Sergey Brin, Google’s co-founder, divorced his wife Jan. After learning about her affair with Elon Musk. Musk then reportedly fell to his knees and asked his friend for forgiveness.
According to sources close to the matter, Brin admitted that he had made an apology at the party, but the tech moguls have not yet spoken.
The Journal reported that Musk had an affair with Nicole Shanahan, Brin’s wife. It was reported that it began at Art Basel in Miami in December 2021. However, they had difficulties with COVID-19 care for their toddler daughter.
According to court documents, Brin filed for divorce in January citing “irreconcilable differing,” according to court records. Sources claimed that Brin’s relationship with Musk was strained over the months. Brin ordered his financial advisors to sell Musk’s investments. Brin also invested $500,000 in Tesla in 2008.
Sergey and I want to be able to continue our journey with dignity, honesty, and harmony for the sake and well-being of our children. We are both working towards it,” Shanahan said to Puck earlier in the month.
After Musk split with Grimes, the alleged affair occurred. They have two children together, including a surrogate daughter born in the same month as the affair. Insider Julia Black reported that Musk had quietly had twins in November 2021 with Shivon Zilis (one of his top executives).
Musk denied the affair Sunday in a series of tweets.
This is complete BS. Sergey and I are friends. We went to a party last night together!” Musk wrote. Both times, with many other people. There is nothing romantic.”
Musk followed up with a tweet: “Haven’t even had sexual relations in years (sigh).
The news of the reported affair comes as Musk faces a series of public professional challenges. This includes a contentious legal battle against Twitter after Musk pulled out of his $44 billion deal to buy the social media platform.