Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been found having a brief affair with the wife of his best friend, Google co-founder Sergey Brin, reports the Wall Street Journal.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a long-standing friendship between Musk, the world’s richest man, and Bryn, the eighth richest person, is said to have been broken because of their mismatch.
Brin sought a divorce on the grounds of “irreconcilable differences,” according to a filing filed in January with his wife, Nicole Shanahan, in court in Santa Clara County, California.
The divorce case was filed weeks after Brin learned about Musk and his wife’s brief meeting, officials familiar with the matter told the WSJ.
Musk and Shanahan’s affair took place in early December last year, just before the Brin separated, the officials said.
It is known that Brin and Shanahan have had difficulties in their marriage since the fall of last year due to the lockdown measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the problem of raising their 3-year-old daughter.
Meanwhile, Musk and Shanahan met at an Art Basel event in Miami in early December and had an affair, sources said.
A source familiar with the matter said that at a party earlier this year, Musk knelt in front of Brin and apologized for the affair and asked for forgiveness.
Brin accepted the apology, but sources say Musk no longer talks regularly.
The news of the affair comes as Musk has been embroiled in a series of sexual scandals in recent years.
In May, the US economic media Business Insider reported that Musk molested a female flight attendant on a SpaceX jet in 2016, and the fact that Musk had twins through a secret affair with a female executive in her 30s at Neuralink was also reported on the 6th. has been revealed.