• Jeff Bezos' rumored girlfriend Lauren Sanchez files for divorce

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    LOS ANGELES - Former TV journalist Lauren Sanchez has filed for divorce from her husband of 14 years, talent agent and WME CEO Patrick Whitesell.

    The Blast reported the filing was made in Los Angeles days after her rumored boyfriend, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, finalized his divorce from MacKenzie Bezos.

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    The Associated Press reported that Whitesell also filed for divorce and the two are seeking joint custody of their two children. According to unnamed sources to The Blast, the split is amicable.

    Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos finalized their divorce Thursday, with MacKenzie Bezos giving Jeff Bezos full voting control of her Amazon shares and 75% of their Amazon stock. They announced they were divorcing in January.

    Reports emerged at the time of the Bezos’ divorce announcement that Sanchez and Bezos were having an affair. Jeff Bezos accused the publisher of the National Enquirer of threatening to publish explicit photos of him unless he stopped looking into how the tabloid got private text messages. The messages allegedly proved he and Sanchez were having an affair. It was also reported that Whitesell was a close friend of Jeff Bezos.

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