Despite his desire to travel to Mars, Elon Musk is constantly preoccupied with the concept of “love.” Surely this isn’t an unusual billionaire tale? Tesla CEO Elon Musk is still single despite the fact that he and Canadian artist Grimes welcomed a daughter last year. Perhaps this explains why he and Grimes have yet to announce their engagement. Musk has been married a total of three times. He’s been married to British actress Talulah Riley three times, and to Justine Musk, his undergraduate sweetheart, once. Because Justine is the mother of Riley’s five sons, she received a much larger share of his divorce settlement than Riley, who received $20 million.
After their divorce, Elon’s “trophy wife” Canadian author has written extensively about their divorce and transactional marriage. “Elon encouraged me to be blonder,” Justine wrote for Marie Claire in 2010, and she called him “obsessed” with his work.
As far as I was concerned, it was like living a fantasy.” Glitter was everywhere, but it couldn’t conceal a gaping hole at the center. Elon was absorbed in his work, even when he wasn’t there. Conversations that were both personal and emotional were what I craved most.” It didn’t work for Justine and Elon after a month of couples counseling. In her marriage, Justine couldn’t find the “intimacy” she was searching for. As a result, she was able to receive the best value for her money.
There was a “ultimatum” from Elon Musk, according to Justine Musk.
Even though most relationships change over time, Justine Musk said there were “warning signs” from the start. According to Marie Claire, at their wedding, Justine said that Elon Musk told her, “I am the alpha in this relationship.” Even though she laughed off the idea at the time, she eventually saw how true it was. She said he talked down to her and that she “felt unimportant in his eyes.”
“If you worked for me, I would fire you,” he said just as often, Justine wrote for Marie Claire. Justine said that Elon gave her an “ultimatum” after a month of couples counseling that didn’t work. “Either we fix this marriage today or I’ll divorce you tomorrow,” he said, which I took to mean, “Our current situation works for me, so it should work for you.” Well, Elon did file for divorce the next day, and Justine tried to get her fair share of the money even though she felt “strangely relieved.”
Elon went into greater detail with Business Insider regarding the state of his divorce. A settlement of $80 million was initially offered to Justine, but she rejected it. She allegedly insisted on owning stock in his Tesla and Space X firms during a court appeal that was ultimately dismissed. Aside from an unspecified alimony payment, Justine receives $20,000 a month to cover “clothes, shoes, and other personal stuff.” In addition, she received the Bel Air home where her family had lived for many years. According to the New York Post, Elon Musk’s divorce cost $170,000 a month, making it the most expensive divorce ever.