Elon Musk and Amber Heard were briefly in a romantic relationship in 2016. Heard, an actress known for her roles in movies such as “Aquaman” and “The Rum Diary,” had recently filed for divorce from her then-husband, actor Johnny Depp. Musk and Heard reportedly met on the set of the movie “Machete Kills” in 2013, but did not begin dating until a few years later.
The couple’s relationship was highly publicized, with rumors of their romance circulating in the media for several months before they made their first public appearance together in April 2017. They were seen together at various events, including the premiere of “Al Gore: An Inconvenient Sequel,” which Musk had produced, and the Sydney Opera House, where they watched a production of “The Importance of Being Earnest.”
However, Musk and Heard’s relationship was short-lived. They reportedly broke up in August 2017, citing their busy schedules and the difficulties of a long-distance relationship as reasons for the split. Despite the breakup, the couple has remained on good terms, with Musk referring to Heard as “an amazing, brilliant and kind person” in a statement to the media.