Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s billions could not erase the “hurt” he felt after his breakup with the 31-year-old JUSTICE LEAGUE and AQUAMAN actress Amber Heard. He is after all as human as any of us.
Speaking to Neil Strauss of the ROLLING STONE after his breakup this past summer – in an interview that was published on Wednesday – Musk said he was in severe “emotional pain” and had to really psych himself up to deal with his daily business affairs. “A couple of Red Bulls” and the company of “positive people” is what seems to have helped him through that painful phase.
“I’ve been in severe emotional pain for the last few weeks,” Musk told Strauss. “Severe. It took every ounce of will to be able to do the Model 3 event and not look like the most depressed guy around. For most of that day, I was morbid. And then I had to psych myself up: drink a couple of Red Bulls, hang out with positive people and then, like, tell myself: ‘I have all these people depending on me. All right, do it!'”
According to tech billionaire, it was Heard who initiated the split and admitted to being “hurt bad” because he was “really in love” with the lady.
“I just broke up with my girlfriend,” Musk told the ROLLING STONE writer. “I was really in love, and it hurt bad…Well, she broke up with me more than I broke up with her, I think.”
“It’s all over between Amber and Elon and she’s devastated. It was his decision. He ended it a week ago,” the source told THE MAIL. “He’d heard certain things about her behavior that didn’t sit well with him. Amber can be very manipulative and selfish. Elon’s back in LA while she’s licking her wounds in Australia.”
Yet another anonymous source had told “Us Weekly,” at the time that “the timing wasn’t good for them. He’s super busy and works all the time. Amber is filming [Aquaman] in Australia until October. She’s in no position to settle with him. She feels her career is just starting.”
Well, we now know from the interview that the SpaceX guy is a man of “love” and “long-term” relationships, and not “one-night stands.”
“If I’m not in love, if I’m not with a long-term companion, I cannot be happy,” Musk said, later adding, “I will never be happy without having someone. Going to sleep alone kills me.”
“When I was a child, there’s one thing I said,” he further lamented. “‘I never want to be alone.’ That’s what I would say…I don’t want to be alone,“ he added.
“It’s so hard for me to even meet people,” Musk said. “I’m looking for a long-term relationship. I’m not looking for a one-night stand. I’m looking for a serious companion or soulmate, that kind of thing.”
Elon Musk first broke his silence on his breakup after Heard posted a picture of herself and the cartoon character Ariel of THE LITTLE MERMAID on Instagram. Musk’s spontaneous response was “Cute” followed by a measured statement citing their “long distance relationship” and the “intense work obligations” of both partners as the cause of the split. However, he did seem hopeful of a revival when he said: “who knows what the future hold.”
Soon after Heard followed up with another Instagram post which read: “Being in the public eye means having to explain yourself to so many people, so much of the time. In this case, I’d like to remain more quiet. Although we have broken up, Elon and I care deeply for one another and remain close. Thank you for the continued support, respect, and privacy during these difficult, very human times.”
Musk met Heard back in 2013 on the sets of Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete Kills” when she was already in a relationship with Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp.
The JUSTICE LEAGUE star went on to marry Johnny Depp in February 2015 and filed for divorce in May the following year.
Although Elon had been seeing Amber for some time, it was only in April that the couple publicly acknowledged there was more to the relationship than met the eye.
Shortly after being spotted and photographed arm-in-arm in an Australian wildlife sanctuary, a photograph of the doting duo was posted on Amber’s Instagram account. The two of them can be seen in a restaurant, presumably in Australia, with Amber’s arm resting on Elon’s shoulder while he’s looking away exposing the right side of his face with a visible lipstick smooch impression on his cheek.
The Tesla and SpaceX founder has been married twice before and has five sons with his first wife and Canadian author Justine Wilson whom he married in 2000 and separated from in 2008.
Soon after the split in 2008, Elon started dating British actress Talulah Riley, marrying her in 2010. Elon ended the relationship in 2012 tweeting to Riley “It was an amazing four years. I will love you forever. You will make someone very happy one day.”
However, the couple remarried in 2014 and re-divorced in 2016.