Talulah Riley says Elon Musk asks for consent. Photo: ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP.

A man of consent? Elon Musk’s ex-wife reveals sweet details

Talulah Riley, ex-wife of SA-born billionaire Elon Musk revealed that he was a man who asked for consent, even to place his hand on her knee.


Talulah Riley says Elon Musk asks for consent. Photo: ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP.

British Actress and writer Talulah Riley revealed that her ex-husband South African-born billionaire Elon Musk was a man who asked for consent – on an episode of the docuseries The Elon Musk Show.

South Africans can stream The Elon Musk Show on Showmax.

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Talulah Riley, who was married to Elon Musk from 2010 to 2012 and 2013 to 2016, revealed sweet details about dating the billionaire. She revealed that he always asked for consent including putting his hand on her knee – on the first episode of The Elon Musk Show.

“My first impressions were that he was very sweet. He seemed quite shy, he said ‘may I put my hand on your knee’. And I said ‘okay go on then’. So, it was quite sweet that he asked,” she said.

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She also revealed that Musk had told her that he does not usually do this – but asked if they could meet for breakfast. After the breakfast, Musk then invited the actress for lunch and then dinner afterwards.

He then asked her to come to his room, just to show her rockets videos. 

“I remember one evening he said ‘would you like to come back to my hotel room so we can look at rocket videos?’… And we did get into his hotel room and he did just show me rocket videos,” she continued.

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  • Musk’s first wife was Justine Musk. However, he married Talulah twice. The pair were married from 2010 to 2012 and then divorced.
  • Musk and Talulah reconciled in 2013 and wed again only to get divorced in 2016.
  • According to Cosmopolitan, the pair Riley first met in a bar in London in 2008.
  • Talulah reportedly took a break from her acting career to take care of Musk’s five children who he shares with Justine.
Talulah Riley
Actress Talulah Riley spoke fondly about her ex-husband, Elon Musk, whom she divorced twice. Image via @premierhairandmakeup/Instagram

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