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Elon Musk denies affair with Google co-founder Sergey Brin's wife
Nicole Shanahan and Sergey Brin got married almost four years ago - Photo. BBC via Getty Images

Tesla boss Elon Musk has denied having an affair with Nicole Shanahan, the wife of Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, the BBC reported.

It said that Mr Musk's comments came after the Wall Street Journal reported that his friendship with Mr Brin had ended over the alleged affair.

Replying to a link to the story posted on Twitter, Mr Musk referred to the report as "total bs".

Mr Musk went on to say that he is still friends with Mr Brin and that they were "at a party together last night!" according to the BBC.

Citing people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal said that Mr Musk was engaged in a brief affair late last year with Ms Shanahan.

The paper also said, this prompted Mr Brin to file for divorce earlier this year and ended the long friendship between the two high-profile technology billionaires.

Elon Musk denies affair with Google co-founder Sergey Brin's wife - Photo. Mega

At the time of the alleged affair in December, Mr Brin and his wife were separated but still living together, the Wall Street Journal said (WSJ), citing a person close to Ms Shanahan.

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In a separate tweet, Mr Musk said "WSJ has run so many bs hit pieces on me and Tesla I've lost count."

Even though they have a prenuptial agreement, Mr Brin and Ms Shanahan are currently negotiating a divorce settlement, which could be as much as $1bn (£830m), the paper said.

Source: BBC