Elon Musk has denied any romantic involvement with Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s estranged wife.
The Tesla founder spoke back on Twitter after the Wall Street Journal said on Sunday, that Musk, fifty-one, become worried in a “brief affair” with Nicole Shanahan’s ultimate fall and noted humans familiar with the matter.
The outlet stated that Musk and Brin had been previously longtime friends, with Brin even giving Musk $500,000 for Tesla all through the 2008 monetary crisis. Musk has said over the years that he “frequently crashed” at Brin’s home in Silicon Valley, the WSJ additionally stated.
However, the guide’s sources reportedly stated that there has been growing anxiety among the two moguls and their groups following the alleged “liaison” in December 2021, with Brin inquiring for that his monetary advisers sell his personal investments in Musk’s groups.
Representatives for Musk, Brin, and Shanahan did no longer at once respond to PEOPLE’s requests for remark and did not remark to the WSJ.
Musk responded to a Twitter consumer who shared the WSJ article with a caption stating that Musk “allegedly banged Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s wife leading to the couple’s divorce submitting” and that “the 2 are reputedly now not friends.”
“This is general bs. Sergey and I are friends and have been at a party together last night!” Musk hit returned in a post on Twitter Sunday night time. “I’ve only seen Nicole two times in three years, each instance with many other humans around. Nothing romantic.”
Musk brought some other place in the thread: “Haven’t even had intercourse in a long time (sigh).”
Brin filed for a dissolution of marriage from Shanahan again in early January, consistent with courtroom files obtained with the aid of PEOPLE.
Together the pair share a younger daughter. Brin turned into previously married to 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki from 2007 to 2015, and they percentage son Benji, 13, and daughter Chloe, 11.
Brin mentioned “irreconcilable differences” in his separation from Shanahan, Business Insider first pronounced, noting that the pair owned joint belongings however how they have been to be divided turned into “to be decided.”
Additionally, Brin asked for joint custody in their daughter. He also said that he isn’t in search of spousal help from Shanahan and asked she now not be offered it either.
Brin and Shanahan enlisted a non-public “transient decide” to preside over the case, in line with Business Insider.
Brin filed in Santa Clara Superior Court as California offers a backlogged system. The private transient choice will allow the couple to expedite their divorce notwithstanding the backlogged courts. It additionally guarantees a better degree of privateness.
“Petitioner is a co-founder of Google and one of the wealthiest and most famous era entrepreneurs inside the global. Because of the high-profile nature of their courting, there’s likely to be a substantial public interest in their dissolution and toddler custody problems,” Brin’s attorney wrote in a filing, adding: “Of superb problem is that such publicity puts their minor child prone to danger, harassment, or even kidnapping if the specifics in their day-to-day whereabouts are uncovered to the general public.”
The Russian-American internet entrepreneur co-founded Google with Larry Page in 1998, and despite the fact that they each stepped down from their govt positions with the hunt engine’s preserving corporation Alphabet in 2019, Brin nevertheless retains a controlling stake, in step with Forbes.