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Jeff and MacKenzie NO PRENUP … $137 BILLION on the Line

EXCLUSIVE

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos did NOT have a prenuptial agreement so, by all rights, they will split their incredible fortune right down the middle … TMZ has learned.

The couple will file divorce docs in Washington, where community property rules … translation — all earnings and income during the marriage are split 50/50.

When the couple married in 1993 — 6 months after meeting — Jeff wasn’t even a millionaire. He didn’t become one until 1997, so dreams of being the richest man in the world were pie in the sky.

The division of assets will be incredibly complicated. Aside from cold hard cash, the former couple is hardcore baronial — they own 400,000 acres of property, making them 2 of the biggest landholders in the country. Valuing that land is complicated.

As we reported, Bezos is in a relationship with former “So You Think You Can Dance” host Lauren Sanchez, who’s estranged from talent mogul Patrick Whitesell. Our sources say Lauren and Jeff started hooking up in the latter half of 2018, after they separated from their respective spouses. Lauren and Patrick are also in the middle of divorcing.

We’re also told both Patrick and MacKenzie have known about Jeff and Lauren’s relationship. It’s still awkward — Lauren and Patrick were super close to Jeff and MacKenzie for a decade.

Bezos has said his divorce is super amicable.

Jeff Bezos Divorcing after 25-Year Marriage … $137 Billion on the Line

Jeff Bezos has announced he and his wife are divorcing … and a record $ 137 BILLION is on the line.

Bezos said on Twitter after what he called a trial separation he and his wife, MacKenzie, have now decided to end their 25-year marriage.

Bezos, who is 54, made it clear the divorce is amicable, saying, “We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other.”

And this is interesting … he clearly views the marriage as a success … “If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again.”

They met in New York when he was vice president of a hedge fund. He had actually interviewed her for a job. They married in 1993 and they quit their Wall Street jobs and moved to Seattle where Jeff opened an online bookstore — the origin of Amazon.  Just like Steve Jobs, Bezos started the bookstore in his garage.

They are both super smart … they graduated from Princeton, but did not meet there … she’s 6 years younger than him.  

MacKenzie is a novelist, who studied under Toni Morrison and won an American Book Award in 2006 for “The Testing of Luther Albright.”  She’s also the Executive Director of an anti-bullying org. called Bystander Revolution.

The multi-billion dollar question … is there a prenup?  They live in Washington, which is a community property state.  That means any assets accrued during the marriage are split 50/50, unless, of course, there’s a prenup.  There are signs there was NOT a prenup … Jeff reportedly became a millionaire in 1997.

Bezos, the richest man in the world with more than a $ 40 billion edge over #2 Bill Gates, says, “Though the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends.”

Amazon is now the most valuable company on the planet … worth nearly $ 810 BILLION!

By the way … as crazy as it sounds, Bezos took a big hit last year.  His net worth was as high as $ 160 billion, but that dwindled to $ 137 billion.  

Jeff and McKenzie own a total of 400,000 acres of property, not only making them baronial, but 2 of the biggest landholders in the country. 

They have 4 children together.  They range in age fro 13 to 18.   

Tekashi 6ix9ine Sued for Bailing on Concert … $300K On The Line

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Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s legal woes continue to stack up as the rapper sits behind bars … he’s now being sued for bailing on a concert and costing promoters big bucks.

6ix9ine was supposed to play a show on Howard Homecoming Weekend back in October. According to the docs — obtained by TMZ — the rapper signed on to do the show for $ 60,000 … but according to promoters, never showed up and forced them to turn away thousands of fans.

The docs state concert organizers were scrambling to get in touch with Tekashi on the date of the show … and his management team — who are also listed as defendants in the lawsuit — did little to help.

Promoters say tons of fans showed up at the venue and waited outside for hours for the doors to open. It wasn’t until 8 PM — when concertgoers were supposed to be admitted to the event — that organizers had to let everyone know the show was canceled … fearing a riot would break out. 

Organizers claim they sold $ 165,336 in presale sears and another $ 30,300 in VIP tables for the event.

The docs — filed by attorneys Jelani D. James and Donald M. Temple — claim no less than $ 300k in damages.  

Florida Police Dog Dies in Line of Duty … After Saving Cops’ Lives

Terrible news out of Florida after a police dog was shot and killed by a suspect … and the K9 is being credited for saving the lives of officers.

The sad incident went down on Xmas Eve in Wellington, Florida … where Palm Beach County Sheriffs confronted several individuals cops say were wanted on attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery warrants.

According to local reports … one of the suspects ran and that’s when Cigo — a 3-year-old canine — gave chase. But the suspect shot Cigo before a deputy returned fire … hitting the suspect and severely injuring him. Cigo, however, would later be pronounced dead at an animal hospital.

Shortly after Cigo’s death, several tributes were posted in honor of the fallen officer. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office tweeted, “He gave his life to save others. He’s a good boy and he will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace #K9Cigo.”

The Sheriff’s Office also posted this heartbreaking video of Cigo’s handler devastated from the loss.