Last week, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced his split from his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, after 25 years.
It was not long before stories leaked of his alleged affair with Lauren Sanchez.
Now, additional text messages have leaked, in which Bezos allegedly professes his love and even discusses his wife.
The National Enquirer got a hold of what it says are text messages that Jeff Bezos sent to Lauren Sanchez during their alleged affair.
“Lauren, I’m in love with you. Deep,” Bezos allegedly told her.
“I know it sounds strange,” the text reads. “But even little things like you suggesting I ask for extra training from Bell make my love for you expand and grow.”
“I am so full of love for you,” he reportedly gushed. “My heart is growing just so it can have room for you.”
“It’s bigger than it’s ever been and still swelling,” the text said of his affections. “Your energy and ideas and competence and spirit turn me on.”
“You make me better,” he appears to have praised. “You’re meant for me. I know it more clearly than I’ve ever known anything.”
Wow. It sounds like he’s head over heels.
In another exchange, it appears that Bezos even referred to his wife.
“MacKenzie dreamt I redecorated the bedroom,” the text shared. “I kept doing it and it got weirder and weirder and weirder.”
“Until I was sewing stuffed turtles into the comforter,” he allegedly wrote.
The text added: “Wife said: ‘That’s not hard to interpret.’”
Dream interpretation is complicated and, while a perfectly valid spiritual practice, not well-regarded by the psychological community.
But the standard meaning for dreams about turtles is slow progress in life and a closed or guarded personality.
All things considered, since he allegedly sent a dick pick, those texts read as tame.
They also come across as a warning: who among us would want our text messages to a lover exposed to the world? Because yikes.
Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos did not mention the alleged affair in their divorce announcement.
“If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again,” Jeff Bezos’ tweet read.
“We’ve had such a great life together as a married couple,” the statement continued. “And we also see wonderful futures ahead.”
They had much to look forward to “as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects, and as individuals pursuing ventures and adventures.”
“Though the labels might be different, we remain a family,” the Bezos announcement concluded. “And we remain cherished friends.”
It has been discussed that this Bezos divorce is a big deal, financially.
At present, Jeff Bezos is the wealthiest person on the planet.
The vast majority of his net worth is Amazon.
He and Mackenzie have no pre-nup (neither were rich when they married) and are from a state where wealth is, by default, divided equally upon divorce.
Assuming that this is how the divorce goes, this will bump both Jeff and Mackenzie down to being the world’s fourth richest person.
While that is interesting to the outside world and to fans of Amazon, we’re sure that the couple is more focused upon their four children.
Jeff Bezos’ wealth has, for years, made him a target for ridicule by Marxist Twitter and other folks who believe that simply being a billionaire is unethical.
(Again, he does not have a money bin of billions — his fortune lies in Amazon itself, and his liquid assets are much more modest)
He has also been criticized for the wages and working conditions of Amazon warehouse employees.
Amazon has also been criticized for work working on facial recognition tech that many believe to be a violation of people’s privacy.
At the end of the day, it’s only fair to mention that Amazon has transformed people’s lives in good ways, too.
Many disabled people have greatly expanded access to living essentials thanks to the convenience of Amazon. Authors can reach new audiences.
The Washington Post, acquired by Bezos in 2013, has been unflinching in its hard-hitting reporting about the crimes and scandals of Donald Trump.
Also, Jeff Bezos personally instructed Amazon Prime to acquire The Expanse for Season 4, saving the literal best show on television from cancelation.
The world is a complicated place.