All about Lauren Sánchez, the life partner of Jeff Bezos

Lauren Sánchez and Jeff Bezos: A happy couple
Humble background
Fox journalist
Lauren's dyslexia
A face for television
Influential Latina
She's also an entrepreneur
Lauren's love life
How did Lauren Sánchez and Jeff Bezos meet?
From Seattle to Beverly Hills
A new life for Bezos
Lauren Sánchez, Jeff Bezos and Anna Wintour
Lauren's brother said the 'W' word
Reading up on other celebrities
An occasional actress
Lauren and Jeff's future
Lauren Sánchez and Jeff Bezos: A happy couple

After separating from Mackenzie Scott in a billion-dollar divorce, Jeff Bezos is moving on with his life. He seems to be getting more and more serious with his girlfriend Lauren Sánchez: apparently, there are wedding bells in the air. Who is the Amazon founder's other half?

Humble background

Of Mexican descent, Lauren Sánchez was born in 1969 into a humble family in Albuquerque. She told Hollywood Reporter in 2017 that she "came from nothing" and that she "used to sleep in the back of my grandmother's car when she would go clean houses."

 

Fox journalist

After finishing high school, Lauren Sánchez went to California to study Journalism and soon began working as a reporter for channels in Los Angeles and Phoenix. It was the move to Fox that cemented her place in the industry.

Lauren's dyslexia

Lauren Sánchez is dyslexic, but she didn't discover this until she was an adult. With hindsight, she understands the difficulties that she'd had in school as a child. "They call them learning differences now, which is really sweet, but growing up I just thought I was stupid," Sánchez told Hollywood Reporter.

A face for television

On television, Sánchez covered sports topics for Fox, won an Emmy (1999) on her return to channel 13 in Los Angeles, where she presented a news programme ('Good Day LA') and hosted the talent show 'So You Think You Can Dance' for a season. She became a celebrity and began rubbing shoulders with sports, film, and television stars.

Influential Latina

Lauren Sánchez is also, in a way, an emblem of the Hispanic community in the United States. With Channel 13, she became the first Hispanic woman to host a news program.

She's also an entrepreneur

Lauren Sánchez's father was an aeronautical mechanic and she decided to learn to fly helicopters herself. But not only that: she founded Black Ops Aviation, a company specializing in aerial filming (she contributed to the visual splendour of 'Dunkirk', Christopher Nolan's war masterpiece). So, Bezos' partner also has an entrepreneurial side, just like the richest man in the world.

Lauren's love life

Lauren Sánchez was a partner of Tony González, an NFL player with whom she had her son Nikko in 2001. She later had a relationship with Patrick Whitesell, a powerful celebrity agent (in the image) whom she married in 2005. Their marriage produced a son and a daughter: Evan and Ellen. It all ended in 2019 when Jeff Bezos entered the scene.

How did Lauren Sánchez and Jeff Bezos meet?

Lauren Sánchez and Jeff Bezos were neighbours in the posh Seattle neighbourhood where they lived. They even hosted dinners with their respective partners, and from there, love arose. Speculation abounds over whether the relationship was consummated before or after Bezos’ divorce, but only he and Lauren Sánchez know for sure.

From Seattle to Beverly Hills

The couple moved from rainy Seattle to a mansion in Beverly Hills valued at 160 million euros (185 million USD). It originally belonged to the famous founder of Warner Bros, Jack Warner.

(Image: Sánchez with actress Jessica Alba)

A new life for Bezos

In his new life with Lauren Sánchez, Jeff Bezos has not hesitated to show how happy he is. Whether he's travelling or at social events, the planet's richest man often shares bits of his private life.

Lauren Sánchez, Jeff Bezos and Anna Wintour

The relationship between Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sánchez seems to be developing nicely between work, parties and social events with characters like Anna Wintour, the absolute icon of 'Vogue'.

Lauren's brother said the 'W' word

Lauren Sánchez has a brother, Michael, and a sister, Elena. Michael Sánchez is known to speak too freely with the press, and it was from his loose lips that rumours of a wedding between Lauren and Jeff emerged.

Reading up on other celebrities

Despite her humble beginnings, Lauren Sánchez has been a celebrity for a long time, and she enjoys paying attention (as you can see in the image) to news about other celebrities.

 

An occasional actress

As famous as she is, Lauren Sánchez has made various cameos or brief roles in some series: 'Babylon 5', 'The Agency', 'Gotham Tonight', and 'NCIS,' for example.

 

Lauren and Jeff's future

Lauren Sánchez and Jeff Bezos are now part of Californian high society. Under the bright California sun, they may decide to get married. Or maybe not. We will see.

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