Learn 5 facts about Amazon chairman Jeff Bezos girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, two years after his divorce from his first wife, McKenzie Scott.
Recently, Jeff Bezos playfully told Leonardo DiCaprio off after he got on well with his girlfriend at the LACMA Art+Film Gala — an annual festival that honors filmmakers and artists.
The Saturday, 9 November 2021 event is the 10th edition of the Gala. It was held to honor award-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg and American artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, who painted the official portraits of President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, respectively, for the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.
At the Gala, DiCaprio and Jeff Bezos girlfriend chatted closely, and the video of them talking and smiling went viral. In the clip, Sanchez flashed a big smile at DiCaprio, who co-chaired the event. While they chatted, Bezos stood silently by Lauren Sanchez’s side.
However, when the clip went viral and was watched over 12 million times, the billionaire who had nothing to say at the event had a lot to say on Twitter. Bezos uploaded a shirtless photo of himself, standing over a sign that reads, “Danger! Steep Cliff. Fatal drop,” and he captioned the photo: “Leo, come over here, I want to show you something.”
While Sanchez had some nice things to say about the event, she uploaded a picture on Instagram and wrote: “Beautiful evening last night at the @LACMA Art + Film Gala hosted by the amazing @1evachow and @leonardodicaprio. A huge congratulation to this year’s honorees @asherald, @kehindewiley and Steven Spielberg! An amazing event that will benefit important museum initiatives, exhibitions, and programming for years to come.“
Lauren Sanchez, Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend, is an American media personality and an Emmy Award-winner who is also a news anchor, actress, entrepreneur, pilot, and producer. She was formerly the co-host of Good Day LA on KTTV Fox 11. Now, she is a correspondent and an anchor on Extra.
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In this article, you’d learn 5 facts about Jeff Bezos’s girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez.
1. Early Life
Lauren Wendy Sanchez was born on 19 December 1969 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her parents’ names are unknown, but she has two siblings, a brother named Michael and a sister named Elena.
She attended Del Norte High school in New Mexico, and after completing her studies, she went to El Camino College. Later, she went to the University of Southern California. According to Lauren, she came from a poor family, and has even admitted to sleeping at the back of her grandmother’s car at one point in her life.
2. Personal Life
Sanchez was married to Patrick Whitesell for 14 years before they got divorced. They got married in August 2005 and divorced in 2019. Patrick is a Hollywood agent as well as the founding partner of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. Patrick and Sanchez have two children together — Ella and Evan. Although, before her marriage to Patrick, Sanchez had a son named Nikko from her previous relationship with Tony Gonzalez, a former NFL player.
Presently, she is engaged to Amazon chairman and world’s second-richest man Jeff Bezos.
Lauren Sanchez has a very successful career despite having a rough upbringing. Her career kick-started when she landed a job as a desk assistant at KCOP-TV in Los Angeles. Then she went on to work as an anchor and a reporter at KTVK in Phoenix before becoming a reporter at Extra.
Moving forward in her reporting career, she joined Fox Sports Net as an anchor and simultaneously worked as a correspondent for a sports magazine called Going Deep. Presently, Sanchez is a regular guest host on The View and also a regular contributor on shows like The Joy Behar Show, Showbiz Tonight, and Larry King Live.
For her piloting career, she founded the first female-owned aviation firm and producing company called Black Ops Aviation in 2016. As an actress, Lauren Sanchez has made appearances in some movies and TV shows. Some of the movies she has appeared in are: Fight Club, The Longest Yard, Killer Movie, Ted 2, and White House Down. Meanwhile, she had parts in TV series like Days of Our Lives, Rake, Dirt, Girlfriends, and more.
4. Net worth
For her career as an actor, anchor, reporter, media personality, and pilot, Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend has been able to amass some wealth to herself. Although, the exact figure is not known; Lauren Sanchez net worth is about $10 million.
5. Awards and Achievements
Lauren Sanchez has earned several award nominations and has won some. While working for KCOP-TV, she won an Emmy Award. She was also featured on the “50 Most Beautiful” issue of People’s magazine.
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