Elon Musk reportedly dropped to his knees and begged his long-time friend Sergey Brin for forgiveness after he had an affair with the Google co-founder’s wife. As reported by Business Insider, Brin divorced his wife in January upon learning of her alleged affair with Musk.
Citing sources with knowledge of the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported that the incident happened at a party earlier this year and that while Brin acknowledged the apology, the two tech moguls are not currently speaking.
The fallout stems from Musk’s reported affair with Brin’s wife, Nicole Shanahan, which the Journal reported started at the Art Basel art show in Miami in December 2021.
Brin filed for divorce in January, citing “irreconcilable differences,” according to court documents. In the subsequent months, sources said his relationship with Musk has been strained, and Brin instructed his financial advisers to sell his investments in Musk’s various businesses. Among them include Tesla, which Brin invested $500,000 in 2008, The Insider reports.
Musk has denied the affair in a series of tweets.
“This is total bs. Sergey and I are friends and were at a party together last night!” Musk wrote on Sunday. “I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with many other people around. Nothing romantic.”
“Haven’t even had sex in ages (sigh),” Musk added in a follow up tweet.
Haven’t even had sex in ages (sigh)
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 25, 2022