Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ fiancée Lauren Sanchez was all smiles as she headed out for dinner with a friend in Santa Monica on Tuesday night.
Sanchez, 53 – fresh from her engagement to Bezos, 59 – beamed in a two piece and flaunted her toned abs as she came out of Santa Monica’s Giorgio Baldi, a popular Italian restaurant with LA’s high-profile locals.
Dressed in all white, Sanchez beamed from behind a pair of sunglasses as she clenched a matching white handbag in one hand, while placing her left in her pocket.
The former news anchor initially concealed the massive rock the Amazon boss used to propose with in late May, but soon reached for the car door, unable not to flaunt the flashy ring.
Sanchez appeared relaxed on the night of the first Prime Day sale as her fiancé prepared for an expected appearance at the annual Allen & Co summer conference, dubbed the ‘billionaire summer camp’, at Sun Valley Lodge in Idaho.
Dressed in all white, Sanchez beamed from behind a pair of sunglasses as she clenched a matching white handbag as she exited Italian eatery Giorgio Baldi after having dinner with a friend in Santa Monica last night
Lauren Sanchez showed off her washboard abs in all white as she was seen in Santa Monica on Amazon’s Prime Day
Lauren Sanchez and Jeff Bezos appeared to enjoy themselves as they spent time in Italy on mega-yacht Koru last month
Like many stars, Giorgio Baldi appears to be a set favorite of Sanchez and Bezos. The two were spotted coming out of the popular joint on a date last year.
The family managed restaurant has been serving Los Angeles locals for over thirty years, opening up in 1990.
According to the LA institution’s website, the restaurant adheres to ‘simplicity, authenticity, the love for tradition,’ and – conveniently for their high-profile patrons – ‘full respect for our customers.’
Staff at the restaurant often tell customers not to ask for pictures of the swathes of celebrities who come to dine at the restaurant.
A starter – or antipasti – alone can cost up to $40, while pasta dishes are priced at $30, and freshly caught fish as much as $58.
Rihanna has been frequently spotted at the site dozens of times over the past decade – and has said she has been a fan of the establishment since she was just 18.
The Barbadian singer, 35, used to show up every Sunday just after 5pm, the New York Times reported.
Although staff at the restaurant have a rule to tell customers not to ask for pictures, Rihanna is one celeb reportedly happy to pose for snaps with elated members of the public, diners say.
Other frequenters of Giorgio Baldi include models Hailey Bieber, Lori Harvey, and Kendall Jenner, while it’s also a favorite of the likes of Cindy Crawford, and couple Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.
If there weren’t already enough celebrity fans, acting legends Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, and Harvey Keitel were also spotted at the restaurant earlier this year.
The former news anchor initially concealed the massive rock the Amazon boss used to propose with in late May, but soon reached for the car door, unable not to flaunt the flashy ring
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez are pictured together in November 2021 at the LACMA: Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles, California
Jeff Bezos’ extravagant 416ft yacht has a figurehead on the prow that bears a striking resemblance to his glamorous girlfriend Lauren Sanchez, 53. The couple, who had spent the weekend at the Miami Grand Prix before jetting to Europe in late June, have been an item since their affair was exposed in January 2019 – ending both their marriages
Photos show the polished wooden sculpture on Bezos’ yacht depict a curvaceous woman carved in the style of a Roman goddess, dressed in a flowing gown and with long hair
Bezos and Sanchez have recently returned from southern Europe where they had been spending time together on Bezos’ $500million mega-yacht Koru – which means ‘new beginnings’ in Maori.
The boat is equipped with a statue of Sanchez on the bow.
The 127-metre-long superyacht was spotted off the coast of Sardinia on June 23 and was followed by a large supporter vessel that had a speed boat and helicopter on it.
The engaged couple were pictured several times during their luxurious cruise on the yacht which was built in 2021.
It’s possible the couple has been celebrating as DailyMail.com reported in May that Bezos had popped the question to Sanchez after four years of dating. The couple has yet to officially confirm the engagement, despite it being heavily rumored.
In a January interview with the Wall Street Journal, a candid Sanchez paid tribute to Bezos’ not-so-world-renowned sense of humor.
‘He makes me laugh all the time. He can be goofy. He’s so happy, he inspires me every day, he makes me a better person every day; he’s the most loving human I know.’
She described a typical weekend night as including dinner with the kids. Sanchez has three, Nikko, Eleanor Whitesell, 14, and Evan Whitesell 16. Bezos has four of his own with ex-wife Mackenzie Scott. The couple split in 2018.
The lovebirds were traveling on the mega-yacht Koru last month, with Lauren, 53, and the Amazon founder, 59, taking in the sights in a variety of European locations
The engaged couple were pictured several times during their luxurious cruise on the yacht which was built in 2021
The Amazon founder’s 230ft tall yacht, which he commissioned in 2018, currently holds the record for being the world’s tallest superyacht
The lovebirds have been spotted in a slew of luxury spots in the past year, including Portofino, Saint-Tropez, and Cannes.
While Bezos himself wasn’t spotted at the dinner last night, the billionaire could be forgiven given Amazon currently finds itself slap bang in the middle of its Prime Day sales.
The mid-summer sale for Amazon is huge for the company, as they offer thousands of discounted products to their subscribed Prime users.
According to Insider Intelligence, Prime Day will reach 174.9 million US users this year – a staggering 65.9 percent of the population.
In its very first Prime Day in July 2015, Amazon recorded profits of $900 million in sales, according to Coresight Research.
Now, Bank Of America estimates that sales could generate around $12 billion in revenue for the company, 12 percent more than a year ago.
The sale period is designed to build loyalty with customers and their paid-up Prime subscribers. But the period does also rake in up to 2 percent in annual revenues for Amazon.