Lauren Sánchez Age, Height, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Father: Ray Sánchez
Age: 53 Years

Lauren Sanchez

Full nameLauren Wendy Sánchez
Other nameW. Lauren Sánchez
Profession(s)Journalist, Entrepreneur, Actor, Media personality
Famous forBeing Jeff Bezos' fiancée
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-28-34
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth19 December 1969 (Friday)
Age (as of 2022)53 Years
BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Zodiac signSagittarius
HometownAlbuquerque, New Mexico
School• Del Norte High School, San Diego, California
• Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles
College/University• El Camino College, Torrance, California
• University of Southern California
Educational Qualification(s)• A degree in communication at El Camino College
• A degree in journalism at the University of Southern California

Note: She studied at the University of Southern California on a scholarship.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusEngaged
Affairs/Boyfriends• Anthony Miller (NFL player)
Anthony Miller's photo
• Derek Fisher (NBA player)
Derek Fisher's photo
• Henry Simmons (Hollywood actor)
Lauren with Henry Simmons in a photo
Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon)
Lauren and Jeff standing together

Note: She began an extra-marital affair with Jeff in 2018.
Fiancé• Rory Markas (deceased in 2010; rumoured, sports broadcaster) [1]E! Online
Rory Markas' photo
Jeff Bezos (engaged in May 2023) (founder of Amazon)
Jeff with Lauren during an event
Husband/SpouseFirst Husband- Tony Gonzalez (former NFL player)
Tony Gonzalez with Lauren and Nikko
Second Husband- Patrick Whitesell (m.2005-div.2019) (businessman, executive chairman of Endeavor)
Lauren posing for a photo with Patrick Whitesell

Note: According to some sources, Lauren was not married to Tony Gonzalez and was only in a relationship with him.
ChildrenSon(s)- 2
• Nikko Gonzalez (with Tony Gonzalez; professional rugby player)
Lauren posing for a photo with Nikko
• Evan Whitesell (with Patrick Whitesell)
Daughter- 1
• Ella Whitesell (with Patrick Whitesell)
Lauren with Patrick, Evan, and Ella during an event
ParentsFather- Ray Sánchez
Mother- Eleanor Sánchez
SiblingsBrother- Michael Sánchez (singer)
A photo of Michael with his sister Lauren
Sister- Elena Sánchez Blair (photographer)
Lauren with Elena
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$30 million (as of 2023)

Lauren Sanchez

Some Lesser Known Facts About Lauren Sánchez

  • Lauren Sánchez is a Mexican-American news anchor, businesswoman, Hollywood actress, and media person who is best known for appearing in Barbara Walters’ The View, FOX 11’s Good Day LA and Ten O’clock News, CNN’s Larry King Live, Joy Behar: Say Anything!, and HLN’s Showbiz Tonight. Lauren has often made the headlines for being in a relationship with Jeff Bezos, the owner of the e-commerce giant Amazon. She again came into the limelight in May 2023 after she got engaged to Jeff.
  • According to Lauren, her family underwent a financial crisis when she was a child. She talked about it in an interview and said,

    We came from nothing. I used to sleep in the back of my grandmother’s car when she would go clean houses, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have a career.”

  • In the late 1980s, Lauren was one of the contenders at the Miss Hawaiian Tropic International Beauty pageant.

    Lauren's photo taken during the Miss Hawaiian Tropic International Beauty pageant

    Lauren’s photo taken during the Miss Hawaiian Tropic International Beauty pageant

  • Lauren underwent a helicopter flying course while studying at the University of Southern California.
  • After completing college, Lauren was employed as a desk assistant at KCOP-TV in Los Angeles.
  • After leaving her job at KCOP-TV, Lauren moved to Phoenix, where she was hired as an anchor and a news reporter by KTVK-TV.
  • She began working at a syndicated news broadcasting news magazine titled Extra in 1997. She worked there as a weekend anchor/correspondent till 2000.

