Entrepreneur Elon Musk and his British actress wife Talulah Riley are to end their marriage for a second time, official sources told AFP on Monday.
The couple wed in 2010 and remarried in 2013 after a their first divorce, but Riley filed for divorce again in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, according to a joint statement sent to AFP.
Musk had himself filed for divorce on New Year’s Eve 2014 but withdrew the petition seven months later.
The statement said the couple had been living separately for six months but the break was amicable and they would continue to see each other “occasionally, as friends.”
Musk is one of the world’s wealthiest individuals with a net worth estimated at some $13.7 billion, according to Forbes magazine.
In 2010, he went through a messy divorce from his Canadian-born wife, science-fiction writer Justine Musk, mother of their five sons, including triplets. She wrote about the proceedings on a blog.
A 44-year-old South African native, Elon Musk co-founded Paypal and channeled a dot-com fortune into a series of ambitious ventures. He is the co-creator of luxury all-electric US car maker Tesla, founded in 2003, and California-based space travel company SpaceX.
Riley played Mary Bennet in 2005’s “Pride and Prejudice” opposite Keira Knightley, and had a minor role in Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” (2010).
The couple does not have any children together.