Did feud with Donald Trump force Jeff Bezos to announce divorce ahead of affair expose?

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder, was forced to announce his divorce ahead of a tell-all story about his eight-month affair with a former TV presenter, it was reported on Thursday.

The National Enquirer revealed on Thursday it had tailed the billionaire for four months across five states as he engaged in secret trysts with Lauren Sanchez, a former Fox presenter.

The magazine claimed to have obtained an embarrassing exchange of texts between Mr Bezos, 54, and Ms Sanchez, 49, who is married to Hollywood talent agent Patrick Whitesell.