The husband of Jeff Bezos’s mistress Lauren Sanchez was seen for the first time since news of her affair with the Amazon founder broke.
Photos obtained by DailyMail.com show talent agent Patrick Whitesell, 53, leaving his Beverly Hills mansion just before 1pm on Thursday.
Whitesell, an agent to some of Hollywood’s top stars, drove out from the exclusive property in his black Mercedes S65 AMG and sped through the palm-lined streets to his offices at William Morris Endeavor in Beverly Hills.
His wife of 13 years, Lauren Sanchez was revealed to be having an affair with Bezos shortly after the billionaire announced he was divorcing his wife Mackenzie, 48, on Wednesday.
It was previously reported that the pair had been dating since June, months before Sanchez separated from Whitesell, and nine months before Bezos announced his split from his wife of 25 years on Twitter.
Lauren Sanchez’s husband Patrick Whitesell, 53, was seen leaving his Beverly Hills mansion just before 1pm on Thursday
The 53-year-old Hollywood talent agent was photographed by DailyMail.com wearing sunglasses while he made his way to work
Whitesell, an agent to some of Hollywood’s top stars, drove out from the exclusive property in his black Mercedes S65 AMG and sped through the palm-lined streets to his offices at William Morris Endeavor in Beverly Hills, pursued by photographers
TV anchor Lauren Sanchez has been married to Whitesell (left) since 2005. It was through her husband that she is believed to have met Amazon founder and the world’s richest man Jeff Bezos
According to the National Enquirer, Bezos and Sanchez met several times for their trysts as often as six times in two weeks.
Its investigation began after Sanchez, 49, was seen getting off his private jet on October 18.
She was wearing a WME hat which represents her husband’s talent agency.
It was through her husband that Sanchez is believed to have met the richest man in the world.
Over the last several years, both couples have been photographed at glitzy events including the Vanity Fair Oscars party.
Bezos reportedly propositioned Sanchez behind her husband’s back while they honored the Oscar-winning film Manchester By The Sea.
Despite her alleged affair with Bezos, a friend close to Sanchez told DailyMail.com she is still on friendly terms with her husband and the two were spotted speaking at the billionaire’s Golden Globes after party on Sunday night.
Bezos released a statement revealing the split on his Twitter account yesterday in a bid to present the news in a favorable light.
He and his wife described each other as ‘cherished friends’ and gave the impression it was amicable.
Reports revealed Whitesell and Sanchez, who have two children, had been officially separated since fall. Above Whitesell is seen arriving at work earlier today
Despite her alleged affair with Bezos, a friend close to Sanchez told DailyMail.com she is still on friendly terms with her husband and the two were spotted speaking at the billionaire’s Golden Globes after party on Sunday night
Whitesell is seen driving his $300,000 Mercedes in Beverly Hills. The two couples are said to have known each other for years, and grown close because they both have homes in Seattle
‘If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again,’ they said in a joint statement that he published on Twitter.
The Enquirer says it trailed Bezos and Sanchez in what it calls the ‘largest investigation’ in the magazine’s history, with its photographer catching the lovebirds ‘doing the dirty on their spouses’.
They say they followed Bezos and Sanchez ‘across five states and 40,000 miles, tailed them in private jets, swanky limos, helicopter rides, romantic hikes, five-star hotel hideaways, intimate dinner dates and ‘quality time’ in hidden love nests.’
A source told the magazine that Sanchez and her husband had been officially separated since fall.
‘Patrick and Lauren Sanchez have been separated for a while.
‘Their marriage has been off and on for a while, and they tried hard to fix things, but in the fall they officially separated,’ a source told the magazine.
The pair have two children together, a 12-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter.
Sanchez has another child from her romance with former NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez. Their son was born in 2001.
Sanchez (far left) was spotted alongside Bezos at Amazon’s Golden Globes party on Sunday (above). They have been having an relationship for months and had exchanged text messages as far back as last April where he told her he wanted to ‘breathe her in’
Bezos is seen left with Sanchez and her husband Patrick Whitesell at a party for the Amazon release Manchester by the Sea in December 2016. The couple were said to be friends with Bezos and his wife before Bezos began seeing her on the side
She has worked as a TV reporter for years before transitioning into the film industry. Now, she combines her passion for flying helicopters with film production with her business, Black Ops Aviation, which films aerial footage.
The two couples are said to have known each other for years, and grown close because they both have homes in Seattle.
In their statement on Wednesday, Jeff and MacKenzie said they had been going through a ‘trial separation’ in recent months.
‘As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends,’ the statement read.
‘If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again.’