Lauren Sanchez, born in 1969, is an entertainment journalist and news anchor. She has been a guest host on The View, co-anchor of KTTV Fox 11's Good Day LA and host of Fox 11 News at Ten, as well as an anchor and special correspondent on Extra. Sanchez has also been a regular guest star on shows including Larry King Live, The Joy Behar Show and Showbiz Tonight.
Lauren Sanchez was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to a second generation Mexican-American family. Sanchez has one child from her relationship with former NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez. In August 2005, she married Patrick Whitesell, a Hollywood agent and founding partner of the talent agency Endeavour. Sánchez has a son and daughter with Whitesell.
In 2018, Sanchez had an extramarital affair with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos while they were both married, leading to his divorce from his wife MacKenzie, to whom he had been married of 25 years prior to founding Amazon. This eventually led to her divorce from Whitesell.
In February 2019, Bezos published a blog post alleging that National Enquirer publisher American Media, Inc. had attempted blackmail and extortion in connection with Bezos' alleged relationship with Sánchez. In April 2019, Sánchez and Whitesell filed for divorce, which was finalized in October of that year. As of 2020, Sanchez was commonly being described as Bezos' girlfriend. On May 22, 2023, Sanchez and Bezos got engaged.