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Elon Musk denies relationship with wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin | world News

Elon Musk has denied reports that he had a brief affair with the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Nicole Shanahan.

The head of Tesla and SpaceX said on Twitter that there was “nothing romantic” between him and Ms. Shanahan, adding that he and Brin are still friends.

Musk’s tweets followed a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article citing unnamed sources saying he had a brief relationship with Ms. Shanahan.

The paper said the case prompted Brin to file for divorce from Shanahan earlier this year and ended a longtime friendship between the tech billionaires.

Musk responded to a tweet about the story on Twitter, adding that it was “Total PS”.

Tesla and Google, its parent company Alphabet, did not immediately respond to requests for comment, and neither Brin nor Shanahan were immediately available for comment.

Brin’s lawyer declined to comment to The Wall Street Journal, and Shanahan did not respond to the magazine’s requests for comment.

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Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, and Nicole Shanahan

Citing records that Mr. Breen had filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences,” the newspaper reported citing records it said were filed with the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

Reuters was unable to independently determine whether divorce papers had been filed.

The Wall Street Journal also said in its report that Mr. Brin instructed his advisers to sell personal investments in Musk’s companies after becoming aware of the issue.

The newspaper said it could not determine the size of the investment or whether there were any sales.

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