AceShowbiz - Is this purely coincidental or on purpose? Just one day after Jeff Bezos and ex-wife MacKenzie finalized their divorce, Lauren Sanchez filed for divorce from her husband, talent agent Patrick Whiteshell, on Friday, April 5 in Los Angeles. Patrick also filed his papers at the same time to officially end their 13 years of marriage.
According to documents obtained by The Blast, both Lauren and Patrick are seeking joint custody of their children, Evan and Ella, and neither is asking for child support. The former couple's split reportedly was incredibly amicable, with a source alleging to TMZ that Laura Wasser mediated the divorce and all the issued were settled quickly. Despite that, it remains unclear how they will split their assets.
This report is surely interesting, considering the fact that Jeff and MacKenzie just announced that they had finalized their divorce. In a tweet announcing the divorce settlement, the latter revealed that Jeff would keep 75 percent of their Amazon stock and all of their ownership of The Washington Post and the Blue Origin Space company. Additionally, he will have "sole voting authority" over her Amazon shares.
Meanwhile, MacKenzie will own roughly 4 percent of Amazon, a stake that was worth almost $36 billion on Thursday, April 4. That means, she will be the fourth richest woman in the world, just behind L'Oreal heiress Francoise Bettercourt Meyers ($54 billion), Alice Walton ($44 billion) and Jacqueline Badger Mars ($37 billion).
Jeff and MacKenzie announced their split earlier this year, shortly before news of his affair with Lauren hit the web. The National Enquirer later published a series of text messages and racy photos which were shared between the billionaire and the former news anchor, with Jeff later accusing the publication of threatening him unless he stopped investigating how the Enquirer obtained his private messages.