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Millionaire PayPal Founder

Actress Wife Files for Divorce

1/25/2012 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Millionaire PayPal founder Elon Musk's wife has filed for divorce ... TMZ has learned.

The British "Pride and Prejudice" actress -- named Talulah Riley -- filed the papers on January 17th, citing "irreconcilable differences" ... one day before Musk publicly announced the couple's split on Twitter.

In a telephone interview with Forbes on the 18th, Musk -- worth a reported $680 million -- made it sound as though he was the driving force behind the divorce, claiming, "I still love her, but I’m not in love with her. And I can’t really give her what she wants.”

The Forbes headline reads, "Elon Musk to Divorce Wife" -- but clearly, Talulah beat him to the punch. So far, Elon has NOT filed divorce documents.

It's unclear who truly wished to end the relationship, or whether it was a mutual decision.

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awards    

Dude! She wants your money! And she is going to get it! Freedom ain't free... She is a mudhen, you can do better!

941 days ago
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PatinNJ    

Well it's obviously because he wouldn't let her go to the dentist.

941 days ago
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Bud    

Maybe she can use her Paypal bucks and "Bill Me later"

941 days ago
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lola_uk    

Oh, but yu *can* give her what she wants, and you *will*. And I think you all know what i'm talking about; HALF! (or somewheres about)

941 days ago
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Patterson23    

His 1st wife got nothing, So Talulah will get the same. After his nasty 1st divorce, I'm sure this pre-nup was iron clad!

941 days ago
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buzz kill    

Being rich sucks, they all love you for your money and just wait for the right time to ditch you and take half of what you have.

941 days ago
7.

Fan    

Holy cow - $680million and it sounds like neither of them can find happiness. Sobering to hear that.


She obviously is not staying just for the money. Props to them both.

941 days ago
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Hisjules    

test

941 days ago
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Dom The Mover    

I think he's worth more than that, He owns SpaceX the Aerospace Company in Hawthorne!

941 days ago
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UPYOURS    

Strange, nothing on how long they have been married nor about a PRE-NUP. This one should clog the courts for awhile.

941 days ago
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KnowItAll    

He has a first wife who has 5 sons - this chick is his second wife. And he fought the first one tooth and nail over $ - but she ultimately won. No doubt this one has a pre-nup. Sounds like a real prince.

941 days ago
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Lisa    

If he says he's not inlove with her, she didn't beat him to the punch. They must have agreed that she should file it or he prefers she files it. That's why I think a lot of your headlines are deceiving. I think most men prefer if the women file it. Just like Demi and Ashton. Although Demi filed for divorce, Ashton checked out of the marriage long time before she filed it.

941 days ago
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Fat Mike    

Yes, he can give her what she wants, and he's about to.
Nerds will always be nerds. All the money in the world won't make up for their insecurities.

941 days ago
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Northerner    

at least i know who im paying all those damn paypal fees to and they will probably be raised more if she takes half his ****!

941 days ago
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WCT    

Yeah, I'm guessing what she "really wants" is $340 million...

941 days ago
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