Amber Heard says she still shares a 'beautiful friendship' with ex-boyfriend Elon Musk
Heard also admitted that she has now realized, often in her relationships, that she gets easily attracted to people who are not 'healthy' for her
Amber Heard says that her ex-boyfriend Elon Musk still has a special bond with her. The 'Aquaman' actress and the Tesla frontman dated for about a year until August 2017, before the pair reconciled for just a few weeks in early 2018 before finally going their separate ways.
While Heard says that the two are no longer an item, she recently admitted that they are still close friends who share a lot of "core values". In a new interview, she said: "Elon and I had a beautiful relationship, and we have a beautiful friendship now, one that was based on our core values. Intellectual curiosity, ideas and conversation, a shared love for science."
She added, "We just bonded on a lot of things that speak to who I am on the inside. I have so much respect for him." In a lot of her previous interviews, Heard has admitted that all her past relationships, including a five-year relationship with photographer Tasya Van Ree, and a turbulent marriage to Johnny Depp, have contributed towards making her the person she is now.
The actress shared, "I've had an amazing life, and I've had the good fortune to have some amazing people come into my life. Even the ones who were less easy or less traditional were important in making me the woman I am today." She continued, "I'm very lucky for the relationships I've had. They have given me the muscle and heart to do what I do."
Heard also admitted she has now realized that often in her relationships she gets easily attracted to people who are not 'healthy' for her. When asked if her friends know it before her whether a man is good influence or not, she said, "Yeah. It was a running joke among my small group of friends - they call me Calamity."
She added, "With [Tasya], they'd say, 'That was weird, but it's not going to get weirder. And then... There's something to be said about who one is drawn to. I'm not necessarily drawn to ... healthy. But I have hope. I hope to find an honest attraction to someone who is healthy. I very much want that."
Heard's comments about Musk come after the successful entrepreneur was forced to step down as electric automaker Tesla's chairman of the board and pay a $20 million fine but stay on as CEO, as a part of the deal he made over the fraud charges he was facing. The agreement eased pressure on Tesla's embattled CEO, who faced potentially being barred from serving as an officer or board member of a publicly traded company as a result of the charges, which stemmed from a tweet by Musk about taking the company private.
"The settlements, which are subject to court approval, will result in comprehensive corporate governance and other reforms at Tesla — including Musk's removal as chairman of the Tesla board — and the payment by Musk and Tesla of financial penalties" of $20 million each, the Securities and Exchange Commission said in a statement. SEC says that Musk chose the $420 price to impress his girlfriend, Montreal musician Grimes. The term '420' is commonly used to refer to marijuana.