Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sánchez are engaged


Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his partner Lauren Sánchez are engaged. The billionaire is also the founder of space company Blue Origin, and was aboard a 2021 flight into space and back on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket.

Bezos and Sánchez, a former broadcast journalist, first went public with their relationship in 2019. Bezos and Sánchez have kept their relationship low profile, with details mostly private outside of being photographed at public events. In 2022, the couple spoke with CNN at their Washington DC home for their first joint sit-down interview where they talked about their philanthropic work, and giving away Bezos’s vast wealth to a variety of causes. Bezos described the Emmy award-winning journalist as “the most generous, most big-hearted person that you would ever meet,” and “an inspiration.”

Bezos was previously married to MacKenzie Scott for 25 years, with whom he shares three sons and one daughter. Sánchez was married to Hollywood agent Patrick Whitesell for 13 years before finalizing their divorce in 2019; she shares two children with Whitesell. Sánchez is also mom to son Nikko, whom she shares with former partner and retired NFL player Tony Gonzalez. No additional details about the couple’s pending wedding plans were immediately available.

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