Elon Musk is accused of having an affair with the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, causing the divorce

A new report has stated that Elon Musk allegedly had an affair with Nicole Shanahan, the wife of his friend and Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

Follow Wall Street Journal, Tesla founder, 51, and Shanahan are said to have had a brief communication in December, which is believed to have led Brin, 48, to file for divorce in January this year and thus end the relationship friends with Musk.

In the papers obtained by WSJ, Brin cited “irreconcilable differences” as he filed the papers in Santa Clara County Superior Court in California. People close to Brin told the news agency that he filed for divorce a few weeks after learning of the affair.

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Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX, participates in a press conference at Kennedy Space Center on May 27, 2020 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Elon Musk was accused of having an affair with Nicole Shanahan last December. (Getty)

Brin and Shanahan also share a daughter, born in 2018, and he asked for custody of the children in the divorce filing.

The newspaper reported that at the time of the alleged incident in early December, Brin and Shanahan were separated but still living together, with their separation date cited as December 15.

It is also reported that two tech giants who are longtime friends of Musk have previously revealed that he has frequently crashed at Brin’s Silicon Valley home over the years. The WSJ also noted that Brin provided Musk with $500,000 ($720,000) in support for Tesla when the company was struggling to increase production during the 2008 recession.

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Like Musk — whose fortune is estimated at $240 billion ($346 billion) — Brin is also super-rich. According to Bloomberg, the Google CEO is the 8th richest person in terms of value with a fortune of $95 billion ($137 billion).

Nicole Shanahan and Sergey Brin attend the 2020 Breakthrough Awards Red Carpet at NASA's Ames Research Center on November 3, 2019 in Mountain View, California.
Nicole Shanahan and Sergey Brin, seen here in 2020, got married in 2018. (Getty)

The news comes weeks after Musk secretly welcomed twins to one of his top executives last November, just after he fathered a second child with singer Grimes.

According to court documents obtained by InsidersMusk shares the twins with Shivon Zilis, the 36-year-old director of operations and special projects at Neuralink, a neurotech company developing implantable brain-machine interfaces co-founded by Musk.

Musk later confirmed the report on Twitter.

“Doing your best to help with low population crisis. Falling birth rate is the biggest danger facing civilization so far,” he wrote on Twitter. “Mark my words, they are so sad,” he wrote in a follow-up tweet, before adding: “I hope you have big families and congratulations to those who did!”

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