Elon Musk dating history: Girlfriends, wives and kids [photos]
A look at the world's richest man Elon Musk's dating history, wives and children following his split from Canadian musician Grimes.
CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk recently split from his girlfriend, Canadian musician Claire Elise Bouche, popularly known by her stage name Grimes, after three years together.
Elon Musk, who just became the world’s richest man again, is “semi-separated” from his former girlfriend and mother of his child Grimes. This is far from the billionaire’s first public break-up. Here is a look at his dating history, wives and kids.
ELON MUSK’S WIVES, GIRLFRIENDS AND CHILDREN
Canadian author Justine Musk was the billionaire’s first wife. The pair was married for eight years from 2000-2008.
The former couple welcomed their first son to the world in 2002. However, he lost his life to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) at 10 weeks old. Justine gave birth to a set of twins – Griffin and Xavier Musk in 2004 and a set of triplets – Kai, Saxon and Damian Musk in 2006 — a total of five children together.
The couple split in 2008 with Justine revealing that her ex-husband thought of her as a “starter wife”.
English actress Talulah Riley and Elon Musk got engaged just six weeks after he filed for divorce from Justine. The pair tied the knot in 2010 and divorced in 2012, only to get remarried in 2013 and divorced again in 2016.
Musk admitted to growing “out of love” from the actress after they took a break.
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Elon Musk dated Amber Heard for about a year between 2016 and 2017 before they called it quits. This was around the time Amber Heard divorced actor Johnny Depp.
The billionaire and musician began dating in April 2018 and welcomed their first child together in May 2020. Although the pair have split they remain on good terms to co-parent their one-year-old son, X Æ A-Xii Musk.
Elon Musk said that he and Grimes still love each other. He mentioned that their work keeps them in different states in the US and this seems to be the reason the former couple were not able to make it work.
“We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms,” said Musk to Page Six.
“It’s mostly that my work at SpaceX and Tesla requires me to be primarily in Texas or traveling overseas and her work is primarily in LA. She’s staying with me now and Baby X is in the adjacent room,” he continued.
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