No Walter White? Jeff Bezos’s ex MacKenzie Scott divorces chemistry teacher Dan Jewett year after marriage
KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON: The former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Mackenzie Scott filed for divorce from her current husband, Dan Jewett, on Monday, September 26. The marriage between the Scott and Jewett garnered public attention after she split with Bezos, one of the world's richest men.
The couple got married in a secret ceremony in March 2021. Scott filed a petition for divorce in the King County Superior Court in Washington State. The marital problem is said to have begun when Jewett's name suddenly disappeared from Scott’s philanthropic pledges.
According to Page Six, on the site for the Giving Pledge, where billionaires promise to give away half of their fortune before they die, Jewett's letter no longer appears with hers. Even her Amazon bio no longer carries his name. As per The New York Times, the divorce papers indicate any division of property is laid out in a separation contract, agreed to by the couple and it will not be made public. Furthermore, both still live in King County.
The marriage between Jewett and Scott also gained popularity for their philanthropic activities and pledges. Jewett has also publicly promised to join her in donating their enormous fortune to good causes. However, in recent times, there were signs that their partnership was no more. According to The New York Times, grateful nonprofits that had received grants from Scott and Jewett thanked them both. However, recently the recipients started thanking her alone.
Jewett's name also vanished from almost all endeavors of Scott. On the official site of Giving Pledge, where billionaires promise to give away half of their wealth before they die, his letter no longer appeared along with hers. Scott, who is also a novelist, deleted Jewett from her author bio on Amazon. Scott gained immense popularity after giving a huge amount of wealth for philanthropic activities.
After her divorce from Jeff, Scott assembled a team of advisers and began contributing multimillion-dollar donations to nonprofit groups that totaled more than $12 billion in just three years. Jewett taught science at the Lakeside School, the prestigious Seattle private school attended by Scott and Bezos' children, where he was popular among students and teachers. The duo's marriage according to the court documents produced enormous news coverage. This was much beyond the expectations. According to The New York Times, reporters even appeared on the Lakeside campus. Though he finished the term there, Jewett felt his presence on campus was a distraction.