Why Lauren Sanchez and Jeff Bezos compare their family to the 'Brady Bunch'
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Jeff Bezos reportedly put a ring on Lauren Sánchez’s finger in the third week of May. The Amazon boss and Sánchez, 53, have been together for years and apparently share a great bond. However, that’s not all. The two have also reportedly put in the effort to get their families together as well.
The Emmy-winning TV host–turned–helicopter pilot is a mother of three. She had a son named Nikko Gonzalez with ex Tony Gonzalez. Besides him, she also had two more children – a 15-year-old daughter Eleanor Patricia Whitesell and a 16-year-old son Evan Whitesell with her former husband Patrick Whitesell. Bezos has four children, which includes an adopted daughter as well. The entrepreneur shares three boys with his ex-wife MacKenzie Scott. The formerly married couple had also adopted a girl when they were together.
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‘We are the Brady Bunch’
Earlier this year, Sánchez told The Wall Street Journal, “On a typical Saturday, we hang out, we have dinner with the kids, which is always fun because you never know where the conversation is going to go with this many kids. We are the Brady Bunch!”
But Sanchez also credited her ex Tony Gonzalez for achieving her 'happy' blended family goal. She shared, as per E! Online, “My greatest example is the relationship I have with my eldest son's father, Tony. Tony and his wife [October "Tobie" Gonzalez] are my best friends. Tony and Tobie were at Thanksgiving with us [this year]. I'm so proud of it. My son looks at me, and he's like, ‘I'm the luckiest boy in the world because I can have Thanksgiving with both my parents and they don't have to be married.’”
Sánchez also noted, “I learned how to co-parent with him, so I have more experience than Jeff might have,” before adding achieving cordial co-parenting “took about five years, but we always communicated. I'm not saying that being best friends with your ex is the end-all-be-all. But you do need to be able to communicate.”
‘We love to be together and we love to work together’
Explaining her equation with Bezos, Sánchez stated that the key is working together. She said, “It's the greatest experience I've ever had. I've always had a career very separate from my partner. We love to be together and we love to work together. He's helping me with the book. He's getting his pilot's license. We fly together. We work out together. We're together all the time.”
Bezos also credits Sanchez for her "big heart" which undoubtedly helped in making their home a welcoming place for all of their children. He reportedly once said, “Lauren is the most generous, most big-hearted person that you would ever meet. She is an inspiration in that way at every level. She is generous with somebody she just meets, she's generous with every person and she's generous in the large too.”