According to reports, philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has filed for divorce from her second husband, Dan Jewett. Scott, who discreetly married her teacher husband in 2021 after her divorce from Jeff Bezos in 2019, is now seeking a divorce for the second time. Scott’s husband Dan Jewett is a former science teacher. It has been less than two years since the pair announced their wedding in public.
The Scott-Jewett marriage had gathered significant attention last year given the prior events in Scott’s life as she had come out of a high-profile controversial divorce from Amazon bigwig Jeff Bezos. The couple were vocal about their philanthropic partnership considering they together believed in the concept of giving more than anything, according to a note penned by Jewett.
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Details of MacKenzie Scott’s divorce from Dan Jewett
According to a detailed report, the billionaire philanthropist has filed a divorce petition in King County Superior Court in Washington. Reportedly, Jewett has not contested the divorce and the petition mentions that any kind of division of property will be a part of a separate settlement that will not be made public.
The couple announced their marriage in 2021 in a unique way by donating billions of dollars to charity foundations including Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The couple had been residing in Seattle with Scott’s four children she shares with Bezos.
Reports also mention how rumours of their separation had started floating since several nonprofits that received grants from the billionaire thanked her alone in the note, rather than thanking the couple jointly, which was the case earlier. Jewett’s name was nowhere to be seen in any of Scott’s philanthropic initiatives. Scott has also further confirmed the news through her author bio on Amazon by removing Jewett’s name from alongside hers.
Scott gained significant global attention after she ventured into donating billions of money to non-profits across the world. She started making multimillion-dollar donations after she divorced her first husband, Jeff Bezos, and Jewett was a huge supporter throughout this endeavour.