Elon Musk denies having an affair with Sergey Brin, the wife of another Google co-founder.

According to a rumour in the Wall Street Journal, Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google, and Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, have broken up after Musk had an affair with Shanahan.

The Wall Street Journal said that the couple filed for divorce earlier this year, citing "irreconcilable disagreements."

 However, Musk has since denied both the claimed affair and indicated he is still friends with Brin, saying the news is entirely based on "third-party random hearsay."

In the wake of Musk's breakup with ex-girlfriend Claire Boucher (now known as Grimes), Shanahan apparently had an affair with him in Miami at the high-profile Art Basel event.

The couple's relationship was said to be strained because of their three-year-old daughter and the COVID-19 lockdowns.

Musk replied to the news by labelling it "absolute bs" on Twitter after it was published. Sergey and I were at a party together last night! ", says Musk of their friendship.