New photos of the eccentric 50-year-old billionaire Elon Musk with his new girlfriend, 27-year-old Australian actress Natasha Bassett went viral.
The couple was reportedly seen together at the Cheval Blanc hotel in St-Barth Isle de France. Photographs show the couple enjoying a quiet lunch at Saint-Tropez, a coastal town in France popular among the rich. (He probably took his $70M jet to get there)
According to DNAIndia.com, the rumor mill has it that the couple has been dating exclusively since February of this year.
Bassett is originally from Sydney, Australia. In her very first audition at age 14, she landed the lead role in the Australian Theatre for Young People’s production of Romeo and Juliet. The actress went on to attend Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art before moving to New York City to study acting – she currently resides in NYC. She worked on an Elvis Presley biopic and a 2017 Britney Spears biopic, Hail, Caesar!.
UK’s Daily Mail has reported that Bassett has fallen for Musk’s brains and “not his bank balance.”
Musk, CEO of Tesla, is the richest person on the planet. with a reported net worth of roughly $230 billion. That figure is down from about $300 billion in the first week of April due to a drop in the stock market and his on-again, off-again purchase of Twitter lingering.
Musk has previously been married three times to two women – he was married twice to British actress Talulah Riley and once to author Justine Musk. Elon and Justine have five children together.
Story has it that Musk was not willing to take no for an answer to land Justine. Having met at Queen’s University he asked her out for ice cream, to which she said yes but then backed out forcing his hand. He showed up at her dorm with the tasty treat, having “two chocolate-chip ice cream cones dripping down his hands,” according to a story in Marie Clare several years back, “He’s not a man who takes no for an answer.”
He also dated Amber Heard for some period of time before splitting. While the timeline is a little fuzzy, many assume they were together for about a year between 2016 to 2017, which would be following his split from Riley and hers from Johnny Depp.
As it stands now, with the Depp-Heard Trial coming to a close, it makes that period of time more interesting to look back on.
Lastly, Musk and long-time partner Grimes called it quits back in September 2021. They have one son together, and they secretly welcomed a second child – a daughter – via surrogate in December 2021.