5 Things We Just Learned About the Bezos-Sánchez Romance – The Daily Beast

Vogue magazine published a glamorous profile of Lauren Sanchez on Monday that included enough anecdotes about her posh life with Jeff Bezos to turn Bernie Sanders into an axe-wielding madman.

The photos alone – taken by Annie Leibovitz, of course – almost seemed designed to fire up the “eat the rich” crowd: Sánchez, in a Valentino dress, bent over backwards; Sánchez was decked out in Ferragamo with one of Bezos’ rocket company test capsules; the couple, wearing cowboy hats, cheek to cheek in a truck. Sánchez, a licensed helicopter pilot, had flown her helicopter between locations.

“Epic is an understatement!” she told the outlet.

For those in a hurry to learn about the billionaire couple – Vogue suggested the “BezChez” portmanteau, but we’re against it – here are five takeaways from the article:

Sánchez insists the topless sculpture on his yacht is not her.

The internet went wild when Bezos unveiled the buxom figurehead on the bow of his megayacht who bore a striking resemblance to his friend. “I’m very flattered, but that’s not the case [me]” she told Vogue. Rather, she said the bust depicted Freyja, the “Norse goddess of love, fertility, war and gold.”

The couple is still making wedding plans.

“Will it be big? Will it be abroad? “We don’t know yet,” she said. Sánchez told the outlet she “swooned a little bit” when Bezos proposed earlier this year. He had hidden the massive engagement ring under her pillow. “She found it before bed, with no makeup on,” Vogue reported.

Even billionaires buy tacky gifts.

Sánchez enjoys her coffee in a cup with the inscription “Wake up sexy as hell again.” It was a gift from Bezos – bought on Amazon, of course.

They go to the gym as a team.

The formerly geeky Bezos found himself torn apart following his divorce from MacKenzie Scott in 2019. Sánchez said they try to keep each other in shape, “but we can’t do the same exercises.” He’s on a completely different level than me. He’s a monster at the gym.” They treat themselves on weekends, she added, when “Bezos makes churros in his air fryer, a recipe he passed down from his Cuban grandfather.”

The couple invests part of their billions in an elaborate “10,000 year clock”.

“It represents thinking about the future,” she said of the project, a somewhat confusing initiative that involved drilling 500 feet underground to install a “10,000-pound bronze-encased concrete pendulum.” Bezos told Vogue that the clock will chime “at one year, 10 years, 100 years, 1,000 years and 10,000 years.”

“The whole point of the clock,” he predicted, “is that after a few hundred years it will, like all old things, acquire a certain respect.”