News of their engagement comes after Sanchez heaped praise on her beau during his birthday in January. At the time, she also shared pictures from different trips they had embarked on.
The couple is known for their interest in philanthropy and has donated considerably to education and climate change issues.
Keep on reading to learn more.
Lauren Sanchez Says Yes To Jeff Bezos
Per Page Six, multi-billionaire Bezos and Sanchez have taken their relationship further by getting engaged.
A source confirmed the news about the couple after months of speculation, mainly swirling around the massive heart-shaped ring Sanchez has been seen wearing on multiple occasions.
It is, however, unclear when Bezos popped the question, although the duo are known to have private lives. The Amazon head and Sanchez have been dating since 2018 and have been seen together going on exotic vacations.
At the time, Bezos had split from his wife of 25 years and mother of his four children, MacKenzie Scott, although their divorce was not finalized until 2019. Likewise, Sanchez was also separating from her Hollywood talent mogul husband, Patrick Whitesell, whom she had been married to for 13 years.
Bezos and Sanchez are in France for the Cannes Film Festival and lodged on his uniquely designed $500 million yacht.
Lauren Sanchez Recently Marked Jeff Bezos’ Birthday
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The two have toured the world for most of their courtship and have continued to grow together and tighten their bond. In January, Sanchez expressed her love for the billionaire magnate as he celebrated his 53rd birthday.
She shared on Instagram a carousel of pictures of memories they have formed over the years, including images from their getaway trips to Columbia and Rome.
“Happy birthday to the man of my dreams, who lights up my world with laughter and kind heart. You have shown me that no great love is not bravely fought for,” Sánchez captioned the post. “I am so grateful for the memories we have made and the adventures yet to come,” she added. “Here’s to many more birthdays filled with love and laughter.”
At the time, Bezos replied to the post, saying, “I love you, babe.”
Jeff Bezos And Lauren Sanchez’s Love For Philanthropy
The couple is known for their philanthropic lifestyle, which is said to be one of the core values of their relationship.
“Both Jeff and Lauren are energized by the work they are doing in philanthropy,” a source told People magazine in 2021. “It’s been a focus and bright spot for them, particularly over the last year.”
Their love for philanthropy has seen them take on challenges in education via their tuition-free Montessori school and combat climate issues with the Bezos’ Earth Fund.
“They’ve been active in it — doing a lot of the calls themselves and meeting with the people working on the various initiatives they’re involved with,” the source added. “You can hear their excitement when they meet with partners on the climate, education, and homelessness work.”
Jeff Bezos Wants To Give Away Most Of His Fortune
Last November, Bezos promised to donate most of his fortune to charity work, saying he is “building the capacity to be able to give away this money.”
He made the revelation during an interview with CNN, which also featured his girlfriend turned fiance.
Despite being eager to engage in philanthropic efforts continuously, Bezos acknowledged that choosing the just causes that require support is challenging.
“The hard part is figuring out how to do it in a levered way,” Bezos said, per People. “It’s not easy. Building Amazon was not easy. It took a lot of hard work, a bunch of brilliant teammates, hard-working teammates, and I’m finding — and I think Lauren is finding the same thing — that charity, and philanthropy, is very similar.”