Elon Musk’s ex-girlfriend auctions their pictures and gifts from college days, here’s why

Elon Musk and ex-girlfriend Jennifer Gwynne have dated for a brief period of time while they were studying at University of Pennsylvania

You can now get a peek of Elon Musk‘s college days, all thanks to her ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Gwynne, who is now auctioning their old pictures and gifts from college days. However, Jennifer’s reason to do this might surprise you.

If reports are to be believed Jennifer and Elon have dated for a brief period of time while they were studying at the University of Pennsylvania. Gwynne is now auctioning never-seen-before photos and gifts, that were given by Elon himself, to raise money for her stepson’s college tuition.

The gifts include an Elon Musk signed birthday card, a 14K gold necklace, among others. According to the description of the auctioned items, “Gwynne and Musk began dating in the fall semester of 1994-1995 when they both lived and worked as Resident Advisors (RAs) in the ‘Spruce Street’ part of the University of Pennsylvania’s Quadrangle dorm.”

Sharing a picture of Elon Musk, who could be seen lying on the floor with his legs stretching above, Jennifer wrote, “This picture was taken in my dorm room in the Quad at Penn. Elon was usually very reserved, but occasionally he would just get very silly and just want me to laugh along with him. So I decided to document him actually smiling.”

Gwynne shared another couple picture of them which is claimed to be clicked by Elon’s mother, Maye Musk. Sharing the picture, where the duo could be seen sitting on a bench, she wrote, “Elon’s mother (Maye Musk) came to visit us in Philly. She took this picture of us on a bench in the lower portion of the Quadrangle—the big freshman dorm at the University of Pennsylvania. I must have received this print from Maye as her camera put the ‘old school’ orange date stamp in the corner. As I remember, the three of us were planning to drive to NYC to see the musical ‘Tommy’—the whole trip was a lovely gift from Maye—but as we were getting ready to leave, something on Elon’s car broke.”

Praising Elon Musk’s infectious ‘confidence’, Jennifer shared a birthday note handwritten by Elon, she wrote, “Timeline note here– Elon talked about electric cars being the way of the future back in 1994. He said [EV] was going to be [at the] forefront of the movement and I never doubted that he would be there – he was so matter-of-fact and so sure that electric cars were coming. So, honestly, for the last 25 years, I knew Tesla was going to work, that it was going to be successful. There is something so very infectious about Elon’s confidence and clarity.”

More about Elon Musk’s ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Gwynne:

Jennifer Gwynne, 48, resides in South Carolina, claimed Elon Musk started seeing Justine Wilson, Elon Musk’s first wife, behind her back that led to Jennifer and Musk breaking up in 1995 when Musk moved to Palo Alto.