Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife MacKenzie Scott divorces her science teacher husband, MacKenzie Scott, who married Dan Jewett a year ago, has filed for divorce.
According to reports from The New York Times, the 52-year-old woman who was previously married to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos filed for divorce in King County Superior Court in Washington State on Monday. Scott and Jewett got married in California in 2021, making their breakup a little over a year later.
Jewett did not challenge the divorce, the Times reported. Property division terms have been settled upon in a private separation agreement.
Although there is no evidence of a prenup in the divorce records, the couple did use a separation contract to determine the division of assets and debts after the divorce.
On Wednesday, PEOPLE reached out to Jewett for comment, but he did not immediately respond. Many individuals attempted to contact Scott’s lawyer.
Scott and Bezos, 58, have four kids together. Before announcing their divorce in 2019, the couple had been married for 25 years. She has a net worth of $28.9 billion as of Wednesday afternoon, placing her at #39 on the Bloomberg Billionaire’s Index and making her one of the world’s wealthiest women.
According to the Washington Post, Scott and Jewett first crossed paths when they were both volunteering at her children’s school.
Philadelphia sports writer Josh Verlin previously told PEOPLE that Jewett was his AP chemistry teacher at Harriton High School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, in 2006 and 2007.
“He was involved, energetic, passionate, friendly, gregarious in a really earnest way,” Verlin remarked. “He was very engaging, and you wanted to be in his class,” one student said. “He clearly loved what he was doing, loved teaching and loved science, and enjoyed working with the students.”
Bezos expressed his approval of Scott and Jewett’s wedding to the Post.
According to what he told the paper, “Dan is such a great guy, and I am happy and excited for the both of them.” Earlier this month, she donated her $55 million Beverly Hills estate to the California Community Foundation to help fund their affordable housing grantmaking and immigrant integration program. Scott gave $436,000,000 to Habitat for Humanity in March.
The philanthropist has previously given $2.7 billion to 286 non-profits in their fight against wealth inequality. Scott and his “team of advisors” gave $4.2 billion to relief organizations across the United States in December 2020 after the COVID-19 pandemic had already hit.
Among the recipients of the donations, she noted that “some [of the organizations] are filling basic needs: food banks, emergency relief funds, and support services for those most vulnerable” in a Medium blog post dated 2020. As the crisis has exacerbated long-standing inequalities in the system, others are working to remedy these problems.