Maye Musk Details Her “Sweet and Kind” Son Elon Musk

Maye Musk detailed her relationship with son Elon Musk and her journey as a model in an interview with E! News.

By Daisy Maldonado Sep 14, 2022 12:08 AMTags
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Elon Musk's mom Maye Musk is sharing a glimpse at her life with her son.

Maye shares a close bond with her 51-year-old son, and during the Daily Front Row's Fashion Media Awards, she told E! News personal details about her loved one.

"He is very sweet and kind and thoughtful," she said at the Sept. 10 event, when asked what people might find surprising about him. "He wishes he was here tonight, but he's gone to Morocco."

At 74 years old, Maye is making it clear that it's never too late to follow your dreams. Now honored with the Breakthrough Model Award, Maye began modeling at the age of 15 and, when she was 18, she was making waves as a print and runway model. She had appeared on the covers of Women's Day, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and more.

Even with her decades long career, her rise to fame as both a dietitian and model has been a shock to her.

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"I never expected that to happen, because, you know, as a dietician, I would help people eat well so they could be in better health," she said of being celebrated by women of all ages. "Now it seems with modeling and then with my book—that's just done so well—so women are relating to the struggles and then they do have to keep on working at their goals to succeed."

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When asked what her motto is to go after what you want in life, she said, "My mantra is you have to enjoy what you're doing. Personal life and business life."

She added, "And if you don't? You change it. It's scary to change, you don't know what's going to happen. But you can't live in misery all your life."

— Reporting by Marisa Sullivan