Elon Musk's split from Amber Heard ''hurt bad''.

The Tesla CEO went his separate ways from the 'Magic Mike XXL' actress in August this year and he admits it hit him pretty bad.

He said: ''I just broke up with my girlfriend. It hurt bad. Well, she broke up with me more than I broke up with her, I think.''

And the 46-year-old entrepreneur is desperately looking for someone to share his life with.

He added to Rolling Stone magazine: '''I never want to be alone. That's what I would say [as a child], 'I don't want to be alone.' I will never be happy without having someone. Going to sleep alone kills me. It's not like I don't know what that feels like: Being in a big empty house, and the footsteps echoing through the hallway, no one there - and no one on the pillow next to you. F**k.

''How do you make yourself happy in a situation like that? Is there anybody you think I should date? It's so hard for me to even meet people. I'm looking for a long-term relationship. I'm not looking for a one-night stand. I'm looking for a serious companion or soulmate, that kind of thing.''

It comes after Elon admitted he hasn't ruled out reuniting with Amber Heard, who he has remained close to since they split.

Writing under a picture Amber posted on her Instagram page, he shared: ''Btw, just to clear up some of the press storm this weekend, although Amber and I did break up, we are still friends, remain close and love one another. Long distance relationship when both partners have intense work obligations are always difficult, but who knows what the future holds.''