'No fancy house near rocket site': Maye Musk sleeps in 'garage' when visiting son Elon Musk at SpaceX HQ
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS: Maye Musk is always willing to sacrifice luxurious accommodations in order to spend time with her son Elon Musk. The model and activist, 74, opened up in a brand new article for The Times in the UK on a variety of subjects, among them her relationship with Elon.
The 51-year-old CEO of Tesla and SpaceX is the world's richest man, but Maye claims that she has no interest in material items "at all." Elon had admitted that she doesn't "even own a home right now" and lives "at friends' places" back in April.
Without going into much detail, Maye claimed that she must "sleep in the garage" whenever she visits her son at the SpaceX's headquarters in Texas. The Times UK article quoted her saying, "You can't have a fancy house near a rocket site." Maye added that unlike Elon, she's not quite as devoted to making the journey into space herself, despite her son's hopes of being able to send people to Mars as early as 2026. "You have to have six months of preparation and isolation and that just doesn't appeal to me," she told The Times. "But if my kids want me to do it, I will do it."
Maye also talked about the "hard times" following the dissolution of her marriage to Errol Musk, who Elon has previously referred to as "a terrible human being." She said, "Tosca and I were joking the other day about how we all lived in a one-bedroom apartment for a year," referring to her daughter Tosca Musk, a filmmaker and director. "For a long time after I left my marriage, I had a pain in my gut. I was so terrified about not being able to feed my kids," added Maye.
Maye reflected on the fact that "we couldn't afford" to have a celebration for her 50th birthday. But at the time, one of the investors in Zip2, the online software business Elon and his brother Kimbal, who is now an entrepreneur and restaurateur, established, offered up their residence. "So the kids picked up not-so-fancy food and they gave me a little wooden house and a little wooden car and promised me that one day they would buy me the real thing," Maye recalled. "I said, 'That's so sweet,' thinking it would never happen. Next thing you know, that is what they did."
Maye has consistently been a steadfast advocate for her son Elon. In addition to going to the Met Gala with him this year, Maye also made a statement after Elon denied having an affair with Nicole Shanahan, the former wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, an accusation that Shanahan also rejected.