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Elon Musk Denies Report of Affair With Sergey Brin’s Wife

  • Musk posted on Twitter that he’s still friends with Brin
  • Google co-founder has filed for divorce from Nicole Shanahan
Elon Musk

Elon Musk

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Elon Musk denied he had an affair with Sergey Brin’s wife, after the Wall Street Journal reported that the liaison led the Google co-founder to order his advisers to sell his investments in Musk’s companies.

Musk, the co-founder of Tesla Inc., had an alleged liaison in early December in Miami with Brin’s wife Nicole Shanahan, the Journal said, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter. That ended the long friendship between Musk, 51, and Brin, who helped support the electric carmaker during the 2008 financial crisis. Brin, 48, filed for divorce from Shanahan in January.