Elon Musk, Wife Take 2nd Shot at 2nd Divorce

This time, Talulah Riley filed the papers
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 22, 2016 2:36 AM CDT
Elon Musk, Wife Take 2nd Shot at 2nd Divorce
Talulah Riley and Elon Musk attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.   (Evan Agostini)

Billionaire Elon Musk and actress Talulah Riley are making another attempt to end their second marriage, the AP reports. Riley filed to divorce Musk on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Musk filed for divorce on New Year's Eve in 2014 but withdrew the petition seven months later. The divorce is amicable, and the pair agreed that Riley would file the petition to end their latest marriage after roughly 2½ years. According to the statement, Musk and Riley have been living separately for the past six months and plan to remain friends. Riley's filing cites irreconcilable differences and makes no mention of a prenuptial agreement. She is seeking spousal support from Musk.

Musk co-founded PayPal and has gone on to help start the electric car company Tesla Motors and the private space firm SpaceX. Riley appeared in Pride & Prejudice and Inception and wrote and directed her first feature film, Scottish Mussel, in 2014. The pair first married in 2010 and divorced in 2012. They remarried 18 months later. They do not have any children together, although Musk has five sons from a previous marriage. (Tesla Motors may have a name change in the works.)

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