Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez attended the Tom Ford fashion show in Los Angeles – rubbing shoulders with fashion royalty including Anna Wintour.
The Amazon boss, 56, sat on the front row with his rumoured fiance, 50, at the high- profile event held at Milk Studios in Hollywood.
The couple – who held hands during the evening – chatted to Vogue’s British-American Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour during the Fall/Winter 2020 show.
The billionaire looked in high spirits despite recent controversy as he enjoyed the event which was also attended by Jennifer Lopez, Renée Zellweger, Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore.
It come after claims Bezos’ phone was hacked in 2018 after he received a malicious WhatsApp message from the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, months before the National Enquirer exposed his affair.
The entrepreneur received a video file containing malicious code from Mohammed Bin Salman’s personal phone number, The Guardian reported last month.
According to forensic examination of the phone afterwards, the message was sent on May 1, 2018. Within hours, a large amount of data from Bezos’ phone was extracted. There is no detail of what kind of data was taken.
Eight months later, the National Enquirer exposed Bezos’ affair with Lauren Sanchez, and Bezos accused the tabloid of ‘extortion and blackmail’ for threatening to publish nude photos of himself and Sanchez that the tabloid had ‘obtained’.
In a blog post at the time, Bezos pointed to the Enquirer’s alleged financial ties to Saudi Arabia, and hinted that the kingdom was furious with him for coverage in the Washington Post, which Bezos owns, about columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s death at the hands of a Saudi hit squad.
David Pecker, the publisher of AMI which owns the National Enquirer met the crown prince in September 2017. Both have strenuously denied working together in the past to attack Bezos.
It emerged yesterday that Lauren Sanchez’s brother has claimed in a lawsuit that the pair are engaged.
Michael Sanchez referred to Bezos as his sister’s ‘current fiance’, according to the defamation lawsuit he filed in Los Angeles.
The Hollywood talent manager is currently suing Bezos and his security consultant Gavin de Becker for defamation.
Sanchez alleges that the Amazon founder and his team falsely told reporters that he was the one who provided nude photos of Bezos to The National Enquirer.
The lawsuit contains several allegations about Bezos and his girlfriend, including that their relationship started before previously implied and that Lauren had a role in leaking the couple’s texts and photos.
In one part of the lawsuit, Sanchez describes his sister as Bezos’ fiance.
The couple have not publicly said they are engaged.
Lauren was spotted last month wearing a large ring on her right hand while they were vacationing in St Barth.
They have not responded to Sanchez’s claim they are engaged.