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‘No fancy house near rocket site’: Maye Musk ‘sleeps in garage’ when visiting billionaire son at SpaceX

When Maye Musk visits Elon Musk in Texas, she talks about their time together and sleeping in the “garage.”

It’s clear that Maye Musk would rather spend time with her son Elon than stay in a five-star hotel. The model and human rights activist, 74, spoke up on a range of topics in a brand-new essay for The Times in the UK, including her connection with Elon. The wealthiest man in the world, 51-year-old Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, believes that Maye has “absolutely no interest” in material possessions.

In April, Elon acknowledged that she “even doesn’t own a house right now” and lives “at friends’ locations.” Without going into any detail, Maye said that every time she travels to Texas to see her son at SpaceX’s headquarters, she must “sleep in the garage.” According to a comment that appeared in the Times UK report, she was cited as stating, “You can’t have a nice place near a rocket factory.”

Maye said that, in contrast to Elon, she is not nearly as committed to traveling to space herself, despite her son’s ambitions to be able to transport humans to Mars as early as 2026. She told The Times, “You have to have six months of solitude and preparation, and that simply doesn’t appeal to me. But I’ll comply if my children want me to.

Elon has previously called Errol Musk “a horrible human being,” while Maye has spoken about the “rough days” that followed their divorce. She spoke to her daughter Tosca Musk, a director and filmmaker, by saying, “Tosca and I were kidding the other day about how we all lived in a one-bedroom apartment for a year. “I had a stomach ache for a very long period after divorcing my husband. I was so afraid that I wouldn’t be able to feed my children “Maye said.

Elon and Maye Musk
Maye and Elon Musk. PHOTO: PASCAL LE SEGRETAIN/GETTY

Maye considered how “we couldn’t afford” to throw her a party for turning 50. Zip2, the internet software company Elon and his brother Kimbal, a current entrepreneur and restaurateur, founded, had a problem finding a permanent home for its employees, but luckily at the time one of the investors gave up theirs. So, Maye remembered, “the kids went out and bought some not-so-fancy food and gave me a tiny wooden home and a little wooden automobile and told me that one day they would get me the real thing.”

“That’s so wonderful, I responded, believing it would never happen. Before you knew it, they had carried out their plan.” Elon has always benefited from Maye’s unwavering support. Maye not only accompanied Elon to the Met Gala this year, but she also released a statement after the claim that Elon had an affair with Nicole Shanahan, the ex-wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, which Shanahan also denied.

Source: MARCA, PEOPLE, Meaww

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Written by Alex Bruno

Freelance space writer Alex Bruno specializes in covering China's quickly expanding space industry. In 2021, he started writing for SpaceXMania. He also contributes to publications including SpaceNews, IEEE Spectrum, National Geographic, Sky & Telescope, and New Scientist. When Alex was a small child, he first experienced the space bug after seeing Voyager photographs of alien planets in our solar system. When not in space, Alex likes to go trail jogging in the Finnish countryside.

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