Making things more complicated, Washington, where the couple resides, is a community property state, which means that all assets and debts accrued during the marriage are considered owned equally by both spouses unless there was a prenuptial agreement stating otherwise.
Although the founder, chairman, CEO, and president of Amazon is now listed as the most wealthy man in the world, Jeff Bezos is reportedly set to lose a huge fraction of his fortune due to his impending divorce from his wife of 25 years.
USA tabloid claims Jeff Bezos has been dating former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez since June WASHINGTON Hours after Jeff Bezos announced his divorce from his wife of 25 years MacKenzie came reports that the Amazon CEO has been involved with a former TV anchor for the past seven months.
The tech tycoon and his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie, announced the end of their marriage in a tweet Wednesday - right before Page Six revealed that Bezos is now dating Sanchez, the wife of Hollywood talent mogul Patrick Whitesell.
According to the National Enquirer, Bezos send his new paramour a pile of racy texts professing his love - and desire for hormone-charged hijinks.
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Meanwhile, Jeff and his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie, made it clear in their statement that they had been separated for a "long period".
Whitesell, Sanchez and Bezos were photographed together in 2016 while promoting the Amazon-distributed award-winner Manchester by the Sea, which starred Whitesell's client Michelle Williams. He is now worth $137 billion dollars, which includes 400,000 acres of property.
Sanchez, 49, also a helicopter pilot with her own aerial production firm, was hired to shoot aerial shots for Blue Origin, a private space company Bezos founded in 2000, the Post reported.
Bezos added: "We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other". Should she be granted these billions in the divorce, she would become the richest woman in the world.