Elon Musk Responds To Report Of Having An Affair With Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin’s Wife


Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and the richest man in the world, is a highly divisive character in every sense. Every aspect of his life, both personal and professional, is fraught with controversy.

Speaking of recent controversies, Musk’s personal life has taken centre stage while he is locked in a court battle with Twitter Inc. over the $44 billion acquisition attempt.

Elon Musk’s personal life has come under scrutiny after allegations that his friendship with Google co-founder Sergey Brin was strained as a result of the Space X CEO’s alleged romance with his wife and that he was the reason for their divorce appeared.

Elon Musk is notorious for having numerous affairs, but this time, Elon denied all claims that they had a falling out and that he had an affair with his wife.

Musk’s alleged liaison with Nicole Shanahan, the wife of Google co-founder, according to the WSJ

The Wall Street Journal reported that sources close to the situation told them that Sergey Brin and his wife Nicole Shanahan ended their marriage earlier this year, citing “irreconcilable differences,” and that Musk’s alleged affair with her was the reason for their friendship to end. The Tesla founder denied the allegations after the Wall Street Journal published its report. According to the allegations, Musk even begged Brin’s pardon.

Elon Musk repeatedly criticises the WSJ.

Elon Musk recently responded to a post from a Twitter user who shared the aforementioned Wall Street Journal article in order to criticise it. In the response, he penned,

“This is total bs. Sergey and I are friends and were at a party together last night! I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with many other people around. Nothing romantic.”

He wrote in response to a user who attacked the Wall Street Journal for publishing this allegedly “baseless claim.”

“WSJ has run so many bs hit pieces on me and Tesla I’ve lost count! It’s embarrassing for them, frankly. They once wrote an article saying FBI was about to arrest me, so I called FBI to ask what’s up and they said WSJ article was total bs. Just more shortseller fud.”

He tweeted in response to a tweet from the Tesla Owners Silicon Valley fan group, saying,

Call them out on it, I guess. WSJ is supposed to have a high standard for journalism and, right now, they are way sub tabloid. WSJ should be running stories that actually matter to their readers and have solid factual basis, not third-party random hearsay

He responded in response to the Tesla hype fan page on another Tesla website:

Yeah, the character assassination attacks have reached a new level this year, but the articles are all nothing-burgers. I work crazy hours, so there just isn’t much time for shenanigans. None of the key people involved in these alleged wrongdoings were even interviewed!

Musk posted on Twitter once more, and this time it appears to be a picture showing his friendship with Brin.


The divorce between Shanahan and Brin is still pending, and according to reports, both parties are debating the terms of the settlement.

We don’t know whether Elon Musk is right or how trustworthy the WSJ’s report is. But it’s clear that this dispute won’t be resolved quickly.