Who Is Lauren Sanchez? 5 Things to Know About the Woman Caught With Jeff Bezos

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TV Personality Lauren Sanchez attends the 25th anniversary celebration of “Extra” at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 10, 2018 in Universal City, California. Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

Jeff Bezos was caught cheating with Lauren Sánchez during his marriage to MacKenzie Bezos.

Hours after the Amazon CEO announced his divorce from MacKenzie, with whom he shares four children, the National Enquirer revealed Jeff was unfaithful. According to the outlet, Jeff, 54, and Sánchez, 49, have been seeing each other for eight months.

Sanchez is married to talent agent Patrick Whitesell, a longtime friend of Jeff’s.

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WME’s Patrick Whitesell, Lauren Sanchez and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos attend Jeff Bezos and Matt Damon’s “Manchester By The Sea” Holiday Party on December 3, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Amazon Studios

Here’s five things to know about Sánchez:

She’s From Albuquerque, NM
Sánchez is a third generation Mexican-American.

She’s a TV Host 
Sánchez was the longtime face of morning TV on Fox’s Good Day L.A. and was the network’s original host of the reality series So You Think You Can Dance. She also worked for Extra as a reporter, weekend anchor and special correspondent.

She’s Been in a Series of High-Profile Relationships 
Sánchez married Whitesell in 2005 and they share two children together: Evan, 12, and Ella, 10. The TV personality also shares a teenage son with ex Tony Gonzalez and was engaged to NYPD Blue actor Henry Simmons before splitting in 2003.

She’s a Helicopter Pilot 
In 2016,Sánchez founded the first female-owned aerial film and production company and she consulted on Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. “This space is dominated by men,” she told The Hollywood Reporter in November 2017. “But there’s nothing physical about flying a helicopter. You can be 5-foot-1 or 6-foot-4. There’s no reason more women aren’t in this.”

She’s Made Cameos in Movies
Sánchez has made cameo appearances in multiple films and TV shows, including The Longest Yard, The Day After Tomorrow, Batman Begins, Fight Club, NCIS and Days of Our Lives.

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