Elon Musk, the tech tycoon with a penchant for the weird, once added a quirky twist to his romantic escapades with actress Amber Heard. Musk apparently requested Heard to transform into Mercy, the iconic character from the video game Overwatch. Love, it seems, has its own set of cheat codes.
Elon Musk's relationship with actress Amber Heard was a subject of curiosity and intrigue during their time together. Their connection was brought to public attention when it was revealed that Musk had asked Heard to dress up as a beloved character from the popular FPS video game.
According to Musk's biography penned by Walter Isaacson, Heard took her role as Cupid's cosplayer seriously. She embarked on a two-month odyssey to design and commission a custom Mercy cosplay outfit.
She did dress up as Mercy. It was awesome.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 13, 2023
Not content with just the costume, Musk decided to spill the pixels and confirmed the rumoured cosplay by posting a photo of Heard in her Mercy garb on social media.
Their romantic journey was characterised by an on-again-off-again pattern that spanned approximately a year.
It began shortly after Heard's high-profile split from actor Johnny Depp in 2016, and eventually came to an end for good in early 2018.
Musk's comments on their breakup revealed the depth of his emotions, stating that he was genuinely in love with Heard, and the separation had been painful for him.
Although Musk's inner circle wasn't exactly cheering for this love match.
According to the biography, his friends and family held an intense dislike for Heard. They had their virtual pitchforks and torches ready, with Musk's brother and pals describing her as "toxic" and a "nightmare".
Canadian musician Grimes, the mother of Musk's three children, couldn't resist adding her two cents.
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Yet, amidst the drama and high-stakes cosplay, both Musk and Heard found a common ground - their shared love for science and intellectual pursuits.
Despite the tumultuous ride, they professed their deep affection for each other.
Heard, in particular, stated that she still loved the SpaceX CEO "very much". However, she also expressed concerns about his proclivity for taking risks, characterising him as someone who sometimes embraces danger.
Musk's relationship with Heard was a complex and often turbulent chapter in both of their lives.
In the end, their love story was a heady mix of science fiction and romance, with a dash of nerdy cosplay thrown in for good measure.