Elon Musk has second thoughts about getting a second divorce from his second wife

Hanging in there.
Hanging in there.
Image: Reuters/Joshua Roberts
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Elon Musk may be the world’s most demanding boss, but the SpaceX and Tesla CEO is a bit more flexible in his private life. Musk has just called off plans to divorce Talulah Riley, whom he already divorced and re-married once before.

When Musk met the English actress in 2008, he had only recently divorced from his first wife, novelist Justine Musk, with whom he has five children. He and Riley wed in 2010, then divorced in 2012, re-married in 2013, and filed for divorce again at the beginning of 2015. They were seen together in July at an annual billionaires retreat in Sun Valley, Idaho, apparently reconciled, and now the divorce papers have been rescinded, according to TMZ.

Canceling a second divorce from Riley might save Musk at least $16 million—that’s the payout he reportedly agreed to with Riley when the couple filed divorce papers on Jan. 1.

In a Jan. 18, 2012 tweet, now deleted, Musk said to Riley: ”It was an amazing four years. I will love you forever. You will make someone very happy one day.” It turns out that someone was none other than Musk himself—at least for now.