Elon Musk denies affair with Nicole Shanahan, wife of Google cofounder Sergey Brin

  • Sources told The Wall Street Journal that Elon Musk had an affair with Sergei Brin’s wife.
  • Musk called the claim “BS” and said he “haven’t had sex in ages.”
  • Musk and Brin, the co-founders of Google, were longtime friends.

Elon Musk has denied having an affair with the wife of Google cofounder and Tesla investor Sergey Brin, following a report that longtime friends had a feud over infidelity.

unnamed sources told wall street journal A Sunday report that Musk had a brief affair with Brin’s wife, Nicole Shanahan in December, led to Shanahan and Brin divorcing in January.

Musk on Sunday responded to a tweet that linked to the Journal’s report.

“It’s total BS. Sergei and I are friends and were at a party together last night!” musk wrote, “I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with so many other people around. Nothing too romantic.”

in a follow up answerMusk added: “Hadn’t even had sex in ages (aah).”

in another TweetHe added that “character assassination attacks have reached a whole new level this year, but the articles are all nothing-burger.”

“I work crazy hours, so there just isn’t enough time for shenanigans,” he said.

Musk also criticized the journal, saying it “should have a higher standard for journalism” but was reporting like a “tabloid”.

“The WSJ should run stories that really matter to their readers and have solid factual basis, not random third-party hearings,” he said.

The Journal cited court filings that said Brin cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their divorce in January.

Sources told the outlet that Musk fell down on one knee at a party earlier this year and begged Brin for an apology, and that Brin accepted the apology but was not talking “regularly” with Musk.

The Journal’s report comes after other revelations about Musk’s personal life. Insider reported in early July that Musk had twins last year with one of his top executives, Shivon Zillis. In May, Insider reported that Musk was accused of exposing himself to a SpaceX flight attendant, which he has denied.

The Journal did not immediately respond to a request for comment.