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Jeff Bezos attends graduation ceremony of fiancee Lauren Sanchez's son. Who is he and who else attended the party

Lauren Sanchez, who is the fiancee of billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, attended her son’s graduation ceremony along with her ex-boyfriend Tony Gonzales and his wife October Gonzales. Jeff Bezos was also seen attending the ceremony. In a post shared on the social media site Instagram which is owned by Meta, she shared a collage of photographs of her son, her ex-partner and everyone else who was part of this graduation day ceremony. She also shared a clip of her speech to her son. She said: “I’m super excited to see this next chapter in your life is going to be. I know it is going to be amazing. I am so proud of you. You have no idea how proud I am”, she told Nikko who is just 23 years old.
She also added how proud she was of her son even as she became emotional seeing him graduate.

The collage of photos
Many of the photos that were shared included a family portrait of Nikko in his graduation gown and cap while others included her photos with Nikko and another one with Nikko’s father Tony. Finally, she shared another photo with Nikko, Jeff, Tony, herself and October.

It was in 2001 that Sanchez and Tony welcomed Nikko when they were dating. The couple separated and in 2007 Tony met his future wife October and they tied the knot.

Nikko’s stepmother also shared a post on Instagram congratulating him. October shared a post containing behind-the-scenes of the graduation ceremony and the family’s ongoing festivities.

Her Instagram caption read: “What a time we had celebrating Nikko’s graduation! We are so very proud of all you have accomplished and the person you are Nikko. You are so loved by so many!”.

Sanchez is also the mother to Evan Whitesell (17) and Ella Whitesell (16) whom she shares with Patrick Whitesell. The pair married in 2005 and finalized a divorce in 2019 which included the joint custody of the two children. It was after this that her relationship with Jeff Bezos went public. The two are engaged and a wedding date has not been finalized.


1. Who is Jeff Bezos’s ex-partner?
Jeff Bezos was married to Mackenzie for 25 years. The couple secured a divorce in 2019.

2. When did Lauren Sanchez and Jeff Bezos get engaged?
It was reported that Lauren Sanchez and Jeff Bezos have been in a relationship since 2019. They got engaged in 2023. The wedding dates have not been announced yet.

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