Heard over the moon about Musk
AMBER Heard is reportedly excited about going public with new boyfriend Elon Musk after her divorce from Johnny Depp was finalised last week.
The Magic Mike XXL star is reportedly thrilled she can now go public with the 45-year-old businessman after her divorce from Depp was finalised.
A source told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: “Amber is over the moon about her divorce, but she is even happier about being able to go public with Musk.
“She was telling friends over Christmas how smitten she is with Musk. They are already planning a lot of adventures together and she’s relieved she can move on with her life. It’s an exciting new chapter for both of them.”
Heard and Musk are said to have been growing close for some time now after they were seen spending a lot of time together last summer.
Of their meeting up in Miami, Florida, one eyewitness said: “They were seen arriving to, and leaving from, the same room many times, but always separately.”
Another added: “Amber was there with her sister.
“She has been friends with Elon for four years.
“She had rented a standard suite at the hotel, and he had a bungalow, a poolside duplex room.
“He offered Amber and her sister use of his room so they could use the pool and have extra privacy as he was working on a rocket launch.”
Another eyewitness said: “They all happened to be staying at the Delano. The group hung out at the hotel, rather than in public, understandably, due to all the recent press scrutiny.”
Heard and Depp’s divorce was finalised on Friday, with her lawyer saying: “This is a great day, all Amber wanted was to be divorced and now she is.”
Musk recently divorced actress Talulah Riley for a second time after the couple rekindled their romance in 2013 following a year’s split.
A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off from California on Saturday, returning the company to flight for the first time since a fiery launchpad explosion in September.
The launch of the 70m rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 9.54am (7.54pm SA time) aimed to deliver 10 satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications Inc.
SpaceX founder and entrepreneur Elon Musk’s ambitious flight plans had been grounded since the September 1 explosion during fuelling ahead of a pre-flight test in Florida.
About 10 minutes after Saturday’s launch, the first stage of the rocket, which had separated from the rest of craft, successfully touched down on a platform in the Pacific Ocean, a feat previously accomplished by four other returning Falcon rockets. SpaceX intends to reuse its rockets to cut costs.
The mission will test changes implemented by Space Exploration Technologies Corp, known as SpaceX, since the launchpad explosion.
Accident investigators determined that a canister of helium burst inside the rocket’s secondstage liquid oxygen tank, triggering the explosion.
The canister is being redesigned, but until then SpaceX is addressing the issue by modifying its fuelling procedures.
The explosion destroyed a $62-million (R838m) SpaceX booster and a $200m Israeli communications satellite that it was to put into orbit two days later.
The accident clouded the company’s aggressive agenda, which includes beginning to ferry US astronauts into space next year, when it also plans to make its first voyage to Mars.
Saturday’s flight begins to clear a logjam of more than 70 missions, worth more than $10billion, awaiting flights on SpaceX Falcon rockets, which last flew in August, SpaceX said.
The launch is the first in a seven-flight contract with Iridium worth $468.1m, company spokeswoman Diane Hockenberry said.
SpaceX aims to launch 27 rockets in 2017, more than triple the eight flights the privately held firm managed in 2016, according to a report on Friday in the Wall Street Journal.
The SpaceX Falcon rocket lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on Saturday.