Google’s Brin splits with wife

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SPLITTING UP? Google co-founder Sergey Brin looks on during a news conference at Google headquarters on September 25, 2012 in Mountain View, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Google co-founder Sergey Brin splits up with his wife Anne Wojcicki after 6 years of marriage. Stories of the split circulated after technology new website AllThingsD first reported that the couple was living apart.The website says Brin is romantically involved with a 26-year-old member of the Google Glass team.  The man she was dating was Hugo Barra, one of Google’s faces for its Android initiatives, announced he would leave Google for China’s Xiaomi. The BBC reports his move is unrelated to personal issue. California-based Google declined to comment on the Brin breakup other than to confirm an amicable parting took place. The 40-year-old Google co-founder heads a special Google unit devoted to unusual projects such as self-driving cars and Internet-linked eyewear. The development is not expected to affect the running of the Internet giant since the couple was said to have inked a pre-nuptial agreement on how a split would be handled. Brin and Wojcicki have a son and a daughter.

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