Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez (pictured) enjoyed a romantic date night together – hours after it was reported that his ex-wife, MacKenzie Scott (not pictured), had filed for divorce from her second husband. The former Amazon CEO, 58, and his girlfriend-of-three-years, 52, seemed in good spirits as they left the lavish celebrity hotspot Nobu, in Malibu, California, on Wednesday evening.
Sanchez left little to imagination during the outing, as she donned a tiny, strapless, black dress; the revealing gown was covered in sparkling gems, and came to just above her thighs, showcasing her long legs. She paired the look with matching heels, a small black clutch and dark Aviator sunglasses. Bezos, for his part, looked dapper in a pair of dark jeans and a black polo shirt.
The couple chatted and giggled to one another as they made their way out of the expensive eatery hand-in-hand, smiling from ear to ear as they walked to their waiting car. At one point, Sanchez stopped and fix her shoe, as it appeared to slip off during their walk, while Bezos stopped and waited for her.
Nobu is a popular place among many A-list celebrities, including the Kardashians and Jenners, Justin and Hailey Bieber, Kanye West, George and Amal Clooney, Heidi Klum, Angelina Jolie, and the Beckhams, among others. The sushi restaurant offers a wide range of rolls and dishes including a lobster salad for $70, roasted king crab for $98, and a prime New York strip steak for $92.
The intimate evening comes just after news hit the web that Scott, 52, was splitting from her second husband, science teacher Dan Jewett. Bezos and Scott met while they were both working for D. E. Shaw in 1992. They married one year later, and welcomed four children together – before splitting in 2019 after it was reported that he was having an affair with Lauren.
Their romance was exposed by the National Enquirer in January 2019, and soon after, the businessman divorced from his wife-of-over-25-years and the mother of his four children. Sanchez was also married when her relationship to Bezos was outed, and it was her husband – co-CEO of Hollywood powerhouse agency WME, Patrick Whitesell, 56 – who reportedly introduced the two lovers in the first place.
Bezos and Scott finalized their divorce in April 2019, which was the same month that Sanchez and Whitesell also ended their marriage. Bezos – who is the third richest man in the world and has a net worth of $165 billion – and Sanchez then made their first public appearance together in May of that year, and have been happily in love ever since.
Months later, Scott announced that she had remarried – in March 2021 – through the website Giving Pledge, when she added Jewett’s name to her vow to donate the majority of their wealth to charity. At the time, the school teacher, 47, posted a note to the website regarding the pledge, in which he wrote, ‘I am married to one of the most generous and kind people I know – and joining her in a commitment to pass on an enormous financial wealth to serve others.’ The attorney who represented Scott in her 2019 divorce from Bezos declined to answer questions from the Times, and did not immediately respond to an inquiry from DailyMail.com on Wednesday afternoon. Pictured: MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett.
She has since removed all mention of him from the site, and the New York Times reported on Wednesday that she had filed for divorce in Washington State two days earlier. According to court records, a division of property will be ‘laid out in a separation contract’ that Scott and Jewett agree upon and Jewett did not contest the divorce.
Following her divorce from Bezos, Scott became one of the richest women in the world, with a four per cent stake in Amazon. Bloomberg’s real-time Billionaires Index ranked her as the 41st richest person in the world on Wednesday, with an estimated fortune of $27.8 billion. Since 2020, she has donated at least $12.8 billion to charity, according to a recent tally from the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Though Scott is widely recognized as one of the most generous philanthropists on the planet, she maintains a low public profile. Scott and Jewett have rarely been seen together, and he quietly resigned from his teaching job at a private high school in Washington last year, saying at the time that he did not want to create a distraction there.
Hours before their dinner date, Sanchez (pictured) was pictured touching down in LA on Bezos’ private jet. She dressed casually in a pair of jeans, a white crop top, and sneakers. She accessorized with the same shades she wore to Nobu and a baby pink and gold purse. She carried a folder – but it’s unclear what was inside of it.
Sanchez was escorted by an unidentified man, as she crossed the tarmac and got into a waiting SUV. Bezos owns two different luxury jets – both of which are worth hundreds of millions of dollars. According to Cheatsheet, he owns two Gulfstream G-650ERs, which together cost about $150 million.
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