Elon Musk was spotted cozying up to a new woman over the weekend, but did his model mother play matchmaker for the pair?
Elon, 50, was seen putting on a very loved up display with Australian actress Natasha Bassett, 27, while enjoying lunch in the upscale French town of St. Tropez on Sunday – seemingly confirming that he is in a relationship with the rising on-screen star, three months after they were first linked.
And although it appears that their romance only flourished recently, it turns out, the two have actually known each other for years – since Natasha has been pals with Elon’s mom, Maye, since 2015.
In fact, the Sports Illustrated model, 74, may have been the one to actually introduce Natasha to her Tesla billionaire son, as their friendship dates back more than six years.
Maye first met Natasha in September 2015; at the time, she posted a sweet comment on then-unknown actress’ Instagram account saying how much she had enjoyed meeting her and her mother, Jenny, although it’s unclear how or where they were introduced.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk, 50, was seen putting on a very loved up display with Australian actress Natasha Bassett, 27, in the upscale French town of St. Tropez on Sunday
But did his model mother, Maye, 74, play matchmaker for the pair? It turns out, Maye (pictured with the Tesla billionaire), has actually been pals with Natasha for years
The Sports Illustrated star may have been the one to actually introduce Natasha to her mogul son, as their friendship dates back more than six years. They are pictured together on May 25
‘Lovely meeting you both,’ she wrote in a comment on Natasha’s page at the time.
And it appears that the two are still close, as the Australian star was photographed excitedly chatting with 74-year-old at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of her new movie, Elvis, last week.
Natasha is set to play one of the singer’s girlfriends, named Dixie Locke, in the biopic, which comes out on June 24.
Natasha and her boyfriend’s mom could be seen animatedly talking and sharing a laugh on the red carpet for the upcoming flick, which also stars Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Dacre Montgomery, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Hollywood Life reported that Natasha actually brought Maye as her date to the event.
‘Elon and Natasha are still going strong and over time Natasha has developed a solid bond with his mother Maye,’ an insider spilled to the outlet.
‘Maye is the most important person in Elon’s world and the fact that she adores Natasha means so much to him.’
The source added the pair ‘have only been dating for a couple of months, but they are already in a monogamous relationship.’
Maye first met Natasha back in September 2015; at the time, she posted a sweet comment on Natasha’s Instagram saying how much she had enjoyed meeting her and her mother, Jenny
And it appears that Maye and Natasha are still close, as the star was photographed excitedly chatting with 74-year-old at the Cannes Film Festival last week (pictured)
Elon and Natasha (seen earlier this month) were first pictured together back in February when they were seen getting off his private jet in Los Angeles, California, together
Then, Elon took the 27-year-old (pictured earlier this month) as his plus one to Entourage muse Ari Emanuel and fashion designer Sarah Staudinger’s star-studded wedding on May 28
They dished, ‘They are very much into each other and have been spending a tremendous amount of time together.’
Elon and Natasha were first pictured together back in February when they were seen getting off his private jet in Los Angeles, California, together.
Then, the SpaceX founder took the 27-year-old as his plus one to Entourage muse Ari Emanuel and fashion designer Sarah Staudinger’s star-studded wedding in St. Tropez on May 28.
The next morning, the couple was photographed on a low-key date in the coastal European town; Elon and Natasha were seen enjoying a meal at the Cheval Blanc hotel, where rooms cost an upwards of $1,300-a-night.
The couple sipped on rose, ate French fries, and chatted animatedly while waiters fluttered by.
After finishing their meal, the tech mogul and his girlfriend then strolled hand-in-hand out of the expensive eatery – looking as happy as could be together.
Natasha, Elon’s youngest girlfriend yet, looked elegant during the outing in a $698 Zadig and Voltaire dress, silver sandals, and a matching bag.
Elon, who was dressed less suitably for the weather, wore a dark grey t-shirt, black jeans, and black leather Chelsea boots.
Natasha was born in Sydney, Australia in 1992. She moved to the U.S. when she was 19 to pursue her career in acting.
Natasha was born in Australia in 1992, and she moved to the U.S. when she was 19. She is best known for playing Britney Spears in the 2018 Lifetime biopic Britney Ever After (pictured)
Elon previously dated a slew of famous faces including British actress Talulah Riley, Amber Heard (after her divorce from Johnny Depp), and most recently, singer Grimes (pictured)
Her roles include the NBC series Camp, indie drama Katie Says Goodbye, comedy movie Hail, Caesar!, House by the Lake in 2016, the thriller Desolate, Spinning Man alongside Pierce Brosnan and Minnie Driver, 2020 action comedy Spy Intervention, western The Pale Door, and the Lifetime movie Britney Ever After, in which she played acclaimed singer Britney Spears.
He and Grimes welcomed a son together in May 2020, named X Æ A-Xii, or ‘X’ for short (pictured), and a daughter together via surrogate in December 2021, named Exa Dark Sideræl, or ‘Y’ for short. They split earlier this year
Elon previously dated a slew of famous faces including British actress Talulah Riley, Amber Heard (after her divorce from Johnny Depp), and singer Grimes.
He is a father-of-seven and has been divorced three times – twice from the same woman.
Most recently, he and Grimes made their red carpet debut in 2018, and two years later, they welcomed a son together named X Æ A-Xii, or ‘X’ for short.
In September 2021 – Elon told Page Six that they were ‘semi-separated.’ However, in December 2021, Grimes stunned the world when she announced that the pair had welcomed another baby together – a daughter who they had via a surrogate. They named her Exa Dark Sideræl, but they refer to her as ‘Y’ for short.
By March, they were officially over, with Grimes confirming that they had split earlier that year in a tweet.
‘Me and E have broken up *again* since the writing of this article,’ she wrote, referring to a Vanity Fair interview she had done, which came out on March 22. ‘But he’s my best friend and the love of my life.’