“A person successful in career is not necessary to be successful in personal life also.” This quote seems to be perfect for the world’s richest man, Elon Musk. The billionaire always makes headlines with his creative ideas and decisions. Elon Musk’s recent decision to buy social media site, Twitter, had surprised the whole world. Musk is currently the wealthiest man in the world with a net worth of around 219 billion.
While the whole world is aware about Musk’s professional happenings, not many people know about his personal life and relationships. The Tesla CEO has dated a number of famous celebrities. He was also married to his college time girlfriend until the divorce happened. Let’s throw light on the personal life of the famous billionaire.
Marriage With Justine Musk
The first marriage of Elon Musk happened in January 2000 with Justine Wilson. Their love story began while attending the same college in Ontario, Canada. As Elon was Justine’s senior, he transferred to the University of Pennsylvania after two years. But after getting transferred also, he continued to send red roses to his lady love.
While Justine initially turned down Elon, she later agreed to have dinner with him. It was in 2000, that the duo got married and welcomed their first child in 2002. But their happiness soon turned into a big tragedy.
The Death Of Elon Musk’s Son
Elon and Justine didn’t get much time to celebrate their son’s birth as they lost him within 10 weeks of his birth. Their child, Nevada Alexander sadly passed away from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in 2002.
In her Marie Claire essay, Justine describes the scenario when her and Elon’s son died. She writes how Nevada was taking a nap when he stopped breathing. By the time the paramedics could save him,the child was brain-dead as he was deprived of oxygen for a long time. Their son spent three days on a life support system in a hospital until the couple decided to take him off. Justine then held her son in her arms when he died.
To deal with the biggest loss of their life, Elon and Justine desired to be pregnant as soon as possible. In 2006, they became the proud parents of twins, Xavier and Griffin. The couple also welcomed triplets-Kai,Saxon and Damian in 2017 via IVF.
The Divorce After 8 Years Of Marriage
After spending 8 years together in marriage, Elon and Justine began to feel that their relationship wants something new now. The couple tried multiple counseling sessions to fix their marriage but sadly it went into vain.
Justine Musk, an author by profession, writes in her book how Elon gave her the ultimatum of divorce. The tech billionaire asked her that either they fix their marriage that day or he will divorce her the next day. While Justine explains her condition of being numb after he filed for divorce, she was strangely relieved also.
At present, the former couple are successfully co-parenting their five children. Elon Musk describes his sons as the love of his life. The Tesla CEO had revealed in 2010 that he spent almost all of his non-work waking hours with his sons.
The On And Off Marriage Of Elon Musk With English Actress
After his split with Justine Wilson, Musk again found love in the English actress, Talulah Riley. Surprisingly, Elon’s ex-wife, Justine had described Riley as the lovely and bright person who perfectly fits Musk’s lifestyle.The couple started dating in 2008 and ended up marrying in 2010. Surprisingly,This time Elon Musk’s marriage didn’t even last for 2 years and he again filed for divorce in 2012.
For the surprise, Musk and Riley reconciled after 18 months and remarried in July, 2013. However, after 3 years of reconciliation, Musk’ British wife again filed for divorce in November, 2016.
Relationship With Amber Heard
After two failed marriages, Elon Musk’s desire for a perfect partner didn’t end. He soon got involved with the Hollywood actress, Amber Heard. While their relationship didn’t last longer due to their busy schedules. But according to media reports, Elon Musk was madly in love with her and was deeply hurt after their breakup.
Amber Heard is currently in world-wide news because of her court trial with ex-husband, Johnny Depp. Elon Musk and Amber Heard have also been accused by Johnny Depp of having a threesome with model- actress, Cara Delevingne.
Elon Musk And Grimes- The On And Off Partners
The controversial personal life of Elon Musk doesn’t end here. After breakup with Amber Heard, the tech billionaire again came into a relationship with the Canadian singer, Grimes. The duo made their relationship official by walking together on the red carpet of the Met Gala in 2018. Elon Musk and Grimes moved forward in their relationship by welcoming their first son in May, 2020. The name of their son, X Æ A-12, had generated a lot of controversy then.
The breakup and divorce saga in Elon’s life doesn’t last here. In September, 2021, Musk revealed in an interview that he and Grimes are semi-separated. However, he mentioned that he and Grimes still love each other and are co-parenting their son.
While people were thinking that Elon and Grimes have broken up, one revelation shocked the world. Grimes revealed in February, 2022 that she has secretly welcomed a daughter with Elon in December, 2021. The on and off couple named their daughter, Exa Dark Sideræl.
It seemed that the couple had reconciled when Grimes referred Elon as her boyfriend in her instagram post in March, 2022. But soon after that post, Grimes informed everyone that she and Elon have again broken up.
Rumoured Relationship OF Elon Musk With Natasha Bassett
During February, 2022, Elon Musk was spotted with the Australian actress, Natasha Bassett in a private jet plane. It was speculated that the SpaceX founder is now dating the Australian actress. However, the rumoured couple have not yet reacted to their romance.
With 2 broken marriages, multiple relationship failures and multiple children with different partners, Elon Musk’s personal life seems to be a complete mess. It sets an example that no matter how intelligent and genius you are, you can still make mistakes in relationships and marriages. At last we can draw the conclusion that a person’s personal life shouldn’t be judged by his professional life or vice-versa.
Like Elon Musk, you can also be a billionaire but might not have a perfect personal life. This is life, everybody doesn’t get what they want. Something will be perfect and something will be imperfect. We just have to move forward facing all the difficult challenges in life. So, let’s enjoy life, embrace it and smile.