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It's been 1 year since Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez had their relationship leaked to the world - here's the full story of their whirlwind romance

Avery Hartmans   

It's been 1 year since Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez had their relationship leaked to the world - here's the full story of their whirlwind romance
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  • One year ago, Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez were publicly outed as a couple the same day the Amazon CEO and his wife, MacKenzie, announced their divorce.
  • The National Enquirer had been investigating Bezos and Sanchez for months and had obtained leaked photos and texts the couple had sent, including the now-famous message where Bezos called Sanchez "alive girl."
  • In the 12 months since, both Bezos and Sanchez have finalized their respective divorces and have embarked on a whirlwind romance that's taken them from Wimbledon to a yacht in St. Barths.
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It's been a whirlwind year for Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez.

Exactly one year ago, the bombshell news broke that Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, were getting a divorce after 25 years of marriage. Hours later, we learned that Bezos was in a relationship with Lauren Sanchez, a TV host, and helicopter pilot who, along with her husband, had been friends with the Bezoses.

Despite a tumultuous few months that involved leaked texts, blackmail, a billion-dollar divorce, and maybe even interference from the Saudi Arabian government, Bezos and Sanchez are still going strong.

Here's how their relationship became public and how they've spent their first year as a couple.

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