Before and since finalizing her divorce, Amber Heard has been spotted numerous times alongside Tesla and Space X founder Elon Musk. But, according to The Hollywood Reporter, their friendship started long ago.
Musk, 45, first noticed Heard, 30, when he had a cameo in RobertRodriguez’s 2013 film Machete Kills in which he had a cameo and the actress had a small role. According to insiders, she more than caught his eye… Musk emailed Rodriguez and others, requesting the chance to meet her.
“If there is a party or event with Amber, I’d be interested in meeting her just out of curiosity,” the billionaire wrote. “Allegedly, she is a fan of George Orwell and Ayn Rand … most unusual.”
The director did in fact set up a get together for Musk and Heard but the actress, who had begun seeing Johnny Depp by this point, was a no-show. But Musk was undiscouraged and emailed Rodriguez again:
“Can you send her a note saying I would like to get together for lunch in LA?” he wrote. “Am not angling for a date. I know she’s in a long-term relationship, but … Amber just seems like an interesting person to meet.”
According to a source close to Musk, the newly-inseparable twosome are not romantically involved: “As for now, they are just friends.”