Grimes and Elon Musk have separated after three years together. Musk said that they are “semi-separated” and that they remain good friends and co-parents for their son. Grimes hasn’t made a public statement yet.
“We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms,” Musk told Page Six. “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 couple was last seen together at this year’s Met Gala. While Musk was in attendance of the event, Grimes walked the red carpet alone, wearing a striking semi-translucent outfit with metallic finishes. She was also carrying a sword. Musk later threw an after-party, where Grimes was seen.
Last year, on May, the pair welcomed a son. They reportedly named him “X Æ A-Xii,” and call him “X” for short, with the letters representing their favorite aircraft and their shared passion for artificial intelligence. “I mean it‘s just X, the letter X. And then, the Æ is, like, pronounced ’Ash‘... and then, A-12, A-12 is my contribution,” Musk explained in an appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast.
Elon Musk and Grimes started dating in 2018 and were always a couple that drew a good amount of attention. Aside from their success in their respective careers, they were also one of the weirdest couples in Hollywood, with Musk reliably being a polarizing figure and Grimes making art unlike any other musician.
In the past, Musk has been married to Justine Wilson, with whom he has five children, and with actress Talulah Riley, whom he married and divorced twice. He also dated Amber Heard.