Errol Musk, the father of billionaire Elon, has admitted that he’s not proud of his son and has even gone so far as to encourage him to take a diet supplement.
All of this came to light during a 20-minute interview on an Australian radio show. On Monday, Errol phoned into the Kyle and Jackie O Show when Elon spoke about the Musk family, including Elon’s younger brother, Kimbal.
During the interview, Errol was asked whether he was proud of his son Elon. The 76-year-old then simply replied “No… we are a family that has been doing a lot of things for a long time. It’s not that we suddenly started doing something.”
Business Insider reports that Musk told the radio show that his children, Elon, Kimbal and Tosca, have travelled around the world with him since they were little, visiting places such as China and the Amazon rainforest.
“They’ve seen a lot of things and we’ve done a lot of things together. But Elon has in fact… really surpassed the mark.”
Errol went on to say that he is worried about Elon not being able to find a partner who would give up their career for him.
“He has to find a woman to give up what she’s doing and that’s not easy.”
Musk has been married three times. He married actress Tallulah Rile twice after his marriage to Justine Wilson fell apart. He has since been romantically linked with several celebrities including musician Grimes and Johnny Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard.
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