Popular Business magnate and Investor, Elon Musk reportedly engaged in a brief affair with the wife of his old-time friend Sergey Brin, which spurred the Google co-founder to file for divorce from entrepreneur Nicole Shanahan earlier this year, according to sources.
The couple settled for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences” in a filing in the Superior Court of California in Santa Clara County in January. The filing says the couple separated on 15 December, 2021.
Mr Brin and Ms Shanahan were married in 2018.
The couple’s divorce marks a significant development in the life of one of the world’s wealthiest men, who continues to hold a controlling stake in Google after stepping away from the company’s daily operations in 2019.
The Tesla CEO is the world’s wealthiest person with an estimated fortune of $220bn. Mr Brin ranks as the world’s seventh wealthiest with $107bn, according to Forbes’ rankings.