    A still from Lauren's presentation on rugby

    A still from Lauren’s presentation on rugby

  • She was later hired as a news correspondent by the Fox Sports Network (FSN) for its sports magazine Going Deep. Thereafter, she started working as an entertainment reporter at The Best Damn Sports Show Period, which aired on FSN. She got nominated for an Emmy Award while working at the FSN.

    A photo of Lauren taken as the anchor of the Best Damn Sports Show Period

    A photo of Lauren taken as the anchor of the Best Damn Sports Show Period

  • She was re-employed by KCOP-TV in Los Angeles in 1999. While working there as an anchor, she received an Emmy Award.
  • She participated in the nationwide hosting competition in February 2002 in the second season of The View. In the show, she ended up as a runner-up.
  • Lauren Sánchez hosted the first season of a dance reality TV show titled So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) in 2005. She, however, refused to host the show’s second season as she was pregnant.
  • In 2009, she was re-hired by Extra, where she worked there as a weekend anchor and special correspondent.

    Lauren's photo taken on the sets of Extra

    Lauren’s photo taken on the sets of Extra

  • Apart from news anchoring, Lauren has acted in several Hollywood films and TV series including Babylon 5 (1997), Fight Club (1999), Girlfriends (2001), Hollywood Homicide (2003), Fantastic Four (2005), The Longest Yard (2005), The Agency (2005), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), White House Down (2013), Rake (2014), and Ted 2 (2015)
  • Her name was listed in People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful” 2010 issue.
  • After passing rigorous flying tests, Lauren earned her helicopter pilot’s license in 2016.
  • Lauren Sánchez founded Black Ops Aviation, US’ first woman-owned aerial film and production company, in 2017. The company owns an impressive fleet of aircrafts and helicopters like BELL 429 w/Shotover, AS350 w/Shotover, and Cirrus SR22. Under her directorship, the company has rendered its services to entertainment networks including ABC, Discovery Canada, Sony, Netflix, and Discovery.

    A photo of Lauren taken while she was sitting in the cockpit of a helicopter

    A photo of Lauren taken while she was sitting in the cockpit of a helicopter

  • Lauren Sánchez was later appointed as the Vice Chairperson of the Bezos Earth Fund through which she tries to educate the people across the globe about the threats posed by climate change.
  • In February 2019, Jeff made his relationship with Lauren public through a blog post according to which Jeff and Lauren were being blackmailed by a pro-Donald Trump media house named American Media, Inc. of releasing Jeff and Lauren’s private photos to the public. Jeff also claimed that American Media, Inc. demanded that the Washington Post, owned by Jeff, should curtail posting negative information and articles about Donald Trump. [2]The New York Times
  • It was disclosed in March 2019 that American Media, Inc. has gotten its hands on Jeff and Lauren’s private photos and texts through Lauren’s brother Michael following which Lauren cut all relations with him. According to sources, Michael received $200,000 from American Media, Inc. to supply them with the couple’s intimate information; however, Michael defended himself by denying the claims. [3]MEAWW While giving an interview, he said,

    I’m not saying I didn’t do something. Until I go under oath, what I can tell you now is that ever since April 20, when I met Jeff, my only goal has been to protect Jeff and Lauren.

    Lauren later revealed that she once helped Michael come out of bankruptcy by giving him a job and $165,000.

  • In 2023, Lauren announced that she would fly to space with an all-woman crew aboard the New Shepard rocket in 2024.
  • According to Lauren, she suffers from a learning disorder called Dyslexia. She talked about it in an interview and said,

    I am dyslexic and I literally had to put myself in a room and just cram to figure it out. They call them learning differences now, which is really sweet, but growing up I just thought that I was stupid. My co-anchors knew I was dyslexic but not many more [did]. I felt like I had to hide it because it just wasn’t something that people talked about.”

  • Lauren likes animals, and she owns an Old English Sheepdog named Luna and an Alaskan Malamute named Blu.

    A photo of Lauren's pets Luna and Blu

    A photo of Lauren’s pets Luna and Blu