Lauren Sanchez dazzles in white during night out with new fiance Jeff Bezos in Cannes shows off ring
Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez have appeared in public Monday night for the first time since their engagement was made official.
The couple appeared at the Cannes Film Festival and were spotted arriving at the Cap du Cap-Eden-Roc hotel.
Sanchez, 53, could be seen wearing a sparkly white dress together with her weighty new diamond engagement ring — believed to be around 20 carats.
Bezos also looked trim in a light blue linen shirt and cream slacks as the pair walked dockside back to their yacht.
Launching their lives together, the happy couple shared news of their engagement to those attending the Vanity Fair party revealing how Bezos, 59, popped the question while sailing on board his new $500million superyacht, the Koru, sources told DailyMail.com.
Those at the event say the couple looked to be affectionate and full of love for each other.
Later the couple had dinner earlier at La Petite Maison restaurant in Cannes and could be seen heading back to Bezos’ yacht together with his sister, Christine, and her husband, Steve Poore.
The pair will soon be planning their nuptials which will likely be an extravagant affair with a star-studded guest list.
Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez appeared in public for the first time since their engagement was made official on Monday night.
The couple could be seen heading back to the billionaire’s yacht having partied at the Cannes Film Festival
Sanchez is seen taking a seat on the tender with her new engagement ring – said to be 20 carats – on display
Bezos and Sanchez were accompanied by his sister, Christine, and her husband, Steve Poore. The group had dinner earlier at La Petite Maison in Cannes
The pair looked to be relaxed as they strolled towards their waiting ride to take them back to the yacht
The couple made themselves comfortable with Bezos taking special care of his new fiancé as they returned to their $500million yacht
Bezos and Sanchez couple were seen kissing and canoodling on board ‘Koru’ over the weekend while Sanchez, 53, struggled to conceal the rock the size of a Balearic Island that glinted on her ring finger – sparkling proof that she said, ‘Yes.’
During Monday night’s party, the pair looked to be very much in love.
‘They were all over each other. I mean, they’re always affectionate, but they couldn’t keep their hands off each other,’ one onlooker told the New York Post.
“They were telling everyone they were engaged, they were so excited, they were completely in love,” said another.
The couple were seen kissing and canoodling on board the yacht throughout the weekend while Sanchez, 53, struggled to conceal the rock the size of a Balearic Island that glinted on her ring finger.
The newly minted fiancées were pictured off the coast of Cannes, where they are enjoying a Mediterranean odyssey and the maiden voyage of Bezos’s half-a-billion-dollar vessel.
At 417-feet long and 230-feet tall, ‘Koru’ is one of the world’s largest sailing yachts, complete with a 250-foot support vessel that boasts its own helipad.
The pair flew into Europe by private jet and were first seen on the deck of a superyacht last weekend.
Never knowingly understated, the man who built his own space rocket gave a less than subtle clue that this voyage would be all about Sanchez, as Bezos commissioned a curvaceous figurehead for the boat’s prow.
The pair looked elated and relaxed together as the Emmy-award-winning journalist snaps a few quick pictures on her phone. Never knowingly understated, the man who built his own space rocket gave a less than subtle clue that this voyage would be all about Sanchez, as Bezos, 59, commissioned a curvaceous figurehead for the boat’s prow
The newly minted fiancées were pictured off the coast of Cannes, where they are enjoying a Mediterranean odyssey and the inaugural voyage of Bezos’s half a billion-dollar superyacht
It is unclear when the gold burnished, polished wood sculpture became part of the vessel’s design, but the yacht was commissioned in 2018, a year before Bezos and Sanchez’s affair was exposed by the National Enquirer in a flurry of scandal that ended both of their marriages. .
The story was published on January 9, 2019. Earlier that same day Bezos and his then wife, Mackenzie Tuttle, 53, published an announcement on Twitter that they were separating and that the split after 25 years of marriage was ‘amicable.’
