Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend Lauren Sanchez channels casual monochrome chic for dinner with her two sons at a trendy Japanese restaurant in New York
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend Lauren Sanchez looked cool and casual as she enjoyed dinner with her two sons Nikko Gonzalez and Evan Whitesell in New York last night.
The American actress and news anchor, 49, sported chic wide-leg white trousers with a plunging black tank top, and completed her look with tan wedges.
She and recent divorcee Bezos officially went public with their relationship on July 14 when they attended the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final together – bagging seats just three rows behind Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.
Their loved-up display at the All England Tennis Club came seven months after the philandering spouses were exposed by The National Enquirer.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s girlfriend Lauren Sanchez looked cool and casual as she enjoyed dinner with her sons Nikko Gonzalez and Evan Whitesell in New York last night
The American actress and news anchor, pictured with her youngest son Evan, 13, wore chic wide-leg white trousers with a plunging black tank top, completing her look with tan wedges
Bezos, 55, who is the world’s richest man, and his ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos finalized their divorce on July 5 to the tune of a $38-billion settlement, Bloomberg News reported.
Lauren, shares son Evan Whitesell, 13, and daughter Eleanor Patricia Whitesell, 11, with ex-husband Patrick Whitesell, a Hollywood agent and founding partner of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.
Her eldest son Nikko Gonzalez, 18, who joined his mother and younger brother for dinner, is from her relationship with former NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez.
The trio dined at Ninja, a high-end Japanese restaurant on Hudson Street which serves traditional dishes in an original setting designed to resemble a Ninja village.
Lauren was joined by her eldest son Nikko Gonzalez, 18, who is from her relationship with former NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez
Both Bezos and Sanchez said their marriages were over before the affair came to light but have never specified exactly when it started.
Taking about Lauren and Bezos’ affectionate display at Wimbledon, a friend of the couple told Page Six: ‘They weren’t trying to upstage anyone, they were just happy to be together — as Jeff made uncomfortably clear when he couldn’t keep his hands off Lauren.
A friend of the couple told The Post that Jeff and Lauren feel like ‘a ton of bricks has been lifted off their shoulders’.
A friend of Lauren’s also claimed: ‘Jeff and Lauren are just so happy and they want the world to know. They feel free now.’
Lauren and Bezos officially went public with their relationship by attending the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final together on July 14
Bezos’ divorce from ex-wife MacKenzie (seen together left in 2018) was finalized on July 5; Sanchez filed for divorce from Patrick Whitesell (seen together right in 2012) in April
Tennis has been a big part of Lauren’s life, as her estranged brother Michael still plays competitively and her estranged husband Patrick Whitesell owns the company that represents Djokovic.
Earlier this week we reported Bezos’ 27,000-square-foot home in the heart of Washington DC’s most exclusive neighborhood will be made up of two adjoining mansions converted into one single sprawling family estate.
The stunning brown-brick house in Kalorama, which cost the Amazon founder $23 million in 2016, is the largest private home in the city and will see Bezos calling the Obamas and the Kushner-Trumps his neighbors.
Bezos reportedly spent $12 million to renovate the homes and the surrounding property but on completion it will boast 25 bathrooms, 11 bedrooms, five living rooms, two kitchens, two libraries, two workouts, two elevators, and even a ballroom, according to planning requests.
The couple put on a very affectionate display, seated in the Royal Box three rows behind the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Whitesell (left), is said to be supportive of Sanchez (center) and did not want people criticizing her when news of her relationship with Bezos (right) emerged
The mansion was already the biggest home in Washington before he began a $12 million renovation and expansion – which Bezos will use as base for his increased presence in the capitol going forward.
Under their divorce agreement MacKenzie, 49, will receive approximately 19.7 million Amazon.com shares, giving her a four per cent stake in the company valued at $38.3 billion, and landing her at 22nd on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the news service said.
A judge in Washington state’s King County finalized the divorce. Bezos, 55, will retain a 12 per cent stake and remain the world’s richest man.
MacKenzie Bezos, a novelist, has said she would give all of her stake in The Washington Post and the space exploration firm Blue Origin to her husband as well as voting control of her remaining Amazon stock.
She has also promised to donate half her fortune to charity, joining the ranks of the world’s ultra-wealthy philanthropists as a signatory of the Giving Pledge.