When Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sánchez started dating, they were both still legally married.

Lauren also has a child from a previous relationship with former NFL star Tony Gonzalez.

Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sánchez’s alleged affair and engagement. 

As mentioned, Bezos and Sánchez likely met through her then-husband, Patrick, which ummm… awkward. 

But the timeline of when their romance began is still unclear. A few hours after Jeff and Mackenzie announced their divorce, reports came out that Jeff was already dating Lauren. 

According to Brad Stone’s book on Bezos called Amazon Unbound, he claims the pair first connected in 2016 at an Amazon Studios party for the film Manchester by the Sea.

The book also claims that in March 2018, Sanchez was invited to Amazon’s MARS conference, and then in July, Bezos hired Sanchez’s helicopter company for a Blue Origin project.

By October, Bezos and Sánchez were photographed enjoying a helicopter ride together over Santa Monica, California, which was two months before the divorce announcement.

A few days before the divorce confirmation, Jeff and Lauren were seen together at a Golden Globes afterparty. 

Then came the scandal, which broke a day after Bezos announced the divorce. 

The National Enquirer released an exposé claiming that Bezos and Sánchez had been cheating for eight months. The billionaire was said to have timed the divorce announcement to get ahead of the report. 

The Enquirer shared Bezos’ alleged raunchy selfies and text messages, including some… curious exchanges. “I love you, alive girl. I will show you with my body, and my lips and my eyes, very soon,” he allegedly sent Lauren in an April 2018 text exchange.