The Untold Truth Of Elon Musk's Ex-Wives

Elon Musk is making some major waves in the news recently for the exciting news of having a new baby with his partner, Grimes, and for giving their son a rather unique name. Musk announced on Twitter that his baby boy's name was: X Æ A-12 Musk. Okay then.

Little baby X Æ A-12 (how would you get a nickname out of that?!) isn't Musk's first child. In fact, the CEO of Tesla has 5 other children from a previous marriage. In fact, Musk has had his fair share of marriages and relationships over the years but seems really content now with Grimes and we are so happy for them!

The SpaceX founder had developed a reputation for himself as a somewhat eccentric person and this description is apt in capturing Musk's approach to relationships as well. Keep reading to find out some of the unique and unusual things Musk has done in his marriages and partnerships.

Elon Musk said to his first wife, "If you were my employee, I would fire you"

Elon Musk met his first wife, Justine Wilson, while both were students at Queen's University in Ontario, Canada, according to Yahoo. Wilson, a Canadian author, married Musk in 2000 but they had some really heartbreaking moments to face as parents.

Wilson recounted their relationship in an essay published by Marie Claire. She said that they had their first son, Nevada Alexander, who died of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) in the same week that Musk sold PayPal to eBay.

Their different ways of grieving caused conflict in their relationship. Per Marie Claire, Wilson said: "Elon made it clear that he did not want to talk about Nevada's death. I didn't understand this, just as he didn't understand why I grieved openly, which he regarded as 'emotionally manipulative.'"

Following the tragic death of Nevada, Wilson said that through IVF, she and Musk got pregnant with twins and then later triplets. But life was too stressful with Musk's work and Wilson said she felt more like an employee or a trophy than an equal partner. He said to her many times: "If you were my employee, I would fire you." According to Marie Claire, she and Musk tried three sessions of counselling before Musk filed for divorce in 2008.

Wilson and Musk no longer speak but instead communicate exclusively through his assistant. However, Musk is a devoted father and Wilson said that their children are "thriving."

Elon Musk marries his second wife twice

Right after Elon Musk divorced his first wife, Jennifer Wilson, the Tesla CEO met British actress Talulah Riley at a nightclub in London, according to HuffPost. According to the outlet, Musk ended up proposing to the Pride and Prejudice actress "just weeks after he filed for divorce" from Wilson. They ended up getting married in September 2010.

After just over one year of marriage, Musk and Riley decided to split up, with Musk announcing the event on Twitter, saying: "It was an amazing four years. I will love you forever. You will make someone very happy one day," (via Forbes.)

Musk said of the event to Forbes: "We took some time apart for several months to see if absence makes the heart grow fonder, and unfortunately it did not. I still love her, but I'm not in love with her. And I can't really give her what she wants."

However, the pair remarried in July 2013, according to People, but then divorced again in 2016 and by that time, it seemed to be finished for good.

Elon Musk hates sleeping alone

Following Elon Musk's divorce from British actress Talulah Riley, the Tesla CEO was spotted hanging out with Amber Heard, as she was in the midst of her divorce from Johnny Depp in 2016, according to TMZ.

Allegedly, they knew each other for years but things escalated as they both ended their marriages. According to TMZ, Heard spent a lot of time at Musk's home in Miami and later visited the billionaire in Los Angeles. The couple was linked together from 2016-2017, according to People.

Then Musk began dating Canadian musician, Grimes, in 2018 according to WSJ Magazine and they just celebrated the birth of their son.

While this is all wonderful, Musk made a really interesting comment in a 2017 interview with Rolling Stone. He said: "If I'm not in love, if I'm not with a long-term companion, I cannot be happy." Musk added: "I will never be happy without having someone. Going to sleep alone kills me."

The CEO continued: "It's not like I don't know what that feels like: Being in a big empty house, and the footsteps echoing through the hallway, no one there – and no one on the pillow next to you. F**k. How do you make yourself happy in a situation like that?"