General Facts and Figures
- Full name: Jennifer Justine Musk-nee Wilson
- Net Worth: $3 Million
- Occupation: Author
- Birthday: September 2, 1972
- Birthplace: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
- Birth Sign: Virgo
- Spouse: Elon Musk, from 2000 to 2008, Talulah Riley from 2010 to 2012, also married from 2013 to 2016
- Has a black belt in Tae Kwan Do.
- All her kids are boys.
- She has taught in Japan as an ESL teacher for a year.
About Justine Musk
Justine was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, on September 2, 1972, and is a science fiction author who wrote the contemporary novel BloodAngel. Later on, she came to be known as the first wife of Elon Musker the CEO and lead designer of SpaceX and the product architect of Tesla Inc. The couple has been married for 8 years and has 5 children together.
Justine spent most of her early life in Ontario, Canada, and attended Queen’s University in Kingston. She has a degree in English literature. Before settling in California, she spent a year in Japan teaching ESL.
She has also reported having spent some time in Australia. Not much is known about her childhood, but she said in an interview that she was a “lonely kid.”
The first book by Justine, BloodAngel, is a modern fantasy. After that, she wrote Uninvited and Lord of Bones, which is the sequel to BloodAngel.
Marriage to Elon Musk
Justine met Musk at Queen’s University where the latter had moved to Canada from South Africa, where he was also a student. Reportedly, Musk fell for Justine when he saw her on campus and invited her for ice cream.
Justine had reservations about Musk at first, but after his persistence, she caved.
There was a short break in the relationship when she moved to Japan, but the two started dating again when she moved back to Canada.
Justine has said that Musk was quite romantic at the time and one day handed her his credit card and asked her to buy as many books as she wanted. This is the time when she was writing her first novel and he was setting up his company.
The couple moved to Silicon Valley and moved in together, and in the following months, Justine suggested that they get married.
Musk readily agreed, and the two got married the same year. She has said in her later interviews that she was aware of Musk’s aggressive behavior but didn’t think much of it at the time.
The couple had their first child in 2002, and they named him Nevada Alexander Musk. He died 10 months later of sudden infant death syndrome. To cope with the tragedy, Musk was driven to spend more time at work, and Justine has said in an interview that she was in awe of her husband at the time for his ability to cope with the tragedy.
The couple was keen to have more children but didn’t want to take a risk this time. So they went to an in-vitro-fertilization clinic for advice. Justine gave birth to twins Xavier and Griffin in 2004 and triplets Saxon, Kai, and Damon in 2006.
Becoming a Published Author
Justine’s first novel BloodAngel was published in 2005, and she followed it up with Uninvited 2 years later, in 2007. She published BloodAngel’s sequel, Lord of Bones in 2008. But around this time, the romance was fading and the couple had started to drift apart.
In her later interviews, Justine has said that her husband was not very encouraging, did not appreciate or respect her writing, and was becoming increasingly dominating.
She claimed that on one occasion, he said that if she were his employee, he would fire her. She has said that even though she agrees that Musk’s strong personality is what made him so successful, that same personality is what drove a wedge between them.
Things got out of hand, and Justine suggested they go in for counseling, but Musk was against it and wanted things to stay just the way they were. In a 2010 interview with Marie Claire, Justine stated that she was a “starter wife” who had a conversation with her husband and told him that she wanted equality in the relationship. But Musk had other things on his mind and filed for divorce the next morning.
In a matter of hours, Musk had blocked her credit card as well. A month later, Musk informed her that he was in a relationship with actor Talulah Riley and was getting engaged to her. Musk would eventually marry and divorce Riley twice.
The couple had signed a post-nuptial agreement 6 weeks after their marriage, and that meant that anything acquired by her or Musk during or before the marriage was separate property and would remain so if they were to divorce. Justine had no choice but to take the matter to court because she felt that she had signed the document in good faith.
Justine decided to go public and appeared on CNBC’s Divorce Wars, a fact that annoyed Musk to no end. She also took to writing a blog in which she said that she wanted a Tesla Roadster, 5% of SpaceX stock, $6 million in cash, and 10% of Tesla stock. Several publications were quick to label her a “gold digger,”, but in a later post, she clarified that her husband was one of the wealthiest men in the world and the father of her children.
The couple eventually got joint custody of their 5 children. Eventually, Musk agreed to $2 million in cash, $80,000 monthly alimony, and the Tesla Roadster. He also agreed to extend child support for 17 years. Justine has said that she does not regret getting married or the divorce and that she has made peace with it.
Justine’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million, but some websites put this amount at around $1.5 million. This is taking into account her wealth and divorce settlement.
Justine admitted having been romantically involved with a mystery man after her divorce in the Marie Claire interview. She had said elsewhere that the man in question was in the writing business. However, no further details have been divulged since then.
She is 1.88 m tall and weighs 82 kg.
32, 28, 34 for body measurements. 32B bra cup size. Having brown eyes and brown hair
Justin is active on Twitter. On her official Twitter profile, she has 50k followers.