Jeff Bezos dressed down for a hot date with his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez on Wednesday night, as the couple continued their romantic getaway in London.
The Amazon founder, 58, who as of Thursday morning is worth $165 billion, was pictured looking loved up with his model partner, as they left the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho, where they had dinner.
Lauren, 52, looked youthful in a plunging olive green crop top, which she paired with nautical-style high-waisted white shorts, while carrying a pink crocodile Hermes Birkin bag that is worth around $100,000.
She completed her ensemble with a denim jacket, aviator shades, and some $750 studded Valentino sandals.
Romance: Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, 58, dresses down as he leaves Soho hotel with crop-top wearing girlfriend Lauren Sanchez, 52
A step back in time: Lauren, 52, looked youthful wearing a plunging crop top with nautical-themed high-waisted white shorts
Meanwhile, her long-term boyfriend Jeff looked casual in light-wash jeans, a navy polo T-shirt and matching padded vest, which he wore with sunglasses and a navy baseball cap.
The loved-up pair put on a very affectionate display as they left the hotel hand-in-hand, with Lauren happily grinning for the cameras as they made their way into a waiting car.
No doubt they had a delightful meal as the hotel’s website says guests can enjoy seasonal dishes including varieties of summer squash with caponata and courgette flowers for $34 and summer fish stew with saffron potatoes and coastal greens for $41, as well as classics including a veal chop for $51 and an Angus porterhouse steak to share for $109.
The couple has been enjoying the British city for quite some time now, as they were first spotted in London on July 25, when they went to upscale restaurant The Twenty Two – a private members’ club – for dinner with Tom Cruise.
During their romantic London getaway, the couple also enjoyed a private tour of Buckingham Palace, as well as a slew of other extravagant meals.
Bezos is thought to have spent $109 (£90) per ticket for up to 30 of his family members to be shown around the palace’s art collection on Monday.
Then, the couple headed to the Connaught Hotel for dinner, which boasts three different restaurants – so it’s unclear which one they chose for their meal.
The pair was also spotted eating at the popular hotspot The Wolseley over the weekend. The seafood restaurant offers oysters, crab, scallops, and prawns as appetizers, and things like smoked haddock, poached salmon, and lobster for the main course.
It’s unclear when exactly the businessman first started dating Sanchez, but it’s been said that they got together while he was still married to his ex-wife, Mackenzie Scott.
Love the look: Lauren wore comfortable looking flat studded sandals and completed her outfit with a cropped denim jacket
Waiting list luxury: Lauren added a pop of color to her ensemble with a pink crocodile Hermes Birkin handbag, which is valued at around $100,000
Their affair was exposed by the National Enquirer in January 2019. Soon after, the businessman split from his wife of over 25 years and the mother of his four children, Scott, 51.
Sanchez was also married when her relationship with Bezos was outed, and it was her husband – co-CEO of Hollywood powerhouse agency WME, Patrick Whitesell, 56 – who reportedly introduced the two lovers in the first place.
Bezos and Scott finalized their divorce in April 2019, which was the same month that Sanchez and Whitesell ended their marriage.
Bezos and Sanchez made their first public appearance together in May of that year, before jetting off to St. Barts for a romantic getaway.
They made their red carpet debut as a couple in January 2020, and have been happily in love ever since.
Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but grew up in Houston, Texas, and then Miami, Florida. I graduated from Princeton University in 1986.
I launched Amazon in 1994, which began as an online book store. He first became a billionaire in 1998, and has since increased his fortune by 12,425 percent – now raking in more than $140,000 per minute.
What a people! Jeff held the door open for Lauren as she got into a waiting car
Happy: The couple appear very much in love and hold hands the whole time
Having a blast: During their trip to London, the couple have enjoyed a private tour of Buckingham Palace before dinner at a private members’ club with Tom Cruise
He is now the third richest man in the world after Tesla owner Elon Musk and Bernard Arnault, who oversees an empire of 70 brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora, according to Forbes.
He stepped down as CEO of Amazon last July to focus on his ‘other passions,’ including his spaceflight company Blue Origin, The Washington Post (which he purchased in 2013), and his biotech brand Altos Labs, among other things. He also started a venture capital called Bezos Expeditions.
Last year he was blasted into space on board the New Shepard rocket, in a trip lasting just over ten minutes.
The trip comes just weeks after it was reported that Bezos helped his parents snap up a six-bedroom, seven-bathroom waterfront mega-mansion in Miami, Florida’s Coral Gables for $34 million.
And Mike and Jackie Bezos are also eyeing up the property next door for another $40 million.
The multi-billionaire founder of Amazon is generously helping the parents who raised him to make the combined $74 million mega-purchase, the New York Post reported.
His parents’ new luxury 12,000-square-foot waterfront estate with ocean access is described as a ‘2021 Masterpiece’ and one of only two in the gated community – with the other thought to soon be Mike and Jackie’s property, too.
Although the next-door property is listed as currently not for sale, this suggests that Bezos might have to use all his charm and financial might to convince the current occupants to part with their home.