It doesn’t appear to be a good month so far for celebrity couples.
Following Chris Pratt and Anna Faris’ shock split, it’s also being reported that Amber Heard and Elon Musk have gone their separate ways. As a source told Us Weekly, their busy schedules played a role in the breakup.
The billionaire tech mogul and his actress girlfriend kept their relationship mostly under wraps for the year they were together, and only went public in April, when both shared a photo on social media of Heard, 31, gazing at the camera next to Musk, who sported a lipstick kiss on his cheek. In the weeks that followed, they were spotted strolling during a day date at a wildlife sanctuary in Australia, having fun with Musk’s sons at the Sydney Opera House and walking arm in arm after a fancy night out.
“Elon broke up with her. The timing wasn’t good for them,” a source told Us Weekly. “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.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Musk tried to get an introduction to Heard in 2013, by emailing Machete Kills director Robert Rodriguez for a meeting with his star. “Can you send her a note saying I would like to get together for lunch in LA?” he reportedly wrote in one email to the Rodriguez team, according to THR. “Am not angling for a date. I know she’s in a long-term relationship, but … Amber just seems like an interesting person to meet.”
Eventually, they did meet and Musk became friends with the actress and her famous ex-husband, according to a source. The mogul also donated to Art of Elysium, an arts foundation that Heard is an avid supporter and they worked together to plan one of the foundation’s galas.
Amber Heard, The Rum Dairies star’s divorce from Johnny Depp was finalized in January after a highly publicized legal battle.
She pledged to donate her $7 million divorce payout to charity, which she said she’d split between the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, where she is a volunteer, and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Meanwhile, Musk divorced British actress Talulah Riley for the second time last year. The former couple first married in 2010 and divorced two years later, before marrying again in 2013.
The 45-year-old co-founder of PayPal has five children with his first wife Justine Musk, whom he married in 2000 before divorcing eight years later after meeting Pride And Prejudice star Riley.