In July, TMZ began reporting that not-yet-divorced Amber Heard had been seen out and about with Tesla founder and tech billionaire Elon Musk. And while there were no clear details of a romance in bloom, the implication from TMZ was clear: Heard and Musk were quickly becoming a thing.
Heard was in the long process of divorcing her allegedly abusive husband Johnny Depp when the rumor of the new romance began to swirl, and since Depp’s family had implied that they believed Heard to have only been with Depp for his money, it was clear why TMZ — the outlet who was most visibly team Depp — might speculate around unconfirmed rumors about this new bond.
But it appears that TMZ was wrong, and it was Musk who has been trying to get a date with Amber Heard for nearly three years. The Hollywood Reporter got ahold of leaked correspondence that Musk sent director Robert Rodriguez and others in 2013, when the actress and the tech giant were briefly on set for the same film (Machete Kills). Even then he was trying to get a date with Heard:
“If there is a party or event with Amber, I’d be interested in meeting her just out of curiosity,” Musk wrote. “Allegedly, she is a fan of George Orwell and Ayn Rand … most unusual.”
In another email, he asserted he knew she was in a long-term relationship but that she just “seems like an interesting person to meet.” “Can you send her a note saying I would like to get together for lunch in LA?” he wrote in another email. “Am not angling for a date.” Sounds like he was!