St. Louis, MO- Elon Musk, billionaire and creative mind behind Tesla and Space X, is divorcing his actress wife Talulah Riley for the second time, making it his third divorce.

The Associated Press reports that Musk, 43, filed for divorce on New Year’s Eve in a Los Angeles Superior Court.

Musk, who co-founded PayPal, first married the British actress in September of 2010 after his marriage to Canadian writer Justine Musk was dissolved. Musk and Riley, 29, stayed together a short time before separating in

When the couple settled their first divorce, Musk agreed to pay Riley $4.2 million dollars and let her keep her Tesla Roadster, her Cartier jewelry and her Gucci watches.

After their first divorce, the Telegraph noted that the South African-born industrialist, had complimentary things to say about Riley, tweeting, “It was an amazing four years. I will love you forever.”

Apparently, he meant his love Riley would last because just 18 months after they finalized their first divorce, they married for a second time in July of 2013. But loving someone and living with is a whole different matter and the couple soon separated.

The AP noted that couple have been living apart since July of this year when Riley began work on a film she wrote and directed.

In a joint statement, the couple said their split was amicable. Musk has agreed to pay Riley $16 million in cash along with other financial assets. Property will be divided according to the terms of their prenuptial agreement according to the statement.

Musk and Riley don’t have children together, but he has five children from his first marriage.

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