Guys. GUYS. Hollywood/Silicon Valley’s hottest couple has split. They’re done. Kaput. The end. Shit.
Yesterday, actress Amber Heard uploaded a photo to her Instagram of her brushing her hair with a fork like Ariel, the Little Mermaid, does in that awful Disney movie. The caption read, “Put a fork in it.”
What does this mean? If we read way too into it, perhaps the caption implies putting a fork in the relationship. Like a fork in the road. Where one party goes left and one party goes right. Separately. Un-together.
To put the flying rumors to rest, the One True Starboy himself, Elon Musk, left a comment on Heard’s post:
Btw, just to clear up some of the press storm this weekend, although Amber and I did break up, we are still friends, remain close and love one another. Long distance relationships when both partners have intense work obligations are always difficult, but who knows what the future holds.
Heard and Musk had been dating for a little over a year, according to popular celebrity gossip outlet People. Of course, Musk’s post doesn’t seem like he’s shut the door completely on this one. It seems like they both are super busy at work. It takes a lot of time to plan the colonization of Mars!
Apparently, Musk became “infatuated” with Heard during Robert Rodriguez’s 2013 movie, Machete Kills. An unnamed source said that he started sending emails to Rodriguez and others, asking for a meet up, the Hollywood Reporter wrote in 2016:
“If there is a party or event with Amber, I’d be interested in meeting her just out of curiosity,” Musk wrote. “Allegedly, she is a fan of George Orwell and Ayn Rand … most unusual.” Rodriguez and team did indeed set up a dinner, but Heard — who was dating [Johnny] Depp at the time — didn’t show, leading Musk to try again. “Can you send her a note saying I would like to get together for lunch in LA?” he emailed the Rodriguez team again. “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.”
Which means: Elon’s back on the market, folks! But do keep in mind that Elon doesn’t do casual. But he does zipline.