Elon Musk on his relationship with Amber Heard: 'It was brutal'

Elon Musk on his relationship with Amber Heard: 'It was brutal'

Elon Musk's close friends and family, including his brother Kimbal, were not big fans of his girlfriend Amber Heard. 

Elon Musk and Amber Heard on a dinner date
Amber Heard and Elon Musk/Instagram (@amberheard)

Details about Elon Musk's relationship with his former girlfriend, Amber Heard, have been laid bare in his new biography.

The self-titled biography, which is written by author and journalist Walter Isaacson, was released on Tuesday, September 12.

According to a summary of the book, it is an "astonishingly intimate story of the most fascinating and controversial innovator of our era". 

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Not only did the tech billionaire give Walter an inside look into his career, but his personal life as well. In a chapter about Elon's 'Rocky Relationships', Elon talks candidly about his relationship with Amber.

The pair briefly met in 2014 and their paths crossed again at the 2016 Met Gala, while Amber was still married to Johnny Depp.  The actress claimed in court that Johnny had stood her up that night. Several weeks after the Met Gala, Amber filed for divorce. 

Elon and Amber made their romance public in 2017 but called it quits no long after. 

The book reveals that some members of Elon's family were not pleased about their relationship. The couple allegedly had an explosive fight during a December 2017 vacation with Elon and his family.

According to E! News, the Space X founder's brother Kimbal called Amber "toxic" in the book. He also described her as a "nightmare". 

Kimbal said it is sad that his brother "falls in love with these people who are really mean to him".

Elon described his relationship with Amber in three words: "It was brutal."

Walter interviewed Amber for the biography as well. "I love him very much. Elon loves fire, and sometimes it burns him," she told him. 

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Singer Grimes, who has three children with Elon, also shared her thoughts on Amber. She described her as "chaotic evil". 

Grimes told the author that she believes Elon's attraction to Amber could be linked to his relationship with his father, Errol Musk.

"He's attracted to chaotic evil. It's about his father and what he grew up with, and he's quick to fall back into being treated badly. He associates love with being mean or abusive. There's an Errol-Amber through line," the Insider quoted her as saying in the book.

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Main image credit: Instagram/@amberheard

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