Google co-founder Sergey Brin and wife reportedly split up

Known as one of the country's top philanthropic duos, the Silicon Valley power couple has allegedly decided to live apart.

Google co-founder Sergey Brin. James Martin/CNET

Google co-founder Sergey Brin is said to no longer be living with his wife, biologist and tech entrepreneur Anne Wojcicki, according to AllThingsD.

The couple has been married for six years and has two children; they are said to still be good friends and partners. The reason for their separation, which isn't yet legal, is unclear. However, according to AllThingsD, Brin is reportedly romantically involved with a Google employee.

Wojcicki is the co-founder of a genetic-testing startup called 23andMe, which lets users get rapid genetic tests . Together, Brin and Wojcicki are known for donating millions of dollars to charities and startups, such as Tipping Point , Wikimedia Foundation, Creative Commons , and the Parkinson's Institute.

In 2012, the couple donated about $223 million , though most of the funds went to their own foundation -- the Brin Wojcicki Foundation. According to AllThingsD, the pair will reportedly still continue their philanthropy together.

The couple's split should not have a big effect on Google, according to AllThingsD. Brin and Wojcicki reportedly have a prenuptial agreement, which means that Brin's $21 billion worth of stock shares and voting power will most likely stay in his control -- if the couple eventually divorces.

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