Look who’s found love too! Patrick Whitesell, 54, is pictured in gushing Instagram post with his new Australian girlfriend, 36, a day after his estranged wife Lauren Sanchez – who left him for Jeff Bezos – stepped out sporting a diamond ring
- Hollywood agent Whitesell is now dating Australian actress and mother-of-two Pia Miller, 36
- Miller shared the couple’s first loved-up Instagram on Monday, the same day Sanchez and Bezos were spotted in the Caribbean
- Sanchez, 50, was sporting a huge diamond ring
- Her affair with Bezos was among the biggest scandals of the year
Patrick Whitesell, the estranged husband of Lauren Sanchez, who left him for Jeff Bezos in one of the biggest scandals of the year, is dating Australian actress Pia Miller.
Hollywood agent Whitesell is who introduced his former wife to the Amazon founder in 2016.
Her leaving him for Bezos sparked a torrent of media attention as it was claimed the billionaire had not yet left his wife of 23 years, MacKenzie, when he and Sanchez started dating.
They have been keeping a low profile for much of the year but this week were spotted on St Barths.
Lauren, 50, was sporting an enormous diamond ring on one finger which triggered engagement rumors. She later appeared without the ring.
Pia shared this Instagram photo on Monday, her first gushing post over her new boyfriend, on the same day his ex was spotted in St Barts wearing a diamond ring
Lauren Sanchez and Jeff Bezos are pictured in St Barts on Monday. Their romance was revealed at the start of the year
On Monday, Pia – a 36-year-old mother-of-two best known for her role on Australian soap Home and Away and for a small role in Dora the Explorer – gushed over her romance with Patrick, 54, on Instagram.
Miller, who has been married once before, is best known for her role on Home and Away
She shared a photograph of the pair during a trip to Paris earlier this year.
While their romance had been widely reported on, it was the first bold expression of love either of them has shared it on social media.
Miller was married to Australian AFL star Brad Miller for eight years before their 2015 split.
She was engaged last year but broke off the relationship in around April.
Her romance with Whitesell was first reported as far back as May.
Lauren and Patrick had been married for 13 years. They have two sons together and she also has a son from a previous relationship.
He introduced her to Bezos wile they were both still married. They bonded over their shared love of aviation and content production; Lauren got her start in TV but is now a helicopter pilot.
For months, Bezos and Sanchez met up secretly on private planes and in love nests around the country.
Pia ana Patrick in November. Their romance was first reported in the summer. It is believed to have started in May
The pair attended a basketball game at the start of the month where they mingled with Jared Leto
Engagement rumors swirled earlier this week when Lauren was pictured wearing a large ring
Patrick and Lauren were married for 13 years. Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie
The timing of when they got together and when they both formally left their spouses has always been hazy.
Both have denied infidelity and say they are on good terms with their former spouses. None of the parties have spoken publicly of the scandal, but sources close to all three have, including one who said Patrick was ‘blindsided’ by his wife’s budding romance with the richest man in the world.
It became public in a National Enquirer expose which Bezos has since admonished as an aggressive and invasive process.
He also says he was threatened by the magazine’s publisher, American Media Inc.
MacKenzie Bezos maintained a dignified silence throughout. She walked away with $38 billion and a four percent stake in Amazon – the biggest settlement in history.
She has since pledged to donate much of her wealth to good causes.
Bezos was introduced to Lauren through her estranged husband. They are seen together in December 2016