Earlier this month, Jeff Bezos announced to the world that he was getting a divorce from his wife of 25 years. The Amazon CEO and MacKenzie Tuttle “decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends.” Then a day later it was revealed that Jeff and MacKenzie were divorcing because there was another woman in the picture.
Bezos had allegedly been romantic with his neighbor Lauren Sanchez, who was also married at the time. Lauren, who has two children with the Hollywood mega-agent Patrick Whitesell as well as one child by NFL star Tony Gonzalez.
On January 10th torrid text messages between then-married Jeff Bezos and then-married Lauren Gonzales started to leak to the public. The National Enquirer released a treasure trove of steamy texts of the affair between the Amazon head and former TV anchor for Fox’s Good Day LA.
“I love you, alive girl. I will show you with my body, and my lips and my eyes, very soon,” a text from Bezos read. “I want to smell you, I want to breathe you in. I want to hold you tight.… I want to kiss your lips…. I love you. I am in love with you,” the billionaire wrote on May 13th.
The date is important because Bezos and MacKenzie allegedly separated in the fall and these sultry texts were sent before the summer. This is gigantic because Bezos is the richest person in the world with a net worth of $135.9 billion. Now instead of an amicable divorce between MacKenzie, she may be out for blood and attempt to take him to the cleaners in court for reportedly cheating on her.
Bezos wants to know how the National Enquirer got these intimate text messages and has launched his own investigation into the leaks because you can do that when you’re the richest person in the world. The top personal security consultant for Bezos has reportedly found a person who may have released those incriminating and racy texts to the press — Lauren Sanchez’s very own brother.
On Wednesday, Gavin de Becker came forward to suggest that Michael Sanchez, Lauren’s brother, may have leaked those texts. The Daily Beast talked to de Becker who said, “Michael Sanchez has been among the people we’ve been speaking with and looking at.” Gavin de Becker is a former Reagan administration appointee and Justice Department adviser.
His investigation team is focusing on Sanchez’s brother because not only is Michael an ardent Trump supporter, but he is also connected with individuals associated with President Donald Trump. Michael Sanchez has friendships with notable players in Trump’s world such as Carter Page, Scottie Nell Hughes, and Roger Stone. Page was a former foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump during his 2016 presidential election campaign. Hughes is a political pundit and she was a CNN commentator during the 2017 presidential election as well as a strong advocate of Trump.
Stone was a Republican political strategist who worked with Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Jack Kemp, Bob Dole, and Donald J. Trump. Stone was indicted last week for witness tampering and obstruction in Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation. On Tuesday, Stone appeared on The WarRoom show on Infowars where he denied any allegations that he hacked the cell phones of Jeff Bezos or Lauren Sanchez. Stone also called Michael Sanchez a “friend of mine.”
Michael Sanchez is a Hollywood talent manager much like Lauren’s estranged husband Patrick Whitesell. In 2016, Michael described himself as a “gay man, a Hispanic, a West Hollywood homeowner and strong supporter of Trump” in a letter to a newspaper.
Michael Sanchez has blasted the allegations that he leaked the romantic texts of his sister. “I am not dignifying de Becker’s passive-aggressive allegations or his crazy conspiracy theories,” Michael told Page Six. “I’ve recommended that Lauren fire him as security for her and [her] children.”
After the news of the scandalous text messages were unveiled, President Trump took a jab at the fellow billionaire and the Washington Post, while also praising the reporting by the National Enquirer that broke the story about the romantic messages. Bezos owns the Washington Post after he bought the newspaper in 2013 for $250 million.
In 2014, Donald Trump had praise and even quoted Jeff Bezos in a positive light.
However, in recent years Donald and Jeff have not had the fuzziest of relationships and the President has gone after Bezos and Amazon. Trump has called the newspaper a “propaganda machine for Amazon” and the “Amazon Washington Post,” suggesting that the Washington Post is a media arm to defend Amazon publically.
The animosity may stem from Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 when Bezos’ Washington Post assigned 20 staffers to Trump in a mission to dig up dirt on “every phase of his life” according to WaPo Associate Editor Bob Woodward. The Washington Post even released their own book about the 45th President titled Trump Revealed, a “collaboration with more than two dozen Post writers, researchers, and editors.”
There is a theory that the National Enquirer is an ally to Trump and the supermarket tabloid runs interference to support the President. For decades Trump has been friends with the CEO of American Media, which owns the Enquirer and other publications. The National Enquirer reportedly bought up a story from Playboy Playmate model Karen McDougal for $150,000 to stop the details of the sexual encounter with her and Trump from influencing the 2016 election.
In April of 2016, the National Enquirer ran a negative story on Trump’s GOP primary nemesis Ted Cruz. The National Enquirer suggested that Senator Ted Cruz’s father, Raphael, had ties to Lee Harvey Oswalt, the man who assassinated John F. Kennedy. Trump referenced the unfounded article by telling ABC News, “It was a major story in a major publication. All I did was refer to it.”