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    Why Did Elon Musk Divorce His First Wife Justine Wilson?

    Elon Musk has been involved with numerous women and has had countless affairs. The Tesla founder’s relationship history has been an exciting adventure. His love life, from his marriage to artist Grimes to his friendship with actress Amber Heard, has captured the attention of social media. Musk has ten kids and was most recently linked to Natasha Bassett, an Elvis actor. But before he became this big hotshot CEO, he met and got married to Justine Wilson. 

    At the age of 19, Elon Musk moved to Canada from his native South Africa and enrolled at Queen’s University in Ontario. Before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania, Musk met Justine Wilson during his second year of college. After nearly ten years of dating, the pair got married because of his continuous pursuit of her and his refusal to accept no for an answer. 

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    Justine Wilson: More Than Just Elon Musk’s Ex-Wife 

    Justine Wilson

    The majority of Justine Wilson’s early years were spent in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, where she was born. She studied at Kingston’s Queen’s University and graduated with an English literature degree. She next relocated to Japan, where she worked as an ESL teacher, before settling in California. Wilson is a fantasy novelist, and ‘BloodAngel’, her debut book, was released in 2005. In 2007, she published her second book, ‘Uninvited’, and the follow-up to ‘BloodAngel’, ‘Lord of Bones’, came out the following year. She has written several short stories as well.

    Vivian Jenna Wilson, the daughter of Musk and Wilson, made news when court papers showed she was renaming herself and adopting her mother’s maiden name. She now identifies as transgender and used to go by the name Xavier Alexander Musk. She stated in the court document that she wanted a new name to represent her new gender identity as well as a break from her biological father. In a tweet, Justine recapped a discussion she had with her daughter in which she expressed pride in her. 

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    What Led To Justine And Elon Musk’s Messy Divorce? 

    JustiElon Musk and Justine Wilson

    Wilson initially met Musk in her freshman year at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, when she was an aspiring writer. She said in an essay that appeared in Marie Claire Musk asked her out on a date, and she accepted; but, on the day of the date, she canceled. She claimed that he continued to find her, apparently unable to accept a refusal, with two ice creams in hand. After separation of a few years, the pair eventually got back together. Wilson detailed how she had been engaged to a wealthy entrepreneur after first dating a struggling businessman. She claimed that once Musk sold his first company, Zip2, in 1999, he became instantly worth $20 million dollars. In 2002, the couple gave birth to a boy named Nevada Alexander. Nevada stopped breathing and had been pronounced brain dead at the age of 10 weeks. The cause of death was listed as SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). Following IVF treatment, Wilson gave birth to twins later named Xavier and Griffin as well as triplets Kai, Saxon, and Damian over the course of the following five years.

    Justine claimed she felt like “an employee” and that her voice was not heard during the marriage, which lasted from 2000 until 2008. She claimed she became a trophy wife and, although leading a dream life, she came to the realization that this was not what she wanted. The Tesla CEO agreed to go for counseling with her but in the end, gave her an ultimatum of “fixing the marriage today or tomorrow I divorce you.” She claimed that the next day, she received divorce papers in the mail and declared to be estranged from Musk at the time the piece was published in Marie Claire, but she still did not regret their union. She said that they had joint custody of their kids, who were believed to be “thriving.” Justine also said that she kept the last name of her ex-husband after divorce for the sake of her children.

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    Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Kavya has a fondness for all things fluffy and feel-good. Whenever she is not making inappropriate Freudian jokes she can be found in the kitchen baking diabetes-inducing desserts or curled up in a corner with Pride and Prejudice.

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