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Who is Christiana Wyly? Kimbal Musk's wife is daughter of a former billionaire

Eve Edwards August 1, 2022
Who is Christiana Wyly? Kimbal Musk's wife is daughter of a former billionaire
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Interest in Elon Musk’s brother Kimbal has peaked as their father described him as his “pride and joy” in a headline-making interview – but who is Kimbal married to?

While his elder brother Elon might be one of the world’s most famous and innovative men, Kimbal Musk also has a role to play in Elon’s business empire. Kimbal currently serves as a board member of Tesla, as well as being a restaurateur.

In light of Errol Musk’s comments about his sons Elon and Kimbal, some now want to know more about the lesser-known Musk brother.

Let’s take a look at Kimbal Musk’s family life, including his marriage to Christiana Wyly, who was once married to a famous British singer.

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Who is Kimbal Musk’s wife?

Kimbal Musk has been married to Christiana Wyly since 2018. Before meeting Kimbal, Christiana was married to Skin, real name Deborah Anne Dyer, singer of British rock band Skunk Anansie.

Christiana Wyly is an environmental advocate who has been pushing for society to build a more sustainable future for more than a decade. Her work has landed her mentions in the likes of The New York Times, C Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, and The Herald Tribune, according to her CrunchBase profile. She is a lecturer and venture partner at Satori Capital, an investment firm focusing on sustainable investments.

When it comes to environmental concerns, Wyly followed in her father, Sam Wyly’s, footsteps. Sam Wyly co-founded one the largest clean-energy companies in the US, Green Mountain Energy, in 1997. However her father, once a billionaire, went bankrupt after he was hit by an IRS bill, according to Forbes‘ report.

Besides her work as an environmental advocate, Christiana Wyly was a founding partner of Zaadz.com, an online network for people looking to change the world. In 2007, the company was sold.

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Christiana Wyly and Kimbal Musk married in Dallas

On April 7, 2018, Christiana and Kimbal Musk tied the knot. It is unconfirmed how long the pair had been dating before their nuptials.

An article in Culture Map Dallas reported the couple had their reception on April 7 at Dallas restaurant Cedars Social. The report stated there were 100 guests in attendance, including high-profile celebs such as Val Kilmer and Colorado governor John Hickenlooper.

Family and friends were said to be in attendance, although it is unconfirmed whether the groom’s brother, Elon Musk, made an appearance.

Kimbal Musk has children with first wife

Before his marriage to Christiana Wyly, Kimbal Musk was married to Boulder artist Jen Lewin. The pair don’t often speak about their relationship publicly, although Musk touched on their previous relationship in a Forbes interview.

The former couple founded The Kitchen Restaurant Group and Big Green together, and when questioned about their work by Forbes, Kimbal Musk said: “My ex-wife Jen Lewin designed school learning gardens. They’re outdoor classrooms and beautiful additions to the schoolyard.”

Reports about how many children Kimbal Musk and Jen Lewin have together are conflicting. Business Insider states the couple only have two children together, although other reports state the couple have three children.

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Errol Musk describes Kimbal as his ‘pride and joy’

Interest in Kimbal Musk has surged after his father, Errol, spoke of him as his “pride and joy” in a recent interview.

Speaking on Australian radio show Kyle and Jackie O’s show, Errol Musk, 76, was brutally honest with his opinions about his eldest son Elon.

The 20-minute interview saw Errol be harsh with his criticisms against Elon Musk but heap praise on his younger son Kimbal, the New York Post reports.

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