Sergey Brin-Nicole Shanahan divorce reason: How Elon Musk is responsible for Google co-founder & his wife's split?Sergey Brin-Nicole Shanahan divorce was filed in January last year and in May this year, their split was stamped by the court. Author : Malkit Singh
Termed as among the most high-profile & scandalous divorces U.S. and tech sectors ever witnessed, Google co-founder Sergey Brin has officially parted his ways with his wife Nicole Shanahan, ending their three years of marriage over ‘irreconcilable differences’. Notably, Sergey Brin-Nicole Shanahan divorce was filed in January last year and in May this year, their split was stamped by the court. The Google Boss Brin reportedly met Nicole during a yoga retreat in 2015, before tying the knot on November 11, 2018. Two weeks later, Brin and Shanahan became parents to their girl child. It was all going well when Sergey Brin-Nicole Shanahan marriage was hit by an alleged cheating scandal linked to Tesla Boss Elon Musk and Nicole. Now, for those wondering about Sergey Brin-Nicole Shanahan's divorce reason or what went wrong between Sergey Brin and Nicole Shanahan? Below is what we know so far-
Sergey Brin-Nicole Shanahan's divorce reason-
As per a prominent US media report, Sergey Brin filed for divorce after Nicole Shanahan's alleged extra-marital affairs with Elon Musk came to the fore. The report suggested that Nicole Shanahan is cheating on her husband Brin by being in an affair with billionaire Elon Musk. Musk had remained friends with Sergey Brin when he was married to Nicole and reportedly the extra-marital romance sparked during that tenure. Both Musk and Shanahan's alleged affair dates back to 2021. In face, Musk on his platform X had rubbished the rumours of his affair with Brin's ex-wife.
It is pertinent to mention here that Elon Musk on multiple occasions has expressed that he is quite indebted to the Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin. When Musk's firm Tesla was struggling, Brin and other Google co-founder Larry Page still invested in his company.
What did Elon Musk say about Sergey Brin-Nicole Shanahan's divorce?
Reacting to the report which claimed his relationship with Nicole, Elon Musk wrote on Twitter, "This is total bs. 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 many other people around. Nothing romantic."
A user reacting to this wrote, "Wow then the @wsj journal just ran the craziest hit piece ever. Shameless."
Musk again reacted saying, "WSJ has run so many bs hit pieces on me and Tesla I’ve lost count! It’s embarrassing for them, frankly. They once wrote an article saying FBI was about to arrest me, so I called FBI to ask what’s up and they said WSJ article was total bs. Just more shortseller fud."
This is total bs. Sergey and I are friends and were at a party together last night!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 25, 2022
I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with many other people around. Nothing romantic.
WSJ has run so many bs hit pieces on me and Tesla I’ve lost count! It’s embarrassing for them, frankly.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 25, 2022
They once wrote an article saying FBI was about to arrest me, so I called FBI to ask what’s up and they said WSJ article was total bs.
Just more shortseller fud.
Sergey Brin-Nicole Shanahan's divorce
Talking more about Sergey Brin-Nicole Shanahan's divorce, the couple will divide legal and physical custody of their four-year-old daughter. The matters pertaining to spousal support, lawyer fees and division of assets were settled in a confidential arbitration. Reports further state that Nicole Shanahan, who is a lawyer and the founder of non-profit Bia-Echo Foundation, did not contest the divorce but sought that the court award her spousal support.
It is pertinent to mention here that Nicole had also denied her relationship with Elon Musk. In an interview for a US-based magazine, Nicole had said, "Did Elon and I have sex, like it was a moment of passion, and then it was over? No,” she told the magazine adding, "Did we have a romantic relationship? No. We didn’t have an affair."
Notably, before Nicole, Sergey Brin was previously married to 23andMe's cofounder Anne Wojcicki for eight years.