Summer may well be coming to an end, but Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez seem determined to prove that their romance is hotter than ever.
The couple were pictured canoodling aboard a yacht in Venice on Thursday evening, apparently lost in their own world as they kissed, cuddled, and giggled with one another during their romantic trip to Italy – the latest in a long line of exotic destinations they have visited so far this summer.
Jeff, 55, and Lauren, 49, were seen aboard designer Diane von Furstenberg and her media tycoon boyfriend Barry Diller’s $70 million yacht indulging in a romantic moment, before they disembarked the boat for what appeared to be a double dinner date with two of their fellow guests.
Pucker up! Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, 55, and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez, 49, were pictured putting on a very public display of affection while enjoying a romantic trip to Venice this week
Something funny? At one point during the romantic moment, Lauren threw her head back and laughed, while Jeff leaned into her neck
Taking a break: At one point, the pair both broke away from their laughing and kissing in order to check their phones, although Lauren still kept one arm wrapped around Jeff’s shoulders
Dinner date: The couple then disembarked the $70 million yacht – which belongs to designer Diane von Furstenberg and her media tycoon partner Barry Diller – in order to stroll into the city with two friends on what looked like a double date
Summer style: Lauren showed off her curvy figure in a patterned black maxi dress, which she paired with mirrored sunglasses and some large diamond stud earrings. Jeff went a bit more casual in scuffed jeans and leather boots
Before joining the rest of their dinner party however, the two took a moment for themselves, with Lauren wrapping her arms tightly around Jeff’s shoulders as he seemingly whispered in her ear – prompting the former news anchor to throw her head back in laughter at one point.
The duo were not totally lost in the throes of passion however; both were seen checking their phones with one hand, while keeping the other arm wrapped around their partner.
Jeff and Lauren appear to have been waiting for some friends, however they made full use of the free time in seize a few private minutes of romance, before heading out on what appeared to be a double dinner date. Having been joined by two of their fellow yacht passengers, the couples were seen strolling through the city and into a local restaurant not long after leaving the boat.
Lauren certainly looked ready for an evening on the town, wearing a long black patterned maxi dress that perfectly highlighted her curves; she paired the summery garment with some mirrored sunglasses, large diamond stud earrings, and a pair of sandals, but went without a handbag for the evening, carrying only her iPhone in her hand while holding Jeff’s in the other.
Her billionaire beau meanwhile went for a rather more casual approach, opting for a dark blue linen button-up shirt, a pair of ripped blue jeans, and some brown boots to match the brown belt around his waist.
There they go again: The couple were standing alongside the stairs of the boat, apparently waiting for their friends to join them for their dinner date
Summer of love: The trip to Venice is the latest in a long line of vacations the couple has enjoyed together over the past few months, and comes just weeks after they traveled to Spain on billionaire David Geffen’s yacht
Soaking it up: The pair appear determined to make their summer of love last as long as possible
Final check: After the couple stopped kissing, Lauren made a quick adjustment to her dress, before leaving the boat with her boyfriend and their friends
It was the same outfit he was seen wearing earlier in the evening when he and Lauren joined Diane, Barry, and several other yacht guests on the bow of the boat, where they appear to have spent some time relaxing and chatting while perhaps watching the sunset.
Unlike her boyfriend, Lauren chose to change in between activities, having previously modeled a much shorter white patterned dress while lounging on the boat alongside Jeff, Diane and Barry.
Ever the fashion favorite, Diane plumped for a very trendy look for the night, donning a pair of brightly-colored rainbow pants, which she wore with a simple black T-shirt, keeping things nice and casual for their evening of yacht lounging.
Her partner Barry meanwhile went even more low-key, wearing just a faded blue T-shirt and shorts as he perched behind Diane, watching on as she snapped a few photos of her surroundings – perhaps snagging a few of the sunset that evening.
The two couples were also joined by eight or so other guests, who were all pictured sitting as a group on the bow of the boat, with Lauren and Jeff reclining on the yacht’s nets, while others stayed perched on the deck and the bowsprit.
