Elon Musk has shared a photo in an attempt to counter rumors that he had an affair with Nicole Shanahan, the estranged wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin.
Posting on Twitter, the 51-year-old Tesla billionaire shared a photo of himself with Brin, the pair smiling and enjoying themselves at a house party.
Explaining the photo, he told the New York Post“I took this photo only two hours ago.”
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Rumors of an affair circulated around the Wall Street Journal, who claimed Musk had a brief relationship with Shanahan in December, reportedly prompting Brin, 48, to file for divorce. in January of this year.
Musk has strongly denied the claims and even declared his innocence on Twitter.
“East [report] it’s total bs,” he wrote.
“Sergey and I are friends and we were at a party together last night! I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with a lot of other people around. Nothing romantic.”
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In documents obtained by the WSJBrin cited “irreconcilable differences” when filing papers in California’s Santa Clara County Superior Court.
People close to Brin told the outlet that she filed for divorce several weeks after learning of the alleged affair.
Brin and Shanahan also share a daughter, who was born in 2018, and he asked for joint custody in his divorce filing.
Musk further denied the rumors to the New York Postwriting in an email: “Nicole and Sergey’s divorce has absolutely nothing to do with me.”
“I’m sure both Nicole and Sergey would confirm. I talked to Sergey and Nicole about this and they say the story didn’t come from them, so [it] It must be a broken phone case, two or three layers removed,” he said.
“And, not to dodge the question, I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with a lot of other people around.”
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