Around that same time, Sanchez told her then-husband, Patrick Whitesell, 58, the truth about her affair with Bezos and revealed that she had been approached for comment by the Enquirer.
Bezos was introduced to Sanchez, then a longtime anchor of Fox’s ‘Good Morning LA,’ in 2016 by his friend, her husband, Whitesell, co-CEO of Hollywood talent agency WME.
As couples Bezos and Mackenzie and Sanchez and Whitesell socialized together, with the unwitting spouses each considering the other’s a friend.
In the wake of the revelation of the affair Bezos’s and Sanchez’s marriages imploded
Tuttle, a novelist, walked away with a $35.6billion settlement, the bulk of which she has vowed to give away to charitable causes. She went on to marry Seattle science teacher Dan Jewett, though the marriage ended in September 2022.
But while the start of their relationship may have been stormy it looks like it’s smooth sailing for Bezos and Sanchez these days.
Pictured on the deck of Koru, a name which is Maori for ‘coil’ or ‘loop’ and refers to the unfurling of a fern frond, the two appeared more in love than ever.
Fittingly the koru design which is common in traditional Maori art is meant to symbolize new life, growth and peace.
Hangout in Ibiza last Wednesday, Sanchez had her new rock twisted around to the inside of her finger
Sanchez chose to leave her new dazzler aboard the Koru when the twosome went to lunch in the South of France on May 20. Bezos playfully gave her a light pat on the backside as they strolled toward their lunch destination.
Photographs taken of Bezos and Sanchez as they lap up the sun, surf and luxury of life on the high seas show them kissing and affectionately touching as they bask on board their personal love boat.
Casually dressed, with Bezos looking buff in swim shorts and Sanchez trim in bikini or casual vest top and pants, the couple appear intent on keeping their vacation as ‘low key’ as a multimillion-dollar experience taking in some of the most beautiful coastline in the world can be considered.
The Koru was handed over to Bezos just last month. It underwent sea trials in February and is the second largest sailing ship in the world – surpassed only by the Philippe Starcke designed Sailing Yacht A, which is owned by Russian fertilizer billionaire Andrey Melnichenko.
Last year, before Koru had even been launched, the vast size of her masts sparked an international controversy when Rotterdam announced that the middle section of the 100-year-old Koningshaven Bridge would be removed so the superyacht could make its way into the North Sea. .
The Koru—was unveiled in March after five years of construction. Along with a private submarine, Koru sails with a smaller 250ft support vessel that has been kitted out with a helipad and is stocked with a collection of speedboats and supercars for Bezos and Sanchez to enjoy.
Jeff Bezos’ extravagant 416ft yacht has a figurehead on the prow that bears a striking resemblance to his glamorous girlfriend Lauren Sanchez, 53. The couple, who had spent the weekend at the Miami Grand Prix before jetting to Europe, have been an item since their the affair was exposed in January 2019 – ending both their marriages
Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show the polished wooden sculpture of a curvaceous woman carved in the style of a Roman goddess, dressed in a flowing gown and with long hair
According to reports, Bezos had said he would pay to have the bridge dismantled and rebuilt again – but his request was refused.
Furious locals also created a petition to pelt the boat with rotten eggs on its maiden voyage – which garnered thousands of signatures.
In response to the backlash, Rotterdam’s mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb said no permit had been applied for, and the masts were eventually attached downstream in Rotterdam harbour.
The three-masted schooner yacht was finally delivered at the end of April and was sailed from the Netherlands to Mallorca via Gibraltar.
Along with a private submarine, Koru sails with a smaller 250ft support vessel that has been kitted out with a helipad and is stocked with a collection of speedboats and supercars for Bezos and Sanchez to enjoy.
The main ship, which is painted midnight blue and has gold accents, boasts three decks, a pool and a huge sun terrace – the same one Bezos and Sanchez were seen using earlier this week.
The interior is reportedly inspired by the Eos, a 305ft yacht owned by former Fox CEO Barry Diller, and the megaboat costs $25m a year to maintain.