The astonishing Super Bowl governmental advertisement promoting Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s statesmanlike run connected Sunday was partially funded by Nicole Shanahan, nan ex-wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin.
Shanahan told nan New York Times she gave $4 cardinal to American Values 2024, nan ace PAC that paid for nan arguable advertisement that utilized Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s look to switch an aged John F. Kennedy governmental TV advertisement from 1960.
'It seems for illustration a awesome opportunity to item that he's moving for president,' Shanahan said.
The 30-second advertisement costs $7 cardinal according to nan ace PAC, arsenic respective different donors helped screen nan costs.
Independent Presidential campaigner Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
The advertisement angered members of nan Kennedy family, prompting Robert F. Kennedy to apologize and region himself from nan ad.
'I'm truthful sorry if nan Super Bowl advertisement caused anyone successful my family pain,' Kennedy wrote connected X aft nan advertisement aired, reminding his assemblage that FEC rules prevented 'any engagement aliases support from my campaign.'
And contempt his apology, nan advertisement is still his apical 'pinned' station connected X.
Amid nan controversy, Shanahan told nan Times she believed that advertisement was 'a beautiful homage to this awesome family.'
Shanahan, who donated to Biden successful 2020, is looking to Kennedy successful 2024, already giving nan maximum $6,600 aid to his campaign.
She indicated location were galore much willing parties successful backing Kennedy.
'There are pockets of silent support each complete nan place,' she told nan Times.
American Values 2024 had $14.8 cardinal connected manus astatine nan extremity of December, according to it's year-end report, arsenic able Americans are softly donating large dollars to backmost Kennedy.
Nicole Shanahan and Sergey Brin be nan 2020 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony
Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla and proprietor of X.
Shanahan is nan ex-wife of multi-billionaire Google co-founder Sergey Brin, arsenic nan mates softly divided successful 2023 aft nan Wall Street Journal reported that she had little matter she had pinch Elon Musk.
News of nan matter shocked nan billionaire business tech organization arsenic Musk and Brin were longtime friends.
Musk is presently nan world's richest man pinch a full nett worthy of $205 billion, according to nan Bloomberg Billionaire Index. Brin is presently astatine number 10 connected nan database pinch a full nett worthy of $126 billion.
Musk denied nan communicative successful July 2022 connected Twitter, claiming location was 'nothing romantic' betwixt he and Shanahan.
'This is full BS. Sergey and I are friends and were astatine a statement together past night,' he wrote astatine nan time.
Shanahan besides denied nan study aft nan divorcement from Brin was finalized for an undisclosed sum.
'Did Elon and I person sex, for illustration it was a infinitesimal of passion, and past it was over? No,' she told PEOPLE Magazine successful July. 'Did we person a romanticist relationship? No. We didn't person an affair.'