Elon Musk has been spotted with his new girlfriend, Australian actress Natasha Bassett, enjoying a low-key lunch in billionaires paradise St Tropez.
The pair were seen enjoying a meal at the Cheval Blanc hotel, where rooms cost upwards of $1,300-a-night – a drop in the ocean for the world’s richest man.
Musk, 50, and Bassett, 27, sat in full view of the hotel’s pool and bathers.
They sipped on rose, ate French fries and chatted animatedly while waiters fluttered by. The pair then strolled hand-in-hand out of the expensive eatery past other sunseekers on the beach.
Bassett, Musk’s youngest girlfriend yet, was elegant in a $698 Zadig and Voltaire dress, silver sandals and a matching bag. Musk, who was dressed less suitably for the weather, wore a dark grey t-shirt, black jeans and black leather Chelsea boots.
The couple are believed to have started dating in February this year, when they were spotted getting off Musk’s private jet in L.A.
Musk welcomed his second child with ex-girlfriend Grimes in December last year via surrogate. They called quits on their romance two months earlier in September.
Since then, it seems Bassett has been well and truly embraced by the family.
She attended multiple events in Cannes last week where Musk’s model mother Maye was also a guest.
The pair ate thought to have attended the premiere of Bassett’s new film, Elvis. She plays one of the singer’s girlfriends in the biopic.
Musk’s previous girlfriends include Amber Heard and British actress Talulah Riley.
Bassett moved to the US from Australia when she was 19. She first worked in New York then traveled to L.A. It’s unclear how she and Musk met.
Musk is a father-of-seven who has been divorced three times – twice from the same woman.
He met his first wife Justine Wilson when the pair were studying together in Ontario. They tied the knot in 2000, moved to Los Angeles and welcomed their first son – Nevada – who died when he was only 10 weeks old from SIDS.
They went on to have twins and then triplets together; Griffin, Xavier, Damian, Saxon and Kai.
She told in a Marie Claire article how she considered herself to be his ‘starter wife’. The pair divorced in 2008 after eight years of marriage and five kids.
Next, Musk married British actress Talulah Riley. The pair married in 2010, then divorced in 2012. They got remarried in 2013 and Musk filed for divorce but withdrew the following year.
Eventually, Talulah filed for divorce in 2016.
He went public with Amber Heard the following year, after her acrimonious divorce from Johnny Depp. While their relationship was brief (they parted ways after just a year), they seemed to remain friends.
Musk honored Amber’s promised payments to the ACLU that she said she was going to pay using her divorce settlement from Depp.
She had pledged to give the full $7million to the charities but revealed under questioning this week that she hadn’t been able to, and that Musk made some payments in her name.
After Heard, Musk moved on with the singer Grimes, making their debut as a couple at the 2018 Met Gala.
They welcomed a son in May 2020 and named him X Æ A-Xii.
By September 2021, the pair had broken up. Musk told Page Six they were still on ‘great terms’, however.
In December 2021, Grimes stunned the world by announcing the pair had welcomed another baby – a daughter who they had via a surrogate.
The baby girl’s name is Exa Dark Sideræl but they refer to her as ‘Y’. Now, they say they are ‘fluid’ in their relationship.