The couple will file divorce documents in Washington, where community property rules, meaning that all earnings and income during the marriage should be split in two, sources with direct knowledge told TMZ.
A Princeton graduate and successful author in her own right, MacKenzie was said to have been instrumental in helping Jeff found Amazon from a garage in Seattle, where they later moved.
The divorce between Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos and wife, MacKenzie, may be more complicated than originally expected.
Assuming both parties are placing a priority on the good health of Amazon and its stock, a divorce settlement could call for Jeff Bezos to keep voting control over their combined shares, even as MacKenzie remains the financial beneficiary of half of them, Lauri Kritt Martin, a California divorce lawyer, told The Post.
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No information is available on how the couple are dealing with the financial implication of the divorce.
"I would think it's pretty unlikely there was a prenup because you hear a lot about them now", he says. "As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have made a decision to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends", Bezos declared.
However, Bezos' wife, MacKenzie, knew the two were dating, the Post quotes an unnamed person close to Bezos as saying. "We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other".
PEOPLE confirmed Sanchez is also divorcing her husband of 13 years, Patrick Whitesell.