Elon Musk, 51, and Australian actress Natasha Bassett, 28, have split, HollywoodLife has EXCLUSIVELY learned. The news comes just days after the billionaire Space X founder confirmed that he and Neuralink exec Shivon Zilis secretly welcomed twins into the world in Nov. 2021, bringing the total number of his children to ten. And according to our source, Natasha pulled the plug on their “romantic” relationship after his big reveal, but she “hopes that they can still be friends.”
“Natasha has learned so much from Elon and she is grateful for the time that they spent together, as it was very special and surreal,” our source told us, adding that Natasha has decided to focus more on her career, which has exploded, following the release of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic. In the film, Natasha starred as The King’s high school girlfriend, Dixie Locke.
“After the release of her Elvis biopic in late June, these last few weeks have been a lot of stress on Natasha,” the insider said. “Acting has always been her dream and it is her first true love. She is now getting the kind of recognition that she has worked so hard for her whole life and Natasha knows that she must walk these next steps alone. She doesn’t have time for outside noise.” Especially the kind that stemmed from her relationship with Elon.
HollywoodLife was the first to report that Elon was with Natasha after she was seen deplaning from Elon’s jet in Los Angeles, Calif., on February 17. However, Elon and Natasha were not photographed together until May 29, when they were spotted having lunch in St. Tropez. The week prior, we EXCLUSIVELY reported that Natasha took Elon’s mother, Maye Musk, 74, as her guest to the premiere of Elvis in Cannes, France. Luckily, the source told us that the breakup is not affecting Natasha’s friendship with Maye. “Natasha adores his mother Maye and the bond that they formed will continue,” they said.
Although Natasha will likely not be giving birth to another of Elon’s babies, the source said that she does, one day, want to have kids of her own. “Natasha wants to have a family one day and is certain that she will have one, but she has very traditional values,” the source said. “She is also young and having kids is not a part of her plan at this time. When the time is right, she will be ready. Instead, she is focusing on herself, and her career and she is in a good place right now.”
HollywoodLife reached out to reps for Elon and Natasha. We have not heard back from either.