It is lonely at the top, true, but not for everyone; only for those who were lonely at the bottom. Elon Musk’s personal life has been rocky at times from his early life in a broken home and having to live with an emotionally abusive father to several supposed trial and error relationships. He pioneers technology that promises to change the world but it seems that maintaining a relationship is a rather difficult task to combine with his world-transforming inventions. Here’s a look into the romantic relationships of the Tesla and SpaceX founder; a guide through Elon Musk’s dating life.
History of Elon Musk’s Relationships
While he was pursuing a degree in Queen’s University, Ontario, Musk met Canadian author, Justine Wilson, a fellow student who would later become his wife. The duo got married in 2000 and had six children, all boys, including their first son, Nevada Alexander who died in 2002 from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) at only 10 weeks old. The other five were born through in vitro fertilization (IVF) and include twins: Xavier and Griffin born in 2004 and triplets: Damian, Kai, and Saxon born in 2006. Unfortunately, their marriage was not meant to last a lifetime as they took the lonely road to separation in 2008 calling it quits on their union of almost a decade.
Not wanting to be alone, the billionaire investor tried marriage a second time with the hope of finding that for which his heart craves. He began dating British actress Talulah Riley in 2008. They tied the knot in 2010 and went their separate ways two years later.
Nevertheless, the gulf was not to be left unbridged for a long time as they walked the marriage avenue a second time. The duo remarried in July 2013 but filed for divorce in December 2014. Maybe they didn’t find what they wanted anyway. Or maybe, they did. They withdrew the action shortly after before the duo finally called time on their pairing in 2016.
With this, one could think the business mogul wouldn’t try love again. But that could only be a farce as he is known to have a sensitive soul. One may be left to wonder if this genius couldn’t find love, what hope is there for the rest of us at this thing called love. But he did find love again, this time with Johnny Depp’s former wife, actress Amber Heard. Yeah, you can say that there is hope then for us.
In 2016, Musk began an on-again-off-again relationship with the American actress Amber Heard. However, an intense and conflicting schedule put the lights off their relationship a year later. Musk would later reveal that Heard broke his heart by ending the relationship. The couple did, however, get back together but after Musk realized that it just would not work, he called it quits.
Who is Elon Musk Dating Now?
Currently, Elon Musk is in a relationship with a Canadian musician, Grimes. The Vancouver born artist whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher is the latest addition to Elon Musk’s dating menu. Grimes is a songwriter, record producer, and visual artist as well. The duo debuted as a couple at the Met Gala on May 7, 2018.
In early 2020, Grimes shared a post on Instagram revealing that she was pregnant. The photo she shared was a nude one where she bared it all with her nipples showing. She had her hair braided and her belly had a fetus photoshopped on it. Instagram would later take down the post. The comment section of the post was rather interesting, in one of her replies to her fans, she wrote that she was “knocked up.” While some commended her bravery to bare it all on the gram, she got the stick from others. When another fan made a comment that she was with Musk to secure his money, Grimes responded that she needed no money from a man and was self-funded.
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Musk’s girlfriend in the same Instagram posts made some revelation about her lifestyle; she said she spends as much as 4 hours in a sensory deprivation tank as a means of helping her astro-glide to other dimensions, in simple terms – meditate.
Grimes in a social media QnA with her fans in February 2020 refused to refer to her unborn child as him or her, using “they” instead and saying that the child may have to decide their identity.