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

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


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

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

This Sunday (July 24, 22), the Wall Street Journalreported that the Tesla chief executive “engaged in a brief affair” with Nicole Shanahan last year. The alleged relationship would have ended the “long friendship of tech billionaires”.

Nicole Shanahan and Sergey Brin in November 2020.

The next day, Elon Musk hit back on Twitter to dismantle this rumour.

“It's pure bullshit. Sergey and I are friends and were at a party together last night! I've only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with lots of other people around. Nothing romantic,” he wrote.

In other tweets, the SpaceX boss criticized reporters for not contacting him before publishing their article.

“The WSJ has published so many incriminating articles about me and Tesla that I've lost count! It's embarrassing for them, frankly. Once they wrote an article saying the FBI was about to arrest me, so I called the FBI to ask what was going on and they said the WSJ article was completely false” , continued the businessman of 51 years, who tackles: The WSJ is supposed to have high standards as regards journalism and, at the moment, it is 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 between 2000 and 2008 and to Talulah Riley twice from 2010 to 2012 and again from 2013 to 2016. 

Most recently, the father of 10 was in a relationship with singer-songwriter Grimes, whom he is separated.