Elon Musk and Grimes split after three years together: SpaceX billionaire says they are ‘semi-separated’ and will continue to co-parent their one-year-old son X Æ A-Xii
Elon Musk and Grimes (real name Claire Elise Boucher), who have a child together, have broken up after three years.
The billionaire confirmed that he and the electronic pop singer are ‘semi-separated’ but plan to co-parent their 1-year-old son, according to Page Six.
‘We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms,’ Musk said