An evening out: The couple were joined by another duo for the evening, and were seen leaving the boat as a foursome
Businessman on the go: Jeff was seen taking a call as he disembarked the vessel in his faded blue jeans and matching shirt
Reunited: He soon hung up the phone and grabbed Lauren’s hand however
Loved up: Both couples were seen holding hands as they walked into the city for dinner
Inseparable: The couple held hands as they strolled through the city, where they were then seen entering a restaurant with their friends
No doubt Lauren and Jeff were eager to enjoy a bit of relaxation after what has been an incredibly busy summer for the two of them; the past few months have not only been filled with plenty of travel, yacht stays, and parties, but also a fair few controversies – not least the mogul’s very public divorce from his ex-wife Mackenzie, who walked away from their marriage with a hefty settlement that included $38 billion worth of Amazon stock.
That came just seven months after the illicit affair between Lauren and Jeff, who were both married when they began their romance, was exposed in the National Enquirer.
Then, earlier this month, Amazon was faced with a bitter public controversy after a report revealed that hundreds of schoolchildren have been drafted in to make Amazon’s Echo Dot and Kindle devices illegally in China.
Investigators at Amazon supplier Foxconn’s factory found children were working gruelling night-shifts in order to meet demands in the city of Hengyang in Hunan Province.
Teenagers are encouraged by local schools and colleges to become ‘interns’ at the factory, where their teachers are paid to accompany them to work.
Taking in the sights: During their walk to the restaurant, the pair apparently both saw something that they wanted to capture on their smartphones
Tourists: Lauren had to hold up the side of her long dress as they walked through the city center
I’ll never let go, Jeff! The pair kept their hands tightly clasped as they made their way to the eatery
All done! The group was later seen strolling back to the boat, with Jeff wrapping his arm around Lauren as they walked
Careful: Lauren pulled her dress up at the front, no doubt to avoid tripping on the long lengths of fabric
More than 1,000 youngsters stand for hours on end throughout the night doing repetitive work which requires little technical training, China Labor Watch found.
Days before the news was revealed, Jeff also went through a financial upheaval when he lost a staggering $3.4 billion in just one day as a result of the US stock market taking its biggest plunge of the year thus far, a plummet that saw the 500 wealthiest people on Earth lose a collective $117 billion.
Amazon mogul Jeff led the back – although the enormous loss did not see him lose his title as the world’s richest man, thanks to his remaining net worth of $110 billion.
Which may be why the mogul looked so relaxed as he and Lauren strolled through Venice hand-in-hand, seemingly paying no mind to the recent controversies, having no doubt just enjoyed an afternoon of luxurious lounging aboard Barry’s 305ft yacht EOS.
The boat, which Barry and Diane have spent much of their summer on this year, boasts all manner of lavish amenity, and can house an impressive 16 guests and 21 staff members at any one time.
Fun in the sun: Earlier in the day, Jeff and Lauren were pictured lounging on the bow of the boat (center) alongside designer Diane (in rainbow pants) and her partner Barry Diller (far left), as well as a few other guests
Make yourself at home: Diane appeared to be pointing out several sights of interest in the distance as the group lounged at the front of the $70 million vessel, which is named EOS
Impressive: The boat is 305ft and can accommodate 16 guests at any one time, as well as 21 staff members
It’s a party! There appeared to be more than a dozen people spending time on the yacht that afternoon
Bae-zos: The couple also spent time on David Geffen’s yacht this month with high-profile friends (Front row: David, Michael Kives, Jeff. Back row: Joshua Kushner, Karlie Kloss, Lydia Kives, Sanchez, Mikey Hess, guests, Laura and Lloyd Blankfein)=
However, EOS is certainly not the first luxury boat that Lauren and Jeff have been invited to enjoy this summer – quite the opposite in fact.
Just a few weeks ago, the pair were hosted as guests of billionaire David Geffen aboard his $200 million yacht, enjoying a tour of some of Europe’s most exotic locales alongside the music producer and a host of other high-profile guests, including the likes of model Karlie Kloss, Joshua Kushner, and music producer Scooter Braun.
During the trip, the loved-up pair traveled to Mallorca, Saint-Tropez, and Portofino, before traveling back to the US, where Jeff was then seen in Miami at a private dinner hosted at the Seaspice Brasserie & Lounge.
The Amazon founder arrived to the waterfront eatery with two 90-foot-long superyachts, and then enjoyed a private dinner for 17 guests in the restaurant’s grand dining room, according to the Miami Herald.
However their return to the US appears to have been short-lived, and the couple is back in Europe just two weeks later to enjoy the company of Barry and Diane, whom Jeff is understood to have been friends with for many years.