Elon Musk denies having an affair with the Google co-founder’s wife

Elon Musk has denied rumors of an affair with Nicole Shanahan, wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

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The couple, who married in 2018, split last December and Sergey Brin filed for divorce in January, but according to Elon Musk, he himself has nothing to do with the story.

This Sunday (July 24 22), the Wall Street Journal reported that the Tesla boss had “a brief fling” with Nicole Shanahan last year. The alleged relationship would have ended the “long friendship of the tech billionaires”.


Nicole Shanahan and Sergey Brin in November 2020.

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Nicole Shanahan and Sergey Brin in November 2020.

The next day, Elon Musk responded on Twitter to dismantle this rumor.

“This is pure bullshit. Sergey and I are friends and we went to a party together last night! I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with lots of other people around me. Nothing romantic,” he wrote.

In other tweets, the SpaceX boss criticized journalists for not contacting him before their article was published.

“The WSJ has published so many incriminating articles about me and Tesla that I’ve lost count! Frankly, they’re embarrassed. Once they wrote an article saying the FBI was going to arrest me, so I called the FBI to ask what was going on and they said the WSJ article was completely bogus,” the 51-year-old continued Businessman who gets down to business: The WSJ is said to have high journalistic standards and is currently well below the tabloids. The WSJ should publish stories that really matter to its readers and have a solid factual basis, not random hearsay from third parties.”

Elon Musk was married to Justine Wilson from 2000 to 2008 and to Talulah Riley twice from 2010 to 2012 and twice from 2013 to 2016.

More recently, the father of 10 has been in a relationship with singer-songwriter Grimes, with whom he is split.

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