Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sánchez are engaged


Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his partner Lauren Sánchez are engaged, a source close to the couple tells CNN.

No further details about the proposal or pending wedding plans were immediately available.

Bezos and Sánchez, a former broadcast journalist and now philanthropist, first went public with their relationship in 2019. Since Bezos and Sánchez started dating, they have kept the details of their lives together mostly private outside of being photographed at various events.

In 2022, the couple spoke to CNN at their home in Washington DC for their first joint sit-down interview where they talked about their philanthropic work to strategically give away Bezos’ vast wealth to a variety of causes.

As for their charitable efforts, Sánchez told CNN that they are “really good teammates,” adding with a laugh that they can also be “a little boring.”

Bezos went on to describe the Emmy Award-winning journalist as “the most generous, most big-hearted person you would ever meet” and said she is “an inspiration.”

The billionaire is also the founder of the space company Blue Origin, and was aboard a 2021 flight to space and back on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket.

Sánchez, who is also a former helicopter pilot, told CNN that she also plans to go to space in the coming years, saying she will be joined by “a great group of women.”

Bezos was previously married to MacKenzie Scott for 25 years, with whom he shares four children. Sánchez has three children from previous relationships, and was married to Hollywood agent Patrick Whitesell for 13 years before they finalized their divorce in 2019.

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