The former wife of the American CEO confided in the documentary The Elon Musk Show’.
Elon Musk “woke up screaming” for fear of bankruptcy, according to his ex-wife Talulah Riley.
The 51-year-old businessman now has an estimated fortune of $232 billion, but he was still trying to ‘avoid’ the prospect of going bankrupt, according to his former wife.
Talulah – who was married to Musk between 2010 and 2012 and again from 2013 to 2016 – said: “He was trying to avoid bankruptcy. Every day Elon would come home and say, ‘It’s over. He was ridiculed by the press. He had night terrors in the middle of the night. We were fast asleep and suddenly he was screaming in his sleep, like he was trying to climb to escape something. »
The 37-year-old actress went on to explain that the Tesla founder – who later married pop singer Grimes and has a total of eight children from various relationships – even offered her a ‘way out’ of their relationship in the early days of his ventures, but the pair got engaged just 10 days after they met at a London nightclub.
Speaking on BBC documentary ‘The Elon Musk Show’, she added: “All available resources had to be invested in the business. He gave me a way out. He said to me: “That’s the hardest part, you don’t have to stay. My first impressions were that he was very nice, he seemed quite shy. He said to me: “Can- I put my hand on your knee? “I said, ‘Okay, go ahead’, which I thought was very nice of him. Then one evening, I remember he asked me if I wanted to come to my hotel room so we could watch rocket videos. And I thought, OK, I’ll be back. And we walked into his hotel room…and he showed me some rocket videos.”