With social media at their disposal, celebrities no longer need to release big, bombastic statements through a publicist, when just a simple comment on Instagram can get the job done. Or at least, that seems to be the case for tech billionaire Elon Musk, who recently confirmed his split from actress Amber Heard by commenting on one of her Instagram posts.
Last Sunday, news broke that Heard and Musk broke up after one year of dating. According to sources, the reason behind the break up was timing and a busy schedule. “The timing wasn’t good for them. He’s super busy and works all the time. Amber is filming Aquaman in Australia until October. She’s in no position to settle with him. She feels her career is just starting.”
So on Monday, the Aquaman star posted posted a picture of herself sticking a fork into her red hair (dyed for her role in the film) above a still from The Little Mermaid, in which Ariel tries to comb her hair with a fork.
Among the many comments, Musk surprisingly added a comment of his own saying “V cute,” alongside a heart emoji. When the fans asked him about the status of their relationship, the billionaire offered a comment that went into more detail:
“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.”
The actress also offered her own statement on the photo sharing plataform.
“Being in the public eye means having to explain yourself to so many people, so much of the time. In this case, I’d like to remain more quiet”, the actress said on an Instagram post. “Although we have broken up, Elon and I care deeply for one another and remain close. Thank you for the continued support, respect, and privacy during these difficult, very human times.”
Being in the public eye means having to explain yourself to so many people, so much of the time. In this case, I'd like to remain more quiet. Although we have broken up, Elon and I care deeply for one another and remain close. Thank you for the continued support, respect, and privacy during these difficult, very human times.
This was the first high profile relationship for Heard after her divorce from Johnny Depp. Heard and Musk first met in 2013 on set of Machete Kills.