Elon Musk and Grimes welcome baby boy, here's how a nerdy tweet sparked their two-year relationship
Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Canadian singer Grimes are parents to a new baby. Announcing the joyful news to the world, Musk tweeted, "Mom & baby all good." In anticipation of the little one, the 48-year-old said, "A few hours away!" Later he tweeted, "Boy."
Father to five sons with his first wife, Justine Wilson, the 48-year-old tech mogul is a dad again. Grimes first opened up about her pregnancy on social media with a picture of her baby bump. "I’m sorry I haven’t been promoting my album properly or on social media more. This whole thing has been a bit of an ordeal," she wrote back then.
Reportedly, the 32-year-old had "a decent second trimester" even though she had "some complicated early on." However, she was aching at the 25-week mark.
The two first stumbled upon each other on Twitter (yes, that's true!) when Musk tweeted about the Rococo Basilisk character in her 'Flesh Without Blood' video and Grime got his nerdy joke.
In a tell-all Rolling Stones interview, the singer, whose real name is Claire Boucher, first spoke about her love life with Musk and confirmed that story! She said he texted her "because she had been the only other person alive to tweet a hyperspecific, hyperbrainy pun involving Roko’s Basilisk, a thought experiment about a murderous artificial intelligence."
The singer, who dropped her fifth album 'Miss Anthropocene', said, “No one believes me about this. But I just did not understand what I was getting into at all. Not that I’m mad about it. I just didn’t think it would be a thing. The sh*t that’s happened with my boyfriend this year has overwritten so much of my life’s work.”
Soon after, they started dating and the online world spewed hatred at her. "Stop dating Musk now," were some of the tweets she was bombarded with. But the singer soon learned how to live with it. “I’ve been canceled, like, four or five times,” she says. “It’s sort of hard, but then it actually makes it more fun. I was so getting worried about ‘You have to live up this standard,’ and there’s something very freeing in having disappointed people.” The two first made their official appearance as a couple at the Met Gala.
In the same interview, she openly said she "loves" her boyfriend and confessed, "I’m worried about having a kid, because I’m so worried that my kid will be as crazy as me." Talking about the struggle that comes with pregnancy, she said, “The sort of tragedy of agreeing to it, even though it’s this great thing. For a girl, it’s sacrificing your body and your freedom. It’s a pretty crazy sacrifice and only half of the population has to do it. I have sacrificed my power at this moment. I have, like, capitulated, And I have spent my whole life avoiding that situation. I have never capitulated to anything, so it was just a profound commitment.”
Grimes gave birth to her first baby, while Musk's five sons from previous marriage are twin brothers Griffin and Xavier and triplets Damian, Saxon and Kai.