A lot of dirty laundry was aired in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial, which clashed with Heard’s more wholesome public persona. One person who may not have been surprised by the claims is Grimes, who apparently knew about Heard’s darker side all along. In the 2023 Elon Musk biography, “Alignment” by Walter Isaacson, Grimes compared herself and Heard to characters in the fantasy role-play game “Dungeons & Dragons.” “My ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ alignment would be chaotic good. Whereas Amber’s is probably chaotic evil,” the singer said (via the New York Post). In Isaacson’s book, Grimes’ claim of Heard’s “evil” nature was echoed by others in Musk’s inner circle. “[Amber] was just so toxic. A nightmare. It’s really sad that [Elon] falls in love with these people who are really mean to him,” Elon’s brother, Kimbal Musk, added.
According to Grimes, Elon’s rocky relationship with his own dad meant he struggled with making good decisions in the romance department. “[Elon is] attracted to chaotic evil. It’s about his father and what he grew up with, and he’s quick to fall back into being treated badly,” Grimes shared (via Insider).
In a 2017 interview with Rolling Stone, Elon previously spoke about his need for serial monogamy. “If I’m not in love, if I’m not with a long-term companion, I cannot be happy,” he said. “I will never be happy without having someone. Going to sleep alone kills me.”