Talulah Riley, the author and actress who was twice married to Tesla billionaire Elon Musk, has reflected on their relationship.
Riley, his new dystopian novel The acceleration is out now, has been married to Musk twice — the first time from 2010 to 2012 and a second time from 2013 to 2016.
In conversation with The IndependentRiley said of the couple’s decision to remarry: “Obviously I understand that it looks strange. But that logic made sense at the time.”
She added: “I suppose the reason for getting married again was because after you got married it felt silly to be together unmarried. You know it’s like a habit. We said, ‘This is my husband.’ ‘This is my wife.’ “Oh wait, no, we’re not anymore. We better be that again.’”
Riley – who is dating her now pistol Co-star Thomas Brodie-Sangster – said she shares a “very deep love and connection” with Musk, adding, “He’s a great friend. He’s watching over me. We’re in a happy place now where we’re good to each other, which is really nice. I have the greatest love for him.”
The actor who starred in St Trinianthe 2007 adaptation Pride and Prejudice and western worldShe said she took a career break to look after Musk’s five children from his first marriage to Justine Musk.
“It wasn’t really a traditional housewife role,” she said. “I mean, there were the rockets and the cars and there were things exploding… there was a lot going on – a lot that was very stimulating.
“We [she and Musk’s kids] were very involved in what was happening. It was a group effort. A family-wide effort.”
Praising her former husband, she continued, “Elon was amazing. He had me by his side for all of this. So it wasn’t like I was stuck in a mansion in Bel Air like a trophy wife, which wouldn’t have been fun. Of course, I witnessed this for others. But fortunately that was not my destiny.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/elon-musk-talulah-riley-relationship-b2114732.html Talulah Riley Says She “Understands It Looks Strange” That She Married Elon Musk Twice