A categorical denial on Twitter had to do Elon Muskafter he allegedly fractured an old friendship with the co-founder of Google, Sergey Briinafter having an affair with his wife, Nicole Shanahan, according to a report from Wall Street Journal.
Musk and Shanahan’s romance reportedly occurred at the high-profile Art Basel event in Miami after Musk’s split from then-girlfriend Claire Boucher aka Grimes. Sources tell the WSJ that Brin and Shanahan were separated but still living together at the time. The couple’s relationship was reportedly strained due to issues related to the COVID-19 lockdowns and their three-year-old daughter.
For this reason, the owner of Tesla came out to deny everything this July 24 on Twitter.
This is total bs. Sergey and I are friends and were at a party together last night!
I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with many other people around. Nothing romantic.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 25, 2022
“This is total garbage. Sergey and I are friends and we were at a party together last night! I have only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with many other people around. Nothing romantic », she assured.
As detailed in the report, Brin and Musk had been close friends. Brin offered Musk-owned Tesla $500,000 in funding during the 2008 recession, and Musk returned the favor by turning made Brin one of the first customers to own the Model X in 2015.