk has once revealed that he used to ‘regularly crash’ at former’s home for several years. Brin had also helped Musk with approximately $500,000 for Tesla in 2008 when the billionaire’s company was struggling to boost production.