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Telsa founder Elon Musk denied an alleged affair with the spouse of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, which was reported as the explanation for the couple’s divorce earlier this yr.
In a tweet late Sunday night, Musk mentioned a latest Wall Road Journal report alleging he was the reason for the divorce is “whole bs” and that he and Sergey “are buddies.”
“That is whole bs. Sergey and I are buddies and have been at a celebration collectively final evening!” Musk tweeted.
The report recognized Musk as the explanation Brin filed for divorce from his spouse, Nicole Shanahan, in January after studying that she had an affair with Musk in December.
The WSJ reported the alleged affair between Musk and Shanahan occurred through the Artwork Basel occasion in Miami, Florida. The alleged affair continued for a short time after the occasion, whereas Brin and Shanahan have been separated however nonetheless residing collectively.
“I’ve solely seen Nicole twice in three years, each instances with many different folks round,” Musk continued within the tweet.
“Nothing romantic,” he added.
In a subsequent tweet, Musk shared his intercourse life was notably absent.
The Tesla and SpaceX founder additionally particularly referred to as out the WSJ, saying they ran with the alleged affair story on “third-party random rumour.” He additionally referred to as them “sub tabloid.”
“WSJ is meant to have a excessive customary for journalism and, proper now, they’re approach sub tabloid,” he tweeted. “WSJ needs to be working tales that truly matter to their readers and have strong factual foundation, not third-party random rumour.”
Sergey Brin’s divorce submitting in Santa Clara County Superior Courtroom cites “irreconcilable variations.”
Brin is valued at $95 billion and he and Shanahan share a 3-year-old daughter.
As mediation continues, Shanahan is searching for $1 billion, excess of she is entitled below her prenuptial settlement. However her legal professionals say she signed the prenuptial settlement below duress whereas pregnant with their daughter.
In Musk’s private life, he just lately fathered twins with Shivon Zilis, a senior government of Neuralink, one other firm Musk owns.
He additionally broke off a relationship with girlfriend, Claire Boucher, recognized extra popularly by her singer title Grimes. Regardless of the breakup, they welcomed their second baby by way of surrogate in December.
Musk is the wealthiest particular person on the planet, valued at $240 billion.
Musk is embroiled in a authorized combat with Twitter after backing out of a $44 billion acquisition deal earlier this month.
Fox Information’ Danielle Wallace contributed to this report.