Amber Heard confirmed on Instagram Tuesday that rumors about her split from billionaire Elon Musk were true. She asked for privacy and for time to heal.
“Being in the public eye means having to explain yourself to so many people, so much of the time,” the 31-year-old actress wrote on Instagram. (RELATED: Johnny Depp And Amber Heard’s Divorce Is Final)
“In this case, I’d like to remain more quiet,” she added. “Although we have broken up, Elon and I care deeply for one another and remain close. Thank you for the continued support, respect, and privacy during these difficult, very human times.”
On Monday, the actress posted a picture on her social media account that hinted about the break-up. In the shot was a picture of Disney’s Ariel from “The Little Mermaid” using a fork to comb through her hair with a second shot of Heard doing the same. The caption simply read, “Put a fork in it.”
Musk commented on the post, first mentioning it was cute, then later explaining that they still love each other.
“Btw, just to clear up some of the press storm this weekend, although Amber and I did break up, we are still friends, remain close and love one another,” Musk wrote in the message next to her picture. “Long distance relationship when both partners have intense work obligations are always difficult, but who knows what the future holds.”
The couple remained mostly private during their almost year-long relationship with few public moments. Musk confirmed they were dating in April with a post on Instagram showing the two of them at dinner.