No Walter White? Jeff Bezos’s ex MacKenzie Scott divorces chemistry teacher Dan Jewett year after marriage

No Walter White? Jeff Bezos’s ex MacKenzie Scott divorces chemistry teacher Dan Jewett year after marriage
MacKenzie Scott filed for divorce from Dan Jewett (L) three years after her split with Jeff Bezos (The Giving Pledge, Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for WIRED25)

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.

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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.

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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. 

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Jeff Bezos (L) and MacKenzie Bezos attend the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
Mackenzie Scott (R) with her former husband, Jeff Bezos (Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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(L-R) CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos and  writer MacKenzie Bezos attend the Amazon Studios Oscar Celebration at Delilah on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.
Jeff Bezos and writer MacKenzie Bezos (Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

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.

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