There is no other way to put this. Sergey Brin filed for divorce after he found out that Elon Musk was Googling his wife.
The co-founder of Google and the Tesla CEO used to be pretty close friends. Musk admitted that for years he regularly crashed at Brin’s Silicon Valley home, so it’s not like he met Brin’s wife at a search bar. Tesla, it is said, was held together with a $500,000 loan by Brin during the 2008 financial crash caused by 30+ years of a Democratic Party scheme manipulating the housing market.
On Sunday, friends of the two told The Wall Street Journal that Musk’s uploading and downloading with Nicole Shanahan was what pushed the tech tyrant billionaire to file for divorce back in January.
It’s not yet clear how long the I/O relationship with Brin’s wife lasted, but apparently, it happened the same month that Musk got a baby girl through a surrogate. He also has two children with his ex-girlfriend Grimes, the Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. It was also a month after he quietly and secretly welcomed twins with a former executive from one of his companies. Musk began dating his current girlfriend Natasha Bassett in February. He’s been busy.
Brin and his wife had been separated, but they were still living together at the time when the affair with Musk happened in December. Brin filed for divorce in January, citing irreconcilable differences, probably because she was browsing in another network.
It doesn’t matter how much you Like or Dislike Musk or Brin, the SpaceX guy broke the code. You don’t go checking out your friend’s wife’s Wi-Fi, separated or not. You just don’t do that even if you are the world’s richest man.
Once Brin, 48, the 7th richest man in the world worth an estimated $93 billion, lost his connection to Musk, he gave the order to get rid of his investments in Musk’s companies as the tensions between the two were growing, according to the Journal.
Musk, who is worth $253 billion, after the loan, had honored Brin by giving him one of Tesla’s first all-electric SUVs.
The Tesla CEO at 51 is a divorcee, and has fathered 10 children. His first child died of sudden-infant-death syndrome (SIDS) in 2002. Five of his children were born from Mus’s ex-wife, Justine Wilson, three were fathered with Grimes, and one by surrogate. The twins, it was confirmed, came from an executive at his brain chip company, Neuralink.
When the divorce papers were filed in January, Nicole, a Stanford-educated lawyer and president of the firm Bio-Echa and a research fellow at CodeX, the Stanford Center of Legal Informatics, said, “I hope for Sergey and I to move forward with dignity, honesty and harmony for the sake of our child.”