“Lauren has a very bubbly persona and likes to have enjoyable and exit,” a supply explains of the previous information anchor turned helicopter pilot. “She’s very social — at all times has been and at all times can be. She’s the sort of one that at 49 will nonetheless seize a bunch of girlfriends and helicopter to the desert for a weekend at Coachella.”
“On the face of it, she looks like the polar reverse of Bezos, however perhaps that’s why he was so drawn to her,” the insider provides. “She’s not an uncanny potential to make individuals do something — she’s very persuasive — each deliberately and unintentionally.”
Information of the 55-year-old Amazon CEO’s romance with Sanchez turned public shortly after Bezos introduced his divorce from his 48-year-old spouse of 25 years, MacKenzie, on Wednesday. The couple has 4 kids, three sons and a daughter.
Sanchez can also be divorcing her husband, Hollywood agent Patrick Whitesell, PEOPLE confirmed. The 2 have been married for 13 years and share two kids collectively. She additionally has a son from a earlier relationship.
Simply days earlier than saying his divorce, Bezos was noticed chatting with Sanchez and Whitesell, 53, at Amazon’s Golden Globes occasion after the awards present, a partygoer advised PEOPLE.
“Jeff was in nice spirits and having a lot of enjoyable,” the supply mentioned of the billionaire. “He had a crowd of individuals round him. Lauren was there however wasn’t with Jeff on a regular basis. Her husband was there, too.”
Since then, Bezos has been retaining out of the general public eye and hasn’t been noticed round his household dwelling in Seattle.
A unique supply advised PEOPLE on Friday how the daddy of 4 was dealing with the fallout of his divorce. “When Jeff Bezos went to mattress Sunday night time, he had no thought what kind of week he was going to have,” the supply mentioned.
Shortly after Bezos introduced his divorce, the Nationwide Enquirer printed a months-long investigation into him and his relationship with Sanchez, alleging the 2 had traveled to “unique locations on his $65 million non-public jet.”
Bezos is the richest man on the planet with an estimated web value of $137 billion. Included in his fortune are a multi-million greenback actual property portfolio, varied charitable presents and foundations and about 16 % of Amazon’s inventory, all of which is able to probably must be divvied up — in half, if he and MacKenzie didn’t have a prenuptial settlement.
The 2 introduced they had been separating however had determined to proceed their “shared lives as buddies.”
“We really feel extremely fortunate to have discovered one another and deeply grateful for each one of many years now we have been married to one another. If we had identified we’d separate after 25 years, we’d do all of it once more,” they added within the assertion.