Nicole Shanahan, the ex-wife of Google co-founder Sergei Brin, has denied the claims of having a sexual relationship with billionaire Elon Musk. She clarified that the interactions between her and Musk were focused on discussions related to her daughter’s autism.

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Who is Nicole Shanahan?

Nicole Shanahan is the former wife of Google co-founder Sergei Brin. She married Sergei in 2018. She is an accomplished attorney based in California. She is a research fellow at the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, CodeX. As a research fellow, Shanahan makes a contribution to the nexus of law and technology by investigating cutting-edge methods for legal informatics and its uses in the legal industry.

Nicole Shanahan attracted media attention because of her private life and notable connections. After meeting Sergei in 2014, she got married to Google co-founder Sergey Brin. They got hitched in 2018 but split in 2022 after rumors in the media and alleged scandals. 

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As per media reports, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, and Shanahan reportedly had a brief relationship during Art Basel in Miami, which is thought to have contributed to the breakdown of her marriage.

Shanahan recently in an interview with People denied all the claims of her dating Elon Musk. She said, “My career has been based on academic and intellectual credibility, and I was being shamed internationally for being a cheater. To be known because of a sexual act is one of the most humiliating things . . . it was utterly debilitating.” reported Daily Mail.

She said that she and Sergey Brin maintain a solid co-parenting relationship for the sake of their children despite the difficulties in her past relationships. She has also found new love in Jacob Strumwasser, the vice president of Lightning Labs.

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The relationship between Nicole Shanahan and Jacob Strumwasser began when they met at the Burning Man festival last year. The duo established a close friendship at first, and as their bond grew, they began to fall in love.