Jeff Bezos sent shirtless selfies, a photograph of his genitals and gushing, sexual text messages to Lauren Sanchez while the pair carried on an eight month affair which involved private jet rendezvous, intimate dinners and sleepovers at each other’s marital homes, it has been claimed.
The Amazon billionaire and his mistress, whose relationship was laid bare by the National Enquirer on Wednesday and Thursday, also stayed in hotels together – including one in Boston hours after the rest of the Bezos family had left.
The magazine, which followed the pair for four months after snapping Sanchez and her sister getting off Bezos’ private jet in October, claims that at one stage, Bezos’ wife of 25 years MacKenzie uncovered their affair when she looked at his plane’s flight manifest and found Sanchez’s name was the only one on the passenger list.
According to the Enquirer’s sources, Bezos is ‘in love’ with Sanchez and has told her, in less explicit language than his other texts,: ‘We don’t have to worry about the parachute opening because we are jumping together.
‘We are sharing the parachute and it will land safely. We have chosen each other.’
In addition to going to each other’s homes, he once booked a private bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel for them to spend the night in just five blocks from his marital mansion.
The Enquirer claims that Bezos only announced his divorce on Wednesday morning because he knew it was about to expose his affair with Sanchez.
The magazine also alleges that he tried desperately to stop it from running its series of photographs which document their affair, apparently asking one friend: ‘Can’t I buy the story from them?’
The 54-year-old, who is worth $140 billion, has not commented on the story but a source insisted to DailyMail.com that he and Sanchez began seeing each other after he and MacKenzie had parted ways.
In their divorce statement on Wednesday, the couple said they had been under a trial separation and ‘loving exploration’ for some time.
His allegedly raunchy text messages to Sanchez, who is married to Hollywood mega agent Patrick Whitesell and has three children (two with him and one from a previous relationship with an NFL star), date back to April.
BEZOS’ SEXTS TO SANCHEZ
‘I love you, alive girl. I will show you with my body, and my lips and my eyes, very soon.’
‘I want to smell you, I want to breathe you in. I want to hold you tight.… I want to kiss your lips…. I love you. I am in love with you.’
‘I miss you. I want to kiss you right now and tuck you in slowly and gently. And maybe in the morning wake you up and not be quite so gentle with you.’
‘Your energy and ideas and competence and SPIRIT turn me on. You make me better. You’re meant for me.’
‘I am so full of love for you. My heart is growing just so it can have room for you. It’s bigger than it’s ever been and still swelling.’
‘I want to hold you tight.… I want to kiss your lips…. I love you. I am in love with you.’
‘You know what I want? I want to get a little drunk with you tonight. Not falling down. Just a little drunk. I want to talk to you and plan with you. Listen and laugh … I basically WANT TO BE WITH YOU!!! Then I want to fall asleep with you and wake up tomorrow and read the paper with you and have coffee with you
In one, he reportedly told the 49-year-old: ‘I love you, alive girl. I will show you with my body, and my lips and my eyes, very soon.’
In another, the magazine claims he said: ‘I want to smell you, I want to breathe you in. I want to hold you tight.… I want to kiss your lips…. I love you. I am in love with you.’
Others are more X-rated including one where he is said to have told the former Extra and Fox host: ‘I miss you. I want to kiss you right now and tuck you in slowly and gently.
‘And maybe in the morning wake you up and not be quite so gentle with you.’
In another, he allegedly said: ‘Your energy and ideas and competence and SPIRIT turn me on.
‘You make me better. You’re meant for me.’
In addition to shirtless photographs he took standing in front of mirrors, including one in a steamy room where the magazine claims he was wearing just a towel, he also sent Sanchez an ‘unsparing’ photograph of his genitals which it said was too graphic to publish.
It was previously reported that the pair had been dating since June, months before she separated from her husband, Hollywood mega-agent Patrick Whitesell, and nine months before Bezos announced his split from his wife, MacKenzie, on Twitter.
According to the Enquirer, the pair met several times for illicit trysts as often as six times in two weeks.
Its investigation began after Sanchez was seen getting off his private jet on October 18.
She was wearing a WME hat which represents her husband’s talent agency.
Jeff and MacKenzie were most-recently seen attending Senator John McCain’s funeral in early September in Washington, DC. He was still wearing his wedding ring which he also had on on Sunday.
It was through her husband that Sanchez is believed to have met the richest man in the world.
Over the last several years, both couples have been photographed at glitzy events including the Vanity Fair Oscars party. Bezos reportedly propositioned Sanchez behind her husband’s back while they honored the Oscar-winning film Manchester By The Sea.
He, according to the magazine, whispered to her: ‘You can’t fight chemistry’.
On October 30, the pair met again for an intimate dinner at Capo, an upscale restaurant in Beverly Hills, where they were joined by two other people witnesses say were largely ignored.
After the dinner, Sanchez went back to Bezos’ home and was seen leaving the next day, the magazine said.
They also spent time in her Santa Monica marital home where, according to the enquirers’ reporters, they drew the blinds on an area of the yard where she keeps a hot tub one evening.
The next day, she sent a team of landscapers who had shown up for work away. Bezos emerged from the house hours later, according to the magazine’s timeline.
There were also several meeting on his private jet which is what piqued MacKenzie’s suspicion, according to the magazine.
She reportedly once found a flight manifest for the $65million gulf stream which listed Sanchez as the only other passenger.
Bezos, according to the magazine’s source, passed it off as a business-related encounter, a not entirely implausible explanation given Amazon’s Hollywood connections through its film studio, Sanchez’s husband’s talent agency and the fact that she herself owns an aerial footage production company.
The TV personality put her flying skills on show by whisking Bezos away in her chopper so the pair could enjoy a private romantic hike.
In November, the pair retreated one evening to a private bungalow in the Beverly Hills Hotel – five blocks from Bezos’ house – after an intimate dinner.
They also stayed together at the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston hours after MacKenzie and the rest of the Bezos family had left, according to the magazine.
The family was in town to attend Bezos’ son’s graduation from MIT. While they were at the ceremony, Sanchez, it is claimed, was put in a room in the same hotel where they were occupying a private suite.
Once the family left, Bezos is reported to have stayed and loved-in with Sanchez until the following day.
Sources tell The Enquirer that the affair has ‘blindsided’ Sanchez’s husband Patrick.
Bezos released a statement revealing the split on his Twitter account yesterday in a bid to present the news in a favorable light.
He and his wife described each other as ‘cherished friends’ and gave the impression it was amicable.
‘If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again,’ they said in a joint statement that he published on Twitter.
The Enquirer says it trailed Bezos and Sanchez in what it calls the ‘largest investigation’ in the magazine’s history, with its photographer catching the lovebirds ‘doing the dirty on their spouses’.
They say they followed Bezos and Sanchez ‘across five states and 40,000 miles, tailed them in private jets, swanky limos, helicopter rides, romantic hikes, five-star hotel hideaways, intimate dinner dates and ‘quality time’ in hidden love nests.’
A source told the magazine that Sanchez and her husband had been officially separated since fall.
‘Patrick and Lauren Sanchez have been separated for a while.
‘Their marriage has been off and on for a while, and they tried hard to fix things, but in the fall they officially separated,’ a source told the magazine.
Culled from Daily Mail Online