Why Elon Musk's Inner Circle Couldn't Stand His Ex Amber Heard

Amber Heard has been famously linked to her ex-husband Johnny Depp, but many may have forgotten she was also involved in another high-profile relationship with Elon Musk. According to Heard, she and Musk first started talking at the 2016 Met Gala while she was still married to Depp, but he had stood her up at the event. "He seemed like a real gentleman. He was really nice. He sat at a nearby table and we got to speaking that night and eventually became friends," the "Aquaman" star said of Musk, per People.

Heard and the Tesla founder eventually started dating before breaking up for the first time in 2017. Musk was clearly heartbroken at the time and stated in a Rolling Stone interview, "I just broke up with my girlfriend. I was really in love, and it hurt bad." After a pause, he revealed, "Well, she broke up with me more than I broke up with her, I think. I've been in severe emotional pain for the last few weeks." Musk and Heard attempted to rekindle their romance before finally breaking up for good in 2018. "Elon and I had a beautiful relationship, and we have a beautiful friendship now, one that was based on our core values," Heard stated to The Hollywood Reporter. While the two former flames had nothing negative to say about each other, according to Musk's friends and family, the "Rum Diary" actor was a nightmare girlfriend.

Elon Musk's relationship with Amber Heard was reportedly toxic

While Elon Musk remains cordial when speaking about his ex-girlfriend Amber Heard, his close ones are not afraid of holding back. As reported by the Daily Mail, in the biography titled "Elon Musk" written by Walter Isaacson, Elon's brother Kimbal Musk stated, "She was just so toxic. A nightmare." Elon's chief of staff declared, "She was like the Joker in Batman. She didn't have a goal or aim other than chaos. She thrives on destabilizing everything." The author detailed Elon and Heard's tumultuous fights, which included the actor locking herself in a room and claiming she was afraid of being attacked. "She really is a very good actress so she will say things that you're like: 'Wow, maybe she's telling you the truth,' but she isn't," Kimbal shared, adding that Heard reminded him of his father. Elon's ex-girlfriend Grimes compared Heard to a Dungeons & Dragons character, calling her "chaotic evil." As for Heard, she revealed, "I love him very much. Elon loves fire, and sometimes it burns him."

Musk was expected to testify during Heard and Johnny Depp's defamation trial but ended up not taking the stand, per the New York Post. It's unclear what the SpaceX founder and Heard's relationship is now but according to CNN, the "Machete Kills" actor left Twitter after Musk's acquisition.

Elon Musk got dragged into Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's trial drama

Elon Musk and Amber Heard's start to their relationship is a bit sketchy as the actor was still married to Johnny Depp when the two reportedly got together. During Heard and Depp's legal battle, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star accused his ex-wife of having an affair with Musk just one month after they were married, per People. According to the filing, Depp alleged that Musk visited his then-wife late at night at their Los Angeles apartment multiple times, with one being the time Heard was seen with bruises on her face.

In 2020, a staff member of their building stated in court during Depp's lawsuit against The Sun that she had seen Heard with "a number of marks on [her] body" in the summer of 2016, Page Six reported. The employee claimed in court that Musk had left the building shortly before seeing Heard. As for claims that Musk freely came and went to visit Heard at the penthouse while she and Depp were together, the Neuralink founder took to Twitter to state, "This is false. JD's team put out 'video evidence,' but conveniently excluded the date stamp, as it was well after JD & AH had separated." As mentioned previously, Musk did not testify at the defamation trial but private details about him and Heard were revealed in court.

Elon Musk and Amber Heard were reportedly in a legal battle over frozen embryos

In July 2021, Amber Heard announced that she had welcomed a baby girl in April. "I'm so excited to share this news with you. Four years ago, I decided I wanted to have a child. I wanted to do it on my own terms," she shared on Instagram. "I now appreciate how radical it is for us as women to think about one of the most fundamental parts of our destinies in this way. I hope we arrive at a point in which it's normalized to not want a ring in order to have a crib," Heard continued, sharing that her baby's name was Oonagh Paige Heard.

While Heard has remained quiet about who Oonagh's father was, according to a close family friend Jennifer Howell, the actor's mom shared with her that the exes were "in a legal battle ... over the rights to embryos that they had created together," per Radar. Howell stated in court during The Sun trial that she was told Elon Musk wanted to get rid of the embryos but Heard had wanted to use them to get pregnant.

"Amber Heard's baby daddy Elon Musk was supposed to be a witness in this trial. I am not surprised he's ghosting. Prob scared the tea about those embryos he wanted her to destroy (but she used anyway) was going to be on record, or the dates when they hooked up," a Twitter user speculated. If this theory is indeed true, this would make Oonagh number 12 for Musk.