In a discreet and relatively hushed manner, Google co-founder Sergey Brin has officially concluded his divorce from Nicole Shanahan, an accomplished lawyer and entrepreneur. The divorce’s underlying drama involves allegations of an affair between Shanahan and the renowned billionaire, Elon Musk, as reported by Page Six.
According to court documents, the divorce was quietly confirmed on May 26, 2023, with the former couple now slated to share legal and physical custody of their 4-year-old daughter.
While Shanahan did not contest the divorce itself, she did petition the court for spousal support, as indicated in the court papers. Other aspects of the separation, including the division of assets and legal fees, were resolved through confidential arbitration.
The timeline of this tumultuous relationship dates back to 2015 when Brin and Shanahan first began dating, coincidentally the same year Brin finalized his divorce from his first wife, Anne Wojcicki. They eventually tied the knot in 2018, but their union faced turbulence and ultimately dissolved in 2021. Following their separation, Brin initiated divorce proceedings in 2022, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Notably, rumors of an alleged affair between Nicole Shanahan and Elon Musk began circulating during this period. According to the New York Post, Brin filed for divorce approximately a month after these allegations emerged, despite having been friends with Musk for several years. Both Musk and Shanahan vehemently denied any romantic involvement.
In response to reports, Musk clarified his stance, stating, “Sergey and I are friends and were at a party together last night. I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with many other people around. Nothing romantic,” in a statement dated July 25, 2022.
Shanahan, meanwhile, expressed her distress over the scandal, describing it as “utterly debilitating.” She maintained that her relationship with Musk had never crossed the boundaries of friendship and denied any romantic involvement. “Did Elon and I have sex, like it was a moment of passion, and then it was over? No. Did we have a romantic relationship? No. We didn’t have an affair,” she asserted in July.
However, the Wall Street Journal, which initially reported the allegations, stood by its story, asserting confidence in its sources and reporting.
Sergey Brin, a 50-year-old tech magnate, holds the esteemed position of being the ninth richest individual globally, boasting a staggering net worth of $118 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. On the other hand, Nicole Shanahan, 34, is a California-based attorney, and her Linkedin profile identifies her as the founder and president of the Bia-Echo Foundation.
While this chapter of Sergey Brin’s personal life has reached its conclusion, the lingering whispers of a controversial affair with Elon Musk continue to captivate the public’s curiosity and the media’s attention.
Sources By Agencies