Lauren Sánchez is a 49-year-old Latina. 1
The former news anchor is a third generation Mexican-American. She grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and went to the University of Southern California from where she graduated with a degree in communications.
She was an on-air talent on 'Good Day L.A.' 2
After graduating, she had plenty of anchor jobs on TV. She worked for Fox Sports and Los Angeles' news as Channel 13 as the 11 o'clock anchor--making her the first Latina to do so.
She was also a correspondent on 'Extra.' 3
She was a weekend anchor and special correspondent for the entertainment news TV show. She often hosted the show alongside Mario Lopez.
She dated former NFL star Tony Gonzalez. 5
The pair welcomed a son together. The football player has since moved on and is in a new relationship and has welcomed two more children.
The pair welcomed a child together. 6
She welcomed her son, Nikko Gonzalez, with the football player in 2001. Nikko was the first child for both the athlete and the TV personality.
Sanchez married Patrick Whitesell in August 2005. 7
The pair tied the knot in front of famous guests during a ceremony on August 20, 2005, in Santa Barbara, California. According to People, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon Jessica Alba and Hugh Jackman among those on the guest list. They have two kids together--Evan, who was born in 2006 and Ella, who was born in 2008.
Her husband is quite accomplished himself. 8
Patrick is the co-CEO of talent agency William Morris Endeavor, which he founded in 2009. The company represents all sort of Hollywood talent and own UFC and the Miss Universe pageant. It's been reported that he and Lauren separated last year.
Lauren and her estranged husband were reportedly friendly with Jeff and his wife. 9
Patrick and Lauren have been spotted at events together in the past, like at the Manchester By The Sea holiday party in December 2016. “Patrick and Lauren have socialized with Jeff Bezos and his wife for a few years, because both [now former] couples have houses in Seattle,” a source told Page Six.
Her (ex)husband works with a lot of A-list stars, like Dwayne Johnson. 11
Patrick's company represents celebrities in film, music, television, and more. They've worked with stars like Eddie Murphy, John Travolta, Denzel Washington, Ben Affleck and more.
She is a helicopter pilot! 12
Lauren is quite the adrenaline junky and believes just about anyone can fly a helicopter, regardless of their gender or size. She also turned her passion for flying helicopters into a business.
She returned to 'Extra' to speak about her business. 13
Lauren launched a new career based on her love of being a helicopter pilot. She founded the company Black Ops Aviation in 2016, the first female-owned aerial film and production company, and they shoot aerial shots for movies and TV shows. Most recently, she worked on Gina Rodriguez's film, Miss Bala.
She's reportedly also working with Jeff professionally through her company. 14
Her production company began doing work for Jeff Bezos' aerospace company, Blue Origin. According The Blast, Black Ops is shooting footage for Blue Origin's promotional videos.
It's been reported that Lauren has been quietly seeing the Amazon guy for months. 15
The National Enquirer released photos of the pair together following the divorce news. The tabloid also reported that the rumored couple has been seeing each other for about eight months.