A day after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie, announced plans to divorce while remaining “cherished friends,” the National Enquirer published a salacious account of a much messier breakup. Enquirer reporters and photographers tailed Bezos across the country for four months and say he began an affair with his new girlfriend, former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez, last spring, months before separating from his wife. Sanchez, 49, is married to Hollywood talent agent Patrick Whitesell, and the soon-to-be-divorced couple occasionally socialized with the Bezoses, who have four children. Bezos, 55, is the world’s richest man, worth an estimated $140 billion. He allegedly hooked up with Sanchez at hotels where his family was staying and sent her gushing texts and nude selfies, which she reportedly showed to a friend who leaked them to the Enquirer.
The estate of Michael Jackson has attacked the credibility of a new documentary featuring two men who describe being sexually abused by Jackson as children. Leaving Neverland, set to debut at the Sundance Film Festival this month, follows Wade Robson and James Safechuck, now in their 30s, who say they suffered “sustained abuse” after meeting Jackson at ages 7 and 10, respectively. Both men traveled extensively with Jackson and frequented his Neverland Ranch. His estate called the film “an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on” the pop singer, who died in 2009 at age 50. Director Dan Reed said he has “no question” the two men are telling the truth.
Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is engaged to Miss Universe 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. Tebow, 31, proposed to Nel-Peters, 23, last week at his family’s farm near Jacksonville, Fla. After Tebow presented Nel-Peters with a 7.25-carat ring, singer Matthew Mole of the bride-to-be’s native South Africa emerged to croon “The Wedding Song.” Tebow, a Heisman Trophy winner now playing minor-league baseball, is an evangelical Christian who’s publicly vowed to remain a virgin before marriage. He told People that Nel-Peters “is just perfect for me.” ■