Elon Musk and Grimes split: Bizarre three-year relationship ends...sort of
When Grimes recently showed up at the Met Gala 2021, who could have thought there was trouble in the paradise. Tesla boss Elon Musk and his singer-songwriter girlfriend Grimes have split after dating for three years together. They have a one-year-old son named X Æ A-Xii Musk which they welcomed in May 2020.
Speaking exclusively to Page Six, the SpaceX founder confirmed the unfortunate break-up adding that he and the singer were “semi-separated.” The 50-year-old business magnate asserted that they were on good terms with each other and will continue to co-parent their one-year-old son. “We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms.” He added, “It’s mostly that my work at SpaceX and Tesla requires me to be primarily in Texas or traveling overseas and her work is primarily in LA. She’s staying with me now and Baby X is in the adjacent room.” The former duo was last papped at Met Gala 2021 where Grimes made a solo appearance on the red carpet as Elon joined her later inside the venue.
The first red carpet appearance
Musk and Grimes apparently started dating in the summer of 2018. The former couple shared their first spotlight as lovers at the 2018 Met Gala. The billionaire first interacted with the Canadian singer on Twitter in the same year where they poked fun at AI with an obscure "Rococo Basilisk" joke. Later, on the same day of flirting on social media, they showed up at the Met Gala. This led to rumors that they might have been secretly dating for a while.
A source spilled the beans to Page Six, “Elon was researching the idea of joking about Rococo Basilisk, and when he saw Grimes had already joked about it, he reached out to her. Grimes said this was the first time in three years that anyone understood the joke. They were both poking fun at AI.” The couple was later spotted at Elon’s Hyperloop Pod Competition where they hung out with his twins and triplets from his ex-wife Justine Wilson.
Rococo basilisk— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 7, 2018
Elon Musk and Grimes unfollow each other
Azealia Banks in August 2018 set the Internet ablaze after she tweeted about visiting Musk’s home for a weekend to collaborate with his girlfriend on new music. She had shared, “I waited around all weekend while grimes coddled her boyfriend." In another slide, she compared "staying in Elon musks house" to "a real like episode of Get Out." Soon after this episode, fans noticed that Musk and Grimes unfollowed each other on social media. It was believed the duo was done for good until they reunited in October 2018.
Elon Musk praises Grimes' performance at The Game Awards in 2019
In March 2019, Grimes, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, told The Wall Street Journal that she was “simply unprepared” for all the public scrutiny that came with their relationship. “I just thought I could keep going along in my funny little way, and then you casually respond to someone in a tweet and it’s on Fox News, and you’re like, ‘Ugh,’ you know? That was a very disturbing moment.”
In December 2019, all was good between the lovers as Musk marked his attendance at The Game Awards in 2019 to extend his support like a typical boyfriend. Grimes had put on a futuristic, CGI-perfected performance and Musk seemed completely enthralled by the same. The duo also showed up at Kim Kardashian’s 2019 legendary Christmas Bash where we also spotted Kanye West and the former lovebirds Quavo and Saweetie.
Grimes’ pregnancy announcement with nude post
In January 2020, Grimes took to her Instagram to announce she was pregnant with the help of a nude picture on the photo-sharing app. The songstress had then captioned the post, “Censored for insta haha - almost got away w it.” Musk in March then confirmed it to Rolling Stone magazine that he was expecting his first kid with Grimes and the sixth overall.
Musk and Grimes then welcomed their son in May 2020. He had shared his excitement with a tweet “Mom & baby all good.” The name of their son X Æ A-Xii Musk got a lot of attention as Grimes also took to Twitter to explain the meaning behind the unusual name. She had tweeted, “X, the unknown variable, Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence), A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent and (A=Archangel, my favorite song).”
In May 2021, Musk debuted as a host for SNL and Grimes flaunted his appearance on Instagram. "Wow my auto dictation was on while I was talking to friend trying to write this post, so this is what my phone thinks I said “SNL but I think the toilet and Ethereum are not jumping to buy its not a long-term thing like it might be a couple like a year or something before they get bigger butt I would do it I don’t know which one yeah I think a pretty good bet. Tune into SNL tonight to watch me try acting!"
Mom & baby all good— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 5, 2020
•X, the unknown variable ⚔️— Miss Information 🪐 (@Grimezsz) May 6, 2020
•Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence)
•A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent 🤍
(A=Archangel, my favorite song)
(⚔️🐁 metal rat)