The 48-year-old model and mother of Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is used to watching her son’s getaways make the headlines.
But even by his criteria, the past few weeks have been crazy. He celebrated the birth of his son with singer Grimes on May 4, then corrected it on Twitter when she explained the bizarre name and incorrectly typed the A-12 as a precursor to the SR-17, ” our favorite plane ”. (“SR-71, yes,” Elon tweeted, inviting Grimes to respond, “I’m recovering from surgery.”)
This week, he put four houses in Los Angeles and a San Francisco mansion on the market, claiming that he was getting rid of “almost all of the physical goods” and that he “would not own any houses.”
The tech mogul, who is worth about $ 38 billion, has clashed with officials in Northern California and plans to reopen a Tesla factory on Monday before the lift orders for home stay, which has brought some employees to complain that he doesn’t. have their interests at heart.
Earlier this month, Elon ranted – “Tesla’s share price is too high,” he tweeted – who sent the shares plummeting, wiping out $ 14 billion of market capitalization. Tesla stock exchange.
None of this seems to confuse his mother, who respects the coronavirus lock. Although she still cannot meet her “adorable” grandson, she told the Post, “I’m very excited – I wish Elon and Grimes a lot of joy.”
She must also be used to having new partners. Besides his famous girlfriends, including actress Amber Heard, Elon has been married three times – twice to the same woman.
Elon married his college crush, Justine Wilson, after meeting Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. Justine wrote for Marie Claire in 2010 that he invited her over for ice cream and then courted her in a bookstore, handing her her credit card and telling her to buy whatever she wanted.
By the time of their marriage in January 2000, Elon had sold his first technology company, Zip2, and was worth $ 20 million. She recalled how he bought a million dollar McLaren F1 sports car and a small plane. She also wrote how, while they were dancing at their wedding reception, he said to her, “I am the alpha in this relationship. “
The two welcomed their first son, Nevada, who died 10 weeks after sudden infant death syndrome.
Justine escaped by going to a fertility clinic after the death of her son and becoming pregnant with twins Griffin and Xavier, born in 2004, followed by triplets Damian, Saxon and Kai in 2006.
Elon’s fortune exploded when eBay bought his company PayPal, and the family took advantage of all the riches of wealth in Los Angeles: from a private jet to a 6,000-square-foot house in Bel Air to famous friends like Bono.
Justine has published fantastic novels and, all the time, she wrote in Marie Claire, her husband pushed her to go more and more blond.
When their marriage started to break down, they asked for advice. But, Justine wrote: “One month and three sessions later, he gave me an ultimatum:” Either we fix this marriage today, or I will divorce you tomorrow. ” . . He filed for divorce the next morning. “
Six weeks later, Elon told him that he was going to marry Talulah Riley. The British actress, who starred in 2005 “Pride and Prejudice,” met Elon at a London nightclub. She told the Evening Standard in 2010: “He showed me all these pictures on his phone:” It’s my rocket “,” It’s my electric car “. . . I thought he was a little crazy. »»
He gave me an ultimatum: “Either we fix this marriage today, or I will divorce you tomorrow.” . . He filed for divorce the next morning.
– Elon Musk’s first wife, Justine
Riley was a virgin at the time, and Elon courted her by sending her 500 roses on a film set and offering her a serenade of 30 for her birthday. They were married in 2010.
You’d think it was true love when Riley told Elon that she was ready to retire with him on Mars, but the two divorced in 2012 – only to remarry the following year and re-divorce in 2016.
In 2018, Musk’s SpaceX employees told the Wall Street Journal that they assessed their boss’s mood by Talulah’s hair and that he was “happier when his hair color approached platinum” .
Things were calmer with his next alleged girlfriend, actress Amber Heard – perhaps because it was illegal. In an ongoing lawsuit filed last year, Heard’s ex-husband Johnny Depp alleged that she began an affair with Elon shortly after marrying Depp in 2015. (The lawsuit alleges that Heard defamed Depp with allegations of abuse. The two separated in May 2016.)
At the time, an Elon representative said, “Elon and Amber didn’t start seeing each other until May 2016.. . “
Elon met Grimes – née Claire Boucher, 32 – when he went on Twitter in 2018 to make a joke about artificial intelligence, only to find that the Canadian singer had already beaten him.
A month later, the two showed up together at the Met Gala, where, a guest told The Post, “Elon was kind of a dud and she didn’t speak to anyone. I was struck by its frightening appearance. “
The two were said to have been on and off for a while, then surprised the world when Grimes announced her pregnancy and confirmed that Elon was the father.
Elon called his boys “the love of my life.” Obsessed with education, he pulled his older sons out of the prestigious Mirman school in Los Angeles and poached a teacher, Josh Dhan, to create and direct Ad Astra, the private school he created afterwards, said a source at The Post, falling with Mirman. administrators a few years ago.
His own children attend Ad Astra, where they learn a rich program in science, mathematics, engineering, robotics and AI.
Maye recounts her child’s unbridled childhood in her new book, “A Woman Makes a Plan”.
In her twenties, Maye was detained in a violent marriage by her then husband, engineer Errol Musk, Elon’s father, her brother Kimbal, now 47, and her sister, Tosca, 45 years old. In 1989, Maye and her children moved from South Africa to her home country, Canada.
” [They] remember when we stayed in a one bedroom apartment during my studies [to be a dietitian] and they would eat soggy burgers in the hospital cafeteria, “she told the Post. “When we lived in a rent-controlled apartment in Toronto, Elon, Kimbal and their cousins alternated sleeping on the bed, the sofa and the carpet.”
Elon remains separated from his father, who, it was revealed in 2018, also has a son with his former daughter-in-law. Elon told Rolling Stone that his father was “a terrible human being.”
Now Elon, Grimes and X could end up living in a rental. “I think possessions. . . [are] some kind of attack vector, “Elon told podcast host Joe Rogan. ” [People will] say, “Hey, billionaire, you’ve got all this stuff. “Well, now I don’t have a thing now, what are you going to do? “
This is what, according to a Grimes source, makes the CEO and the singer a perfect match: “They are both as cuckoo as each other. “