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Elon Musk’s former girlfriend Jennifer Gwynne has put up old pictures of them from their college days for auction. Jennifer Gwynne is auctioning the mementos to raise money for her stepson’s college fees, according to a report. Jennifer Gwynne dated the Tesla founder in 1994 when the two were in their early 20s and studying at the University of Pennsylvania. Jennifer Gwynne is now auctioning their old photographs and personal items to raise money for her stepson.

The photos of Elon Musk and Jennifer Gwynne are from 1994 when they were both dating. Their courtship had lasted a year. Speaking with news media portal, Jennifer Gwynne said their romance was “sweet" but wasn’t “extremely affectionate".

Elon Musk and Jennifer Gwynne broke up when the Tesla CEO moved to Palo Alto in 1995. It was when he started dating his first wife, Justine Wilson. “We met in the fall of 1994. I was a junior and he was a senior. We were in the same dorm and we worked together," Gwynne told the outlet.E

Elon Musk in his college dormitory
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Elon Musk in his college dormitory (RR Auctions)
Elon Musk working on his computer during his college days
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Elon Musk working on his computer during his college days (RR Auctions)

‘NOW’S THE TIME’

Jennifer Gwynne said that she hadn’t thought of selling the old photographs of her and Elon Musk when they were in a relationship but decided to auction them seeing others making money off their mementos from the billionaire. She thought “now’s the time".

“I have had these pictures and the notes for a long, long time. But now I’m like, ‘Well the man cannot stay out of the headlines,’ so," she was quoted as saying by The Independent.

Elon Musk during his college days
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Elon Musk during his college days (RR Auctions)

WHAT’S UP FOR ACTION?

Fifteen photographs of Elon Musk are available to purchase. While some are solo pictures of the Tesla CEO, others include Jennifer Gwynne and his friends.

Elon Musk with former girlfriend Jennifer Gwynne and a friend
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Elon Musk with former girlfriend Jennifer Gwynne and a friend (RR Auctions)
Elon Musk goofing around in his dormitory
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Elon Musk goofing around in his dormitory (RR Auctions)

 

The photographs that are on auction include a signed birthday card from Elon Musk. The card reads: “Happy Birthday Jennifer (aka, Boo-Boo) Love, Elon".

The birthday card from Elon Musk up for auction
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The birthday card from Elon Musk up for auction (RR Auctions)

There is also a one-dollar note signed by Elon Musk available for auction. Elon Musk had also gifted Jennifer Gwynne a 14k gold necklace with a small green emerald. That, too, has been put on auction.

Elon Musk with former girlfriend Jennifer Gwynne
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Elon Musk with former girlfriend Jennifer Gwynne (RR Auctions)

The auction for each of the items listed will end on 14 September.

The photos are available on the RR Auctions website. The starting price for the bids is 100 dollars.

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