‘Outright lie’: Sergey Brin’s estranged wife, Nicole, denies claims of affair with Elon Musk

A story that Sergey Brin, a co-founder of Google, had an affair with Elon Musk was denounced by his estranged wife as an “outright falsehood.” Nicole Shanahan even went so far as to say, through her lawyer, that the allegations were defamatory. Without a certain, any claim that Nicole had an affair with Elon Musk is false and libelous, according to Bryan Freedman, Shanahan’s attorney, who spoke to Page Six on Wednesday morning.

Shanahan’s comments were initially reported by The Daily Mail. After meeting at Miami’s Art Basel, Musk and Shanahan allegedly began a relationship, according to a story published on Sunday in The Wall Street Journal. At the time of the affair in December, Brin, 48, and Shanahan, 33, were divorced but still cohabitating, a source close to her told the newspaper.
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The SpaceX billionaire and close buddy Brin divorced in January, claiming “irreconcilable disagreements.” In fact, Musk, 51, told his Twitter followers that he hasn’t “had sex in decades” and denied any relationship with Shanahan. “Totally BS,” you say. We went to a party together last night as friends, Sergey and I!” Musk mentioned the Journal piece in a tweet late on Sunday.

In the last three years, “I’ve only seen Nicole twice, both times with plenty of other people there,” he said. “Not romantic at all.”

The inventor of Tesla followed up his denial with allegations that the journal had previously participated in “character assassination” and claimed that “none of the main persons involved in these alleged wrongdoings were ever interrogated!” The Journal, however, said that a representative for Brin had refused to comment. After eight years of marriage, Anne Wojcicki, creator of 23andMe, and Brin reached a formal divorce agreement in June 2015.

Source: Page Six

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Written by Alex Bruno

Freelance space writer Alex Bruno specializes in covering China's quickly expanding space industry. In 2021, he started writing for SpaceXMania. He also contributes to publications including SpaceNews, IEEE Spectrum, National Geographic, Sky & Telescope, and New Scientist. When Alex was a small child, he first experienced the space bug after seeing Voyager photographs of alien planets in our solar system. When not in space, Alex likes to go trail jogging in the Finnish countryside.

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