As Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced his divorce from wife MacKenzie, details of a relationship with another woman have surfaced. Bezos has reportedly been dating former anchor Lauren Sanchez, who has a love of flying and her own aerial filming company. As the new couple comes into the spotlight amid Bezos’ high-profile divorce, here is everything you need to know about his new girlfriend.

  1. Sanchez is 49 years old and has three children.
  2. Sanchez was a morning co-anchor on Fox 11’s “Good Day LA,” as well as a correspondent on “Extra.”
  3. She attended the University of Southern California on a scholarship, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She also interned at Los Angeles station Channel 13 during the same time.
  4. Sanchez is a licensed pilot, getting her helicopter pilot’s license in 2016. She started flying planes in 2011. Her father was a flight instructor and a mechanic that rebuilt airplanes, Business Insider reported.
  5. She acted as a consultant on Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” Business Insider said.
  6. She was also hired by Bezos to take aerial shots for his Blue Origin company, according to Page Six.
  7. She worked as an aerial producer for director Catherine Hardwicke’s “Miss Bala,” an upcoming movie starring Gina Rodriguez, People reported.
  8. In 2016, she founded Black Ops Aviation, an aerial filming company. She has shot footage for Amazon, Netflix, and Fox, according to Business Insider.
  9. Sanchez appeared as a news anchor in the movies “Fight Club,” “The Day After Tomorrow,” and “The Fantastic Four.”
  10. She has also appeared in movies “Ted 2” as a newscaster and “The Longest Yard” as herself.
  11. She was the first host on the series “So You Think You Can Dance.” She left to have her second child, People reported.
  12. She was a guest co-host on “The View” from 2000-2014.
  13. Sanchez married Patrick Whitesell in 2005 and separated from him in fall, the New York Post reported. Whitesell is the co-CEO of WME, a Hollywood agency that serves clients Matt Damon, Christian Bale, and Hugh Jackman to name a few, according to the Business Insider.
  14. She did not start dating Bezos until she was separated from Whitesell. Her ex and MacKenzie knew about the relationship for months, TMZ reported.
  15. Sanchez is in the process of divorcing Whitesell, People confirmed.
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is dating former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez. Sanchez arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 7, 2010, in West Hollywood, California. Getty Images/Pascal Le Segretain