Grimes and Elon Musk have broken up after three years together, Page Six confirmed. The 33-year-old singer and 50-year-old Tesla/Space X founder remain “semi-separated,” and are apparently still on good terms with one another despite the split.
“We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms,” Elon Musk told Page Six about the reason behind the breakup. “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.”
Grimes and Elon plan to continue to co-parent their 1-year-old son, the inexplicably named X Æ A-Xii Musk.
The couple was last seen together at the 2021 Met Gala in New York City, although the two made separate entrances. Grimes arrived wielding a giant sword, dressed in an Iris van Herpen gown titled “Bene Gesserit,” inspired by the upcoming Dune film and “distant futures.”
After the event, Grimes and Elon threw a party at Zero Bond, an exclusive, private members only club, and were later photographed leaving together.
Earlier in the week, however, Elon Musk attended a party thrown by Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife, Nicole Shanahan, alone. Grimes, meanwhile, has been working as a judge on the Fox singing competition show Alter Ego, where contestants perform as virtual CGI avatars.
Grimes has also been spending a lot of time with her new baby son, X, telling Vogue that, “having a baby was a big kind of like rebirth for me, like artistically.”
The couple met three years ago and connected instantly, to the surprise of many, and had their first son together last May 2020. At the time, he said that they had first connected on Twitter, and that he was attracted to her “wild fae artistic creativity and hyper-intense work ethic.”
Elon Musk has five other children from a previous marriage to author Justine Wilson, all boys, as well: twins Xavier and Griffin, 17, and triplets Damian, Saxon and Kai, 15.
Before dating Grimes, Musk was also married to Westworld actress Talulah Riley on and off again twice. They were together from 2010-2012 and then remarried from 2013-2016. Elon also spent some time with Aquaman actress Amber Heard in 2017, following her disastrous relationship and split from husband Johnny Depp.
Last month before the Met Gala, Grimes told Vogue that her son, X, calls her by her first name instead of “Mom.”
“Being a mother feels weird to say for some reason,” she said. “I don’t, like, identify with that word which is also really weird because X, he says ‘Claire’ but he doesn’t say, like, ‘mama.'”
“I’m like, how are you?.. Like, maybe he can like, sense my distaste for the word mother,” she explained. “Which I don’t even know why I have a distaste for ’cause I like, respect it, I just, I don’t, I can’t identify with it weirdly.”
Grimes has weathered a lot of scrutiny throughout the course of their relationship, often defending her son’s father on social media over his treatment of employees, massive wealth, and political donations.
In July, she spoke for him saying that he was going to put the first human being on Mars and funded research to help cut down on the planet’s CO2 emissions. She also had to defend herself against commenters asking if Elon Musk was simply just her “sugar daddy.”
“Contrary to popular belief my bf doesn’t fund my career,” she wrote on TikTok last month. “Stop harassing me on this app over fake news… and I am not my bf’s spokesperson.”
According to Elon Musk, despite the split, Grimes and baby X are living at home with him for the time being.