You can’t expect a billionaire to toast his engagement with Bartles and Jaymes.
Jeff Bezos, 59, and Lauren Sanchez, 53 celebrated their new relationship status with some very pricey and rare booze in the South of France on May 22.
Specifically, they ordered a $4,285 bottle of Dugat-Py Grand Cru from Domaine Bernard at La Petit Maison in Cannes, France, a source told People Magazine.
According to the magazine, the happy couple sat with Bezo’s sister Christina Bezos Poore and her husband Steve Poore in a vine covered gazebo overlooking the Mediterranean.
A source said they were in good spirits but “didn’t want to make a fuss” with an insider adding that the Amazon founder is usually a low key customer at the exclusive restaurant, which regularly features a late night cover band.
Last week, The Post broke the news that Bezos popped the question to his lady love of five years. At the time, they were in Southern France for the Cannes Film Festival, but TMZ reported that he asked for her hand in marriage somewhere near Mallorca or Ibiza, Spain.
It was during the star studded Vanity Fair soiree that they broke the news to partygoers.
“They were telling everyone they were engaged; they were so excited. They are completely in love,” one insider told The Post.
Sanchez’s massive 20-carat ring is estimated to be worth at least $2.5 million.
Recently, the pair have spent a lot of time together on the Bezos’s new superyacht, Koru which features a sculpture made in the likeness of his now-fiancée. The name of his luxury vessel describes a Maori symbol, which represents new beginnings.
Since they went public with their romance in 2019, the pair have sparked great public interest. After becoming attached to the busty Sanchez, the once nerdy Bezos has had a complete aesthetic overhaul. His new image conscious appearance includes a buffer body, tighter, more stylish clothing and public displays of affection in hot spots around the world.
Some have described the mogul’s make over as a midlfe crisis.
Meanwhile, Sanchez, an Emmy winning journalist and helicopter pilot has no complaints about her soon to be husband, who is one of the world’s wealthiest men.
In an interview with WSJ. Magazine earlier this year, she joked that he “stole” her trainer.
In the article, she gushed over her billionaire beau, saying: “He’s so happy, he inspires me every day, he makes me a better person every day; he’s the most loving human I know.