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Amazon boss love split ‘follows fling with Fox TV star’

‘Hotel trysts’:
Lauren Sanchez
has allegedly
been seeing
the world’s
richest man
for months

AMAZON founder Jeff Bezos has been having an affair with a married former Fox TV presenter, it has been claimed.

The world’s richest man, who has announced he and wife MacKenzie are to divorce, has allegedly been seeing Lauren Sanchez, 49, for eight months.

A source close to the billionaire, 54, said he had already separated from MacKenzie, 48, when the fling began.

‘Smitten’: Jeff Bezos with Lauren Sanchez and her husband Patrick Whitesell at an LA film event in 2016 PICTURES: FILMMAGIC/GETTY

But the National Enquirer claimed yesterday that both he and Ms Sanchez went behind their spouses’ backs.

The allegations may shed new light on Mr Bezos’s divorce, which he and MacKenzie took pains to describe as amicable in a statement issued the day before the US magazine hit newsstands.

The Enquirer, which says it tailed him and Ms Sanchez for months, claimed to have seen ‘sexts’ sent by the pair. It said messages from Mr Bezos included ‘I want to smell you’ and ‘I want to breathe you in’.

The £107bn divorce: Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie

Another allegedly said: ‘I love you, alive girl. I will show you with my body, and my lips and my eyes, very soon.’

Mr Bezos and Ms Sanchez were seen taking flights on private jets, riding in limos and meeting at hotels, according to the Enquirer story.

A source close to Sanchez said the former anchor of Fox 11’s Good Day LA separated from talent mogul husband Patrick Whitesell, 53, in the autumn.

‘Their marriage has been off and on for a while,’ the source added. ‘She had told Patrick that she has been recently seeing Jeff Bezos.’

Mrs Bezos, married for 25 years, is in line for a record settlement of half her husband’s £107billion pile. President Donald Trump said last night: ‘I wish him luck — it’s gonna be a beauty.’