Elon Musk is known for a lot of things, from building the popular electric Tesla vehicles, co-founding Paypal and even banning those who are rude from buying his vehicles. It would seem however that amongst all this that has been given the public there have been private consequences, as a result we are sad to report that Elon Musk will separate from his wife after two and a half years together.
Wife Talulah Riley filed for divorce on the 21st March 2016, following up from an initial divorce filing that Musk filed in 2014 but later withdrew. All is not lost though as both parties say that the pair agreed to the divorce filing and that the action will be amicable.
In their statement, they revealed that they plan to remain friends and have been living separately for the past six months. The filing cites “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the divorce filing, but Riley will be requesting spousal support from Musk, a man who has five sons from a previous marriage but none with Riley.
This isn’t their first divorce, with the pair originally marrying in 2010 only to divorce in 2012. The pair remarried 18 months later, sadly to end again the marriage again this year.
We wish both Elon Musk and Talulah Riley the best in their futures, both professionally and personally.
In New York you can now use Facebook to be social and serve your spouse with divorce summons. A Manhatten Supreme Court judge just ruled that you can do just that on Facebook now.
When you serve a divorce summons to your not so significant other they will get a notification once a week for three weeks. After that the divorce will go through if they acknowledge or refuse to respond. This sets a precedent in New York now that you no longer have to track the person down and deliver the notice in person. This should make things easier for those who would have had a hard time tracking someone down that was dodging people attempting to serve papers.
A new article by GlobalPost says that nearly half of all divorce proceedings in Italy refer to WhatsApp.
The Italian Association of Matrimonial Lawyers told the publication that WhatsApp is cited more so than any other source of information that acts as the cause of a divorce. They say that partners more than often find evidence of infidelity via snooping on their other half’s sent and received messages in the app.
“No one is saying WhatsApp is the cause of the divorces,” says Gian Ettore Gassani, president of the Matrimonial Lawyers group. “The leading cause is infidelity, but WhatsApp is now the most common way for one partner to discover infidelity in the other.”
Interestingly, they also say that men more so than women are the ones that get caught out due to WhatsApp, as females are more quick to delete sensitive messages than males.
“Men are most likely to save messages or photos from lovers they can go back to,” Gassani says. “Women are more likely to take one look and then delete.”
The article is an interesting look into the blend of traditional Italian attitudes towards infidelity with modern communication technology.