Jeff Bezos allegedly cheated on wife MacKenzie, sent racy texts and nude pics to mistress months before separation
The emergence of the texts could mean that the divorce proceedings between the couple could be further complicated
While Jeff Bezos' statement on Twitter announcing his intent to divorce his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos, seemed to indicate that the pair were separating on amicable terms, texts making the rounds of the internet seem to indicate the Amazon CEO was cheating on his wife.
A day after the statement, it was reported that Bezos was already seeing Lauren Sanchez, a former host of Fox's 'So You Think You Can Dance' and the wife of A-list Hollywood talent mogul Patrick Whitesell.
While sources close to Bezos claim he started dating Sanchez "in the fall" after the billionaire and his wife separated last year and that MacKenzie was aware of her husband's new relationship — he was seen with Sanchez at the Golden Globes — evidence seems to indicate their fling dates from further back.
According to Page Six, Bezos had been dating Sanchez for at least eight months, and the outlet also cited the National Enquirer to report that he sent racy texts and sexually-explicit images of himself to Sanchez as far back as May.
This was well before his separation from MacKenzie, considering the multi-billionaire couple was spotted celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary in Miami this past September.
Having reportedly met Sanchez during a party at her and Whitesell's home where they were celebrating the 2016 release of Amazon-distributed movie 'Manchester by the Sea,' their fling is said to have quickly escalated to a point where the billionaire sent her saucy sexts and several shirtless and nude images of himself, including one that was just a snap of his privates.
"I love you, alive girl. I will show you with my body, and my lips and my eyes, very soon," was one of the messages he apparently sent, while another from May read, "I want to smell you, I want to breathe you in. I want to hold you tight.… I want to kiss your lips…. I love you. I am in love with you."
Page Six reported that three weeks after the latter message, Bezos sent one to Sanchez where he wrote, "You know what I want? I want to get a little drunk with you tonight. Not falling down. Just a little drunk. I want to talk to you and plan with you. Listen and laugh. I basically WANT TO BE WITH YOU!!! Then I want to fall asleep with you and wake up tomorrow and read the paper with you and have coffee with you."
He even sent messages that could pass off as poems! "I love everything about you. I love that your last pic takes me completely out of my head. I am crazy about you," he crooned. "All of you. I need to smell and touch you. I want to hold you. I know you’re right for me. I know we fit. I like it when you’re strong, and I like it when you’re vulnerable. Everything. The only thing I don’t like is not being with you. All of this is just straight from my heart. I love everything about you."
MacKenzie is said to have grown suspicious about her husband's affair after coming across a flight manifest of her husband's private jet and noticing that Sanchez was the only other passenger, but he diffused the situation by telling her it was only for a work-related matter.
Divorce proceedings are not officially underway and the emergence of these texts could complicate matters between the couple who said in the statement they would remain "cherished friends." Because MacKenzie married Bezos before the founding of the company and because they don't have a prenup, the divorce could see her pocket as much as $69 billion from the Amazon CEO's $150 billion fortune.