On Jan. 9, the richest man in the world revealed the shocking news that he and his wife of 25 years, Mackenzie Bezos, were getting a divorce. But now, as reported via a bombshell expose from National Enquirer, did the Amazon founder’s marriage fall apart in the aftermath of an eight-month affair between Jeff and the wife of another high-powered Hollywood mogul?

During a four-month investigation, Jeff was seen canoodling with Lauren Sanchez, a former Extra personality, and wife of the extremely powerful talent agent Patrick Whitesell. The alleged couple has seemingly linked up any time they could find a second away from their spouses, including exotic trips on his $65 million private jet, secret meetings at private estates, romantic hikes, swanky dinners, and breathtaking helicopter rides.

The billionaire also sent Lauren sexually explicit text messages, many of which will be published in the upcoming exposé — the Enquirer reports that Jeff and Lauren’s spouses only recently became aware of the fling.

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Jeff Bezos with Patrick Whitesell and Lauren Sanchez in 2016

Jeff announced the sad news that he and MacKenzie were ending their 25-year marriage earlier that same day, writing, “We want to make people aware of a development in our lives. 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.”

“We’ve had such a great life together as a married couple, and we also see wonderful futures ahead, as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects, and as individuals pursuing ventures and adventures,” he continued. Only time will tell how this stunning news will affect the divorce proceedings.

For more shocking photos of the pair and all the details about the largest investigation in Enquirer history, pick up a copy of a special edition of the magazine, on newsstands around the country on Thursday and Friday.

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