Elon Musk told his first wife that he danced at their wedding that he was “the alpha in this relationship”, according to a 2010 essay that has attracted renewed interest since it was revealed that the Tesla boss had paid $250,000 to settle sexual misconduct claims.
Justin Musk wrote about his 2008 divorce from Musk in a piece for Marie Claire titled “I Was a Starter Wife.”
In the essay, the Canadian author, who is the mother of five of Musk’s children, wrote that she became the tech mogul’s “trophy wife.”
During their first dance at the wedding reception, Justin Musk wrote that her husband whispered to her: “I am the alpha in this relationship.”
Justin Musk wrote, “I brushed it off, as though I was shy about signing the postnuptial agreement afterward, but as time went on, I learned he was serious.”
“He grew up in the male-dominated culture of South Africa, and the desire to compete and dominate was what made him so successful in business, he didn’t magically take off when he got home.”
Justin Musk first met Elon Musk when he was a college student at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
In January 2000, they married after moving to Silicon Valley, where Elon Musk became a millionaire after selling online startup Zip2 for $20 million.
Justin Musk wrote that “the huge economic imbalance between us meant that in the months following our marriage, a certain momentum began to pick up.”
Justin Musk wrote, “Elon’s decision struck me, and he was constantly commenting on the ways in which he made me feel lacking.”
“‘I am your wife’, I told her repeatedly, ‘not your employee’.”
According to Justin Musk, Elon replied: “If you were my employee, I would have fired you.”
The couple welcomed their first son, Nevada Alexander Musk, in 2002, but lost him at the age of 10 weeks to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
The couple went on to have a set of twins – Griffin and Xavier Musk – in 2004 and a set of triplets – Kai, Saxon and Damien Musk – in 2006, for a total of five children.
Elon Musk got engaged to British actress Tallulah Riley, six weeks after filing for divorce from Justin Musk. The two were to get married in 2010.
The couple hit a rough patch when they first divorced in 2014 at Elon’s request. The pair reconciled and remarried 18 months later, only for Riley to file for divorce in 2016.
Later that year, shortly after the “Aquaman” actress divorced Johnny Depp, Elon Musk began dating Amber Heard.
Unfortunately, she and Musk split after just a year due to their intense schedule.
Musk told Rolling Stone in November 2017 that the split was hard enough for him, adding that he was “really in love, and it felt so bad.”
Musk began dating musician Grimes in April 2018, a month before the couple made their red carpet debut at the Met Gala.
Grimes and Elon welcomed son X12A-12 in May 2020, engaging in a Twitter discussion over the pronunciation of the name, while the singer recovers from giving birth.
After three years together, the couple split, with Musk confirming via social media that he and the Canadian songstress are “semi-separated” but remain on good terms and are co-parenting their 1-year-old son. continue.
“We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other often and are on great terms,” Musk told us.
In his Vanity Fair cover story released in March 2022, Grimes confirmed that the pair had gotten back together because of rumors that he was dating Australian actress Natasha Bassett. She also revealed that she secretly welcomed a second child, a baby girl named Exa Dark Sideril Musk, in December 2021 via surrogate.
Hours after the story was released, she revealed that they had broken up again.