In the past few years, the unlikely sex symbol with thinning hair and pockmarked skin has embarked on a string of affairs with younger women, including a vivacious TV presenter who dubbed him ‘Dr Strangelove’, a leggy blonde public relations executive and a sexy Vietnamese concert pianist. This was a serious love affair that went on for three years.
Meanwhile his wife Wendy, 57, remains at one of the couple’s many homes, a £15 million waterfront mansion on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts, where she focuses on her philanthropic work amid reports in the US that she has accepted their ‘open marriage’.‘As far as Kate was concerned it was true love,’ her close friend Jason Parsley, a journalist, told The Mail on Sunday. 'The reason I am speaking out now is that it is ironic that someone like him can be so free and easy discussing other people’s privacy issues online while using his vast wealth to protect his own image.’Bohner laid bare her feelings for Schmidt, whom she jokingly called ‘Dr Strangelove’ in an online blog: Recoverygirl007.
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As an intern at Bell Labs, Schmidt did a complete re-write of Lex, a software program to generate lexical analysers for the UNIX computer operating system.
Eric Schmidt's sudden departure as executive chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, had media outlets sniffing for a Harvey Weinstein-like sexual shenanigans behind the ouster, given the tech tycoon’s documented womanizing ways. Schmidt is married to Wendy Schmidt, whom he met in Berkley University in the late 1970s. This was a serious love affair that went on for three years.” Schmidt’s affair with PR executive Macy Simon had the most bearing on his professional standing, when it was revealed she got briefly hired by Google’s android team while the couple were still dating in 2007.
The outlets zeroed in on the various women Schmidt was romantically associated with in the past, but according to a source close to him, it came to nought.“They haven’t found s---. The couple apparently has an open marriage, and Daily Mail described Schmidt’s private life “as colourful and complex as the ever-changing ‘Google doodle’ which pops up each time the search engine is launched.”Schmidt had the most prominent and long lasting affair with TV presenter Kate Bohner, which lasted from 2007 to 2010.“As far as Kate was concerned it was true love,” her close friend Jason Parsley, a journalist, told the Mail on Sunday. According to a Gawker report, the move greatly irked Google employees.
Parsley continued: ‘They communicated a lot by phone and email when they were not together.
He was a great CEO and very well regarded as someone with extraordinary technical knowledge and great business acumen.’Bohner did not return calls or emails this week, possibly bound by her believed confidentiality agreement, but her close friend Parsley insisted: ‘It was a serious romance, at least as far as she was concerned. She believed wholeheartedly he was going to leave his wife for her.’ Schmidt and Bohner were photographed together at the Burning Man festival in 2007, a gathering in the Nevada desert which showcases art and encourages creative thinking.In 1979, at the University of California, Berkeley, Schmidt then earned an M. degree for designing and implementing a network (Berknet) linking the campus computer center with the CS and EECS departments.