Jeff Bezos is man not lacking for money.
Or confidence, based on a startling new report.
Simply put, the Amazon CEO allegedly sent naked photos of himself to his mistress last year.
On Wednesday morning, Bezos confirmed to the world that he and his wife, MacKenzie, were divorcing after 25 years of marriage.
It was your basic announcement, coupled with your basic statement that read as follows:
As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends.
Simple enough, right?
But the split has become far more complicated and seemingly sordid as certain details have been made public.
For example, Bezos is accused of starting an affair last spring with Lauren Sanchez (a former morning show anchor and So You Think You Can Dance host), the wife of A-list Hollywood talent agency mogul Patrick Whitesell.
The mega billionaire, his soon-to-be-ex, Sanchez and Whitesell were all friends for about a decade before this rumor started to make the round.
It’s believed that Whitesell and Sanchez were separated when this romantic entangelement bega, but it’s not clear whether the same status applies to Bezos and MacKenzie.
Earlier on Thursday, meanwhile, racy text messages Bezos supposedly sent to Sanchez were published by The National Enquirer.
We cannot confirm their validity, but they read as follows…
I love you, alive girl. I will show you with my body, and my lips and my eyes, very soon. – Sent in April 2018.
I want to smell you, I want to breathe you in. I want to hold you tight. …I want to kiss your lips….I love you. I am in love with you. – Sent in May 2018.
Now, the Enquirer has gone ahead and taken its investigation into this affair one step further:
The publication has claimed that Bezos sent Sanchez photos of his penis, although it did not print these photos; nor any of the alleged snapshots he also sent of himself shirtless.
However, the tabloid writes that they really do exist and says that one half-naked picture was texted to Sanchez on June 1, 2018.
Inlcuded with it was a caption that read:
You know what I want? I want to get a little drunk with you tonight. Not falling down. Just a little drunk. I want to talk to you and plan with you. Listen and laugh …
I basically WANT TO BE WITH YOU!!! Then I want to fall asleep with you and wake up tomorrow and read the paper with you and have coffee with you.
That’s more hilarious and sort of sweet than lewd, isn’t it?
He wants to just get a “little” drunk and basically cuddle with Sanchez for awhile?!? AWWWW, Jeff!
In a reply to the Enquirer, Bezos’ attorney said he “supports journalistic efforts and does not intend to discourage reporting about him.”
Bezos, of course, owns The Washington Post.
He has not commented beyond his initial statement about his divorce, nor has MacKenzie nor has Sanchez.
Neither has Whitesell, but an insider told Us Weekly:
“Patrick was totally blindsided. He had no idea how serious the affair was or how long it was going on for. Patrick had no idea she was having an affair with Jeff.”
It’s also unknown at this point whether Bezos’ alleged affair will impact his divorce settlement.
The CEO is worth over $137 billion, making him the richest person in the world.
He does not have a prenuptial agreement.
So even though MacKenzie is likely hurting a lot right now over these reports, she’ll at least have billions and billions of reasons to feel a little better in the near future.