Elon Musk acquired down on one knee and begged Google co-founder Sergey Brin for forgiveness after Musk had an affair with Brin’s wife at a swank artwork pageant in Miami Seaside final yr, in line with a report Sunday.
The world’s richest man apologized to his longtime pal at a celebration earlier this yr, folks with data of the gorgeous incident told the Wall Street Journal.
Brin acknowledged Musk’s professed regret however nonetheless isn’t talking to him repeatedly, the sources added.
The Tesla founder’s hook-up with Nicole Shanahan prompted Brin to file for divorce in January, citing “irreconcilable variations,” in line with the Journal.
The fling reportedly happened in December on the annual Artwork Basel occasion, a multiday honest that includes exhibitions by worldwide galleries and panel discussions attended by deep-pocketed collectors — after Musk broke up with Canadian pop singer Grimes in September.
Shanahan’s marriage to Brin was additionally strained on the time over issues associated to COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns and the care of their daughter, folks acquainted with the connection instructed the Journal.
They had been separated however nonetheless dwelling collectively, one particular person near Shanahan instructed the Journal.
Shanahan is reportedly searching for greater than $1 billion from Brin, who’s value round $90 billion, and the pair is concerned in divorce mediation proceedings.
They’ve been unable to strike a deal, with Brin’s facet saying Shanahan desires far more than a prenuptial settlement requires and Shananan’s facet saying she signed the pact underneath duress whereas pregnant, sources acquainted with the negotiations instructed the Journal.
A lawyer for Brin declined to remark, the Journal stated.
Neither Musk nor a spokeswoman for Shanahan, who runs a basis targeted on reproductive justice, responded to requests for remark, the Journal stated.