Jeff Bezos jokingly threatened Leonardo DiCaprio after a video of the Amazon billionaire’s girlfriend looking star-struck on meeting the Titanic actor went viral on social media. Footage that has been doing the rounds of Twitter appears to show Lauren Sanchez engaged in a conversation with Leonardo DiCaprio while Jeff Bezos stood silently by her side.
The six-second video was filmed during the LACMA Art+Film Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday, reports USA Today. It has been viewed a staggering 16 million times on Twitter.
In the clip, Ms Sanchez was seen smiling broadly as she chatted with Leonardo DiCaprio. The six-second video, taken without context, appears to suggest that Mr Bezos was the third wheel on this occasion – and the fact wasn’t lost on him. The Amazon and Blue Origin founder responded to the clip by jokingly threatening his rival.
“Leo, come over here, I want to show you something,” he wrote while responding to the clip on Monday. Alongside his tweet, Mr Bezos shared a shirtless photo of himself standing over a sign that reads, “Danger! Steep cliff. Fatal drop.”
Leo, come over here, I want to show you something… @LeoDiCapriohttps://t.co/Gt2v9JZTNzpic.twitter.com/KqGLB839NI
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) November 8, 2021
The billionaire’s tweet has gone viral with over 1.4 lakh ‘likes’ and a thousands of amused comments.
Leo when his Amazon account stops working pic.twitter.com/4Q6Llmo3c7
— lind⚡️ey (@linds_sey1010) November 8, 2021
— Josiah (@eyosi_t) November 8, 2021
There is no way this is a real tweet https://t.co/1R84DmwWkz
— Fiona Applebum says #BlockShaunKing ???? (@WrittenByHanna) November 8, 2021
???????? sometimes I forget billionaires see the same jokes we see.. or is he serious ???? ????
— Jamal Campbell (@HeisTooTall) November 8, 2021
Jeff Bezos has been romantically linked to American news anchor Lauren Sanchez since 2019. Their relationship made headlines shortly after the Amazon chief, in a surprise announcement, revealed that he was divorcing his wife, MacKenzie Scott, after 25 years together.
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