Justine Musk (born Jennifer Justine Wilson; September 2, 1972)[1][2][3] is a Canadian author. She was the first wife of Elon Musk.

Justine Musk
BornJennifer Justine Wilson
(1972-09-02) September 2, 1972 (age 47)
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Notable worksBloodAngel
Elon Musk
(m. 2000; div. 2008)
Children6 (one deceased)
Nevada Alexander (deceased), Xavier, Griffin, Kai, Saxon, Damian


Musk is the author of the contemporary fantasy novel BloodAngel,[4] published in 2005 by the ROC imprint of Penguin Books. Her second book, Uninvited, was released in 2007 and is an unrelated work intended for young-adult readers. A sequel to BloodAngel, Lord of Bones, was released in 2008.[5] Musk is one of the first people to ever use a site like Pinterest to plan out a novel.[6]

In an interview, she identified Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, Paul Theroux, George R.R. Martin, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Neil Gaiman as authors whom she could relate her writings to.[7] She also described her books as cross-genre fiction.

Musk also offers TED Talks on a regular basis.

Personal lifeEdit

Musk was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada and she spent most of her early life there. She attended Queen's University in Kingston and obtained a degree in English Literature. She then moved to Japan where she taught English as a Second Language (ESL) before finally settling in California.

She married Elon Musk, co-founder of Tesla and founder of SpaceX, in January 2000. Their first son, Nevada, was born in 2002 and died of sudden infant death syndrome at the age of 10 weeks.[8]

Through IVF, she later gave birth to twin boys, Griffin and Xavier, in 2004; followed by triplets Damian, Saxon and Kai in 2006.[9][10] On September 13, 2008, she announced that she and Musk were getting a divorce.[11] She later wrote an article for Marie Claire entitled "I Was a Starter Wife" detailing the ways in which the marriage was unhealthy, including that he frequently belittled her, discouraged her from career pursuits, and pressured her to dye her hair blonde.[8] Still, she claimed to have been a "model ex-wife", on good terms with Musk's second ex-wife, Talulah Riley.[12][13]


  1. ^ Pierre Haski (May 28, 2015). "Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX): génie ou prédateur de la Silicon Valley?" (in French). Rue89.
  2. ^ "Justine Musk profile" (in German).
  3. ^ "Justine Musk profile".
  4. ^ "Justine Musk: Dark Urban Fantasy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-28.
  5. ^ "the decadents". Retrieved 2012-11-28.
  6. ^ Orsini, Lauren Rae (March 2, 2012). "How novelist Justine Musk builds a fictional world on Pinterest". The Daily Dot. Retrieved 2012-11-28.
  7. ^ Goodwin, Geoffrey (October 2007). "Bookslut | An Interview with Justine Musk". www.bookslut.com. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  8. ^ a b Musk, Justine (September 9, 2010). ""I Was a Starter Wife": Inside America's Messiest Divorce". Marie Claire. Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  9. ^ Elon Musk profile - Forbes Magazine
  10. ^ Justine Musk | TEDxUIUC (posted Jun 1, 2017)
  11. ^ moschus (2008-09-13). "yes, divorce". minx. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  12. ^ Kelly, Cathal (May 14, 2010). "Wife blogs about divorce from billionaire". The Star. Toronto, Canada: Toronto Star. Retrieved 2012-11-28.
  13. ^ Zennie, Michael (August 21, 2012). "PayPal founder Elon Musk gives his British actress wife just $4.2million in divorce... despite being worth $2BILLION". Daily Mail. UK: Associated Papers Ltd. Retrieved 2013-02-19.

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