Decidedly, the stories of the heart (or rather of bedtimes) of Elon Musk have been talking a lot lately. A few weeks ago, we learned that the billionaire had had a relationship with Amber Heard, the ex of Johnny Depp who lost his defamation lawsuit against the actor. At the end of the year, when he had just welcomed a child with Grimes, his partner at the time, he was also accused of having had two children a few months before in secret with Shivon Zilis, director of his start-up. up Neuralink.
“A brief affair“
This Monday, July 25, 2022, another story is making the headlines in the American press! Indeed, The Wall Street Journal, far from being considered a rag, claimed that whoever withdrew his offer to buy Twitter had had an affair with Nicole Shanahanhis friend’s wife Sergey Brinco-founder of Google.
The newspaper refers to a “brief affair“between Elon Musk and his friend’s wife in December 2021, during the Art Basel event in Miami. Nicole Shanahan was going through a complicated time with her husband, but the couple were still married. It is for this reason that Sergey Brin reportedly filed for divorce in January 2022.
A destroyed friendship
The two men had been friends for many years. The newspaper recalls that Elon Musk slept regularly at the home of Sergey Brin in Silicon Valley. The Google co-founder also helped his friend by making a $500,000 investment in 2008 as Tesla tried to solve production problems.
On learning of the affair of the boss of the electric car brand and his wife, Sergey Brin would have ordered his financial advisers to sell his personal investments in the companies of his ex-friend. According to the American media, Elon Musk even knelt down in front of him to ask for forgiveness.
The businessman, who forced his Tesla employees to stop teleworking, quickly took to Twitter to deny this information.