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Musk denies affair with Sergey Brin's wife

Elon Musk reportedly had a short romance with Sergey Brin's then-wife Nicole Shanahan last autumn.

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Musk refuted the Journal's story that Brin's romance led to his divorce and ended his relationship with Musk. Instead,

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He termed it a "hit piece" on Sunday and shared a selfie with Brin on Monday.

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"Friend: Brin and Shanahan split in December."

A friend told the Journal in December that Brin and Shanahan were both happy.

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Brin's January divorce suit cited "irreconcilable problems," according the Wall Street Journal.

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Musk regularly slept at Brin's Silicon Valley house, according to reports. Brin, worth $95 billion, has invested in Tesla since Musk founded it in 2003.

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Brin gave $40 million in 2006 with Google co-founder Larry Page. Musk made pals requests for funding in 2008, according to Ashlee Vance's 2015 book. Brin spent $500,000

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Musk apologized to Brin at a party earlier this year, but Brin isn't on regular speaking terms with Musk.

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The Tesla and SpaceX creator and CEO is also the richest person. After he ended the deal, Twitter sued Musk to finish his $44 billion acquisition of the social media site.

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Musk and one of his colleagues had twins in November. Musk was previously accused of exposing himself to a flight attendant and having SpaceX pay her $250,000.

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Musk didn't react immediately. We couldn't immediately contact Brin or Shanahan, who leads a reproductive justice charity.

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