The girlfriend of Google billionaire Sergey Brin has been transferred in the wake of a bombshell office romance that rocked Silicon Valley.
Internet side dish Amanda Rosenberg, 26 – a UK Googler who recently moved to the San Francisco corporate offices to work for Google Glass, a pet Brin project – has been moved to another post there “to be even further from Sergey in the chain of command,” a source close to the scandal said today.
Brin’s affair with Rosenberg was revealed yesterday after tech blog AllThingsD reported the search engine co-founder had split with his wife of six years, Anne Wojcicki. ValleyWag.com quickly outed Rosenberg as the other woman.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s wife, Anne Wojcocki.
Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, introduces the Google Glass Explorer edition.
It’s unclear how long Rosenberg and Brin had been dating on the sly, but a source said the Google co-founder and his wife, both 40, were “still together when Amanda entered the picture.”
Brin and Wojciki – CEO of DNA testing kit firm 23andME – split about four months ago, an insider said.
Another source with knowledge of the relationship said it is “open to debate” on whether Rosenberg caused the split and called the Brin-Wojcicki marriage “complicated”.
Rosenberg had been dating another Googler, Hugo Barra, a top Android exec. Barra resigned this week to take a job with China Android phone maker Xiaomi.
Amanda Rosenberg, 26, is being labelled as “Google’s side dish”. Picture: Google+
His departure came in the wake of “a recent thorny personal situation related to the end of a romantic relationship he had with another Googler,” according to AllThingsD.