Elon Musk denies reports of his relationship with the wife of the co-founder of Google

Elon Musk had a brief affair last fall with the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal published on Sunday. The magazine reported that the affair led to Brin’s divorce from Nicole Shanahan earlier this year, and it ended the close friendship between Musk and Brin. But Musk denied the report, calling it a “successful piece”.

Brian and Shanahan separated but were still living together at the time of their relationship in December, a person close to her told the newspaper. The newspaper reported that Brin, who married Shanahan in 2018, filed for divorce in January, citing “irreconcilable differences,” several weeks after she became aware of the case.

Refused to hold the magazine Report in a tweetdescribing it as “total BA.”

“Sergey and I are friends and we were at a party together last night!” Musk tweeted. “I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with so many other people. Nothing romantic.”

In response to a comment on Twitter, Then Musk tweeted: “You haven’t had sex even in ages (sigh).”

Musk and Brin have long been friends, with Musk reportedly often sleeping at Brin’s Silicon Valley home. Brin, who is valued at $95 billion, has made numerous investments in Tesla since the company was founded in 2003. Along with his Google co-founder Larry Page, Brin contributed to a $40 million funding round in 2006. When Tesla was facing A cash crunch In 2008, Musk sent pleas to several friends for investment, according to Ashley Vance in his 2015 autobiography on Musk. Brin invested $500,000.

The magazine reported that Musk apologized to Brin at a party earlier this year, but Brin, although apologizing, did not speak regularly with Musk.

Musk, in a subsequent tweet, called the article “Tesla’s success piece.”

The news of the alleged relationship comes at a turbulent time for the Tesla and SpaceX founder and CEO, who is also the richest person on the planet. earlier this month, Twitter sued Musk To complete the social media platform’s proposed $44 billion purchase after Twitter notified it had terminated the company’s purchase agreement.

At about the same time, it was revealed that Musk and one of his top executives She secretly had twins In November. Musk also fought allegations that SpaceX paid the host $250,000 to settle allegations that the billionaire revealed himself to her during the flight.

Musk did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Neither Brin nor Shanahan, who runs a foundation focused on reproductive justice, could immediately be reached for comment.

Update, 8:27PM PT: Musk’s denial adds to the magazine’s report.

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