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Elon Musk’s ex-girlfriend is auctioning college photos and signed items

Elon Musk’s college sweetheart is auctioning off the billionaire’s college memorabilia – some that had bids of over $10,000 on Monday.

The tech entrepreneur’s former girlfriend, Jennifer Gwynne, is selling Musk photos and memorabilia from their relationship using Boston-based RR Auction.

Gwynne dated the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX in 1994 when they were in their early 20s and studying at the University of Pennsylvania, according to a press release the auction company shared with USA TODAY.

During that time, the former couple lived and worked as resident counselors in the “Spruce Street” portion of the college dorm.

Items in the live auction include 18 candid photos of a young Musk and other trinkets from their dating year. A photo shows Musk in what appears to be a dorm typing on a computer. By Monday morning, it had won a high bid of $1,355.

Elon Musk's girlfriend is auctioning off the billionaire's college memorabilia.  His former girlfriend Jennifer Gwynne is selling Musk photos and memorabilia from her relationship with him through Boston-based RR Auction.

At the same time, the item with the highest bid ($10,001) was a signed birthday card, followed by a gold necklace given to Gwynne on her birthday ($5,999).

“Happy Birthday, Jennifer (aka Boo-Boo), Love, Elon,” the card read.

The necklace features an emerald from a mine owned by Musk’s father, Errol, a South African property developer and engineer, according to the statement.

Elon Musk's girlfriend is auctioning off the billionaire's college memorabilia.  His former girlfriend Jennifer Gwynne is selling Musk photos and memorabilia from her relationship with him through Boston-based RR Auction.
Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk's former girlfriend is auctioning off a slew of Musk's photos and memorabilia from his relationship with the billionaire.  Jennifer Gwynne, Musk's college girlfriend, is selling the memorabilia via an online auction.
Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk's former girlfriend is auctioning off a slew of Musk's photos and memorabilia from his relationship with the billionaire.  Jennifer Gwynne, Musk's college girlfriend, is selling the memorabilia via an online auction.
Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk's former girlfriend is auctioning off a slew of Musk's photos and memorabilia from his relationship with the billionaire.  Jennifer Gwynne, Musk's college girlfriend, is selling the memorabilia via an online auction.
Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk's former girlfriend is auctioning off a slew of Musk's photos and memorabilia from his relationship with the billionaire.  Jennifer Gwynne, Musk's college girlfriend, is selling the memorabilia via an online auction.
Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk's former girlfriend is auctioning off a slew of Musk's photos and memorabilia from his relationship with the billionaire.  Jennifer Gwynne, Musk's college girlfriend, is selling the memorabilia via an online auction.
Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk's former girlfriend is auctioning off a slew of Musk's photos and memorabilia from his relationship with the billionaire.  Jennifer Gwynne, Musk's college girlfriend, is selling the memorabilia via an online auction.
Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk's former girlfriend is auctioning off a slew of Musk's photos and memorabilia from his relationship with the billionaire.  Jennifer Gwynne, Musk's college girlfriend, is selling the memorabilia via an online auction.
The former girlfriend of tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is auctioning off more than a dozen photos and other memorabilia from her relationship with the billionaire.  Jennifer Gwynne, Musk's college girlfriend, is selling the memorabilia via a live online auction.
The former girlfriend of tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is auctioning off more than a dozen photos and other memorabilia from her relationship with the billionaire.  Jennifer Gwynne, Musk's college girlfriend, is selling the memorabilia via a live online auction.
The former girlfriend of tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is auctioning off more than a dozen photos and other memorabilia from her relationship with the billionaire.  Jennifer Gwynne, Musk's college girlfriend, is selling the memorabilia via a live online auction.

“When we went to visit Elon’s mother in Toronto during the 1994 Christmas holidays, Elon gave me both the little ‘love, love, love’ note and the necklace,” Gwynne said in the press release. “His mother had a number of these necklaces in a case in her room, and Elon told me they were from his father’s emerald mine in South Africa – he took one out of the case. And because I hadn’t given him anything as a Christmas present (and I felt very guilty about that), he said we’d consider the necklace an early birthday present for me.”

The jewelry also comes with two photos – one of Musk and Gwynne with Musk’s mother, model Maye Musk, and one of Musk and Gwynne at a ceremony in 1995.

Natalie Neysa Alund covers trending news for USA TODAY. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @nataliealund.

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