The couple announced their decision on Twitter a few days ago and now US President Donald Trump, who is not a fan of Bezos, is rubbing it in.
Talk about kicking a man when he is down!
The Blast also reports that Bezos claimed he "supports journalistic efforts and does not intend to discourage reporting about him", but maintains that he did not cheat on his wife. "Well, I wish him luck. If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again", they added in the statement. "It's going to be a beauty".
Bezos netted about $24 billion over the course of 2018, more than other billionaires like Warren Buffett or Bill Gates, whom Bezos has traded places with as the richest person on Earth. The president has criticized coverage of his administration by the Bezos-owned Washington Post, and he's pressured the US Postal Service to raise the prices it charges Amazon to ship its packages.
Bezos and MacKenzie, who have been married for 25 years, share four children: three sons and a daughter. "As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have made a decision to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends", the statement shared via Twitter read. "We've had such a great life together as a married couple, and we also see wonderful futures ahead, as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects, and as individuals pursuing ventures and adventures".
Amazon shares rose more than 4 percent this week as Wall Street shook off concerns that CEO Jeff Bezos' impending divorce will impact the e-commerce giant's business.
The couple owns a total of 400,000 acres of property (making them 2 of the biggest landholders in the country) but they live in Washington, which is a community property state, meaning the assets accrued during their marriage are entitled to be split 50/50.