Elon Musk’s past involvement with Amber Heard is now detailed in a book—literally.
The CEO of Tesla and founder of SpaceX reflected on his yearlong on-and-off romance with the Aquaman actress in his eponymous new biography written by Walter Isaacson. Describing their relationship, Elon said, “It was brutal.”
Although the tech entrepreneur first met Amber after seeing her in the 2013 film “Machete Kills,” the book reveals that their romantic involvement didn’t truly begin until four years later, following her divorce from Johnny Depp. According to Walter’s account, their initial dates often revolved around work, with Amber surprising Elon at the Tesla factory in California for his birthday and Elon visiting her on the Australian set of “Aquaman.” Nevertheless, they both shared a passion for the geekier aspects of life.
Amber playfully remarked to the Pulitzer Prize-winning author in the biography, “I guess I could be called a geek for someone who can also be called a hot chick.” Walter noted in the book that, at one point, the 37-year-old spent “two months designing and commissioning a head-to-toe costume so she could role-play” for Elon, who had mentioned that she reminded him of his favorite video game character, Mercy from Overwatch.
However, some members of Elon’s inner circle didn’t have a favorable view of the relationship. Elon’s brother, Kimbal Musk, described Amber as “toxic” and “a nightmare” in the biography, suggesting that Elon often falls for individuals who are “beautiful, no question, but they have a very dark side.”
Elon’s response was, “Because I’m just a fool for love. I am often a fool, but especially for love.”
After their final breakup in 2017, Elon recalled enduring “18 months of unrelenting insanity” that he described as “mind-bogglingly painful.”
Nevertheless, the former couple is currently on good terms. Amber mentioned in the biography, “I love him very much,” and added, “Elon loves fire, and sometimes it burns him.”
In the past, Elon has also shared kind words about his ex. In August 2017, he posted on Instagram, “Although Amber and I did break up, we are still friends, remain close and love one another. Long-distance relationships when both partners have intense work obligations are always difficult, but who knows what the future holds.”
Last year, he also expressed his well wishes for Amber after she was found liable for defaming her ex-husband Johnny in a jury trial in Virginia. He wrote on X (formerly Twitter), the social media site he purchased in 2022, shortly after the verdict was announced, “I hope they both move on. At their best, they are each incredible.”
E! News has reached out to representatives of Amber and Elon for comment but has not received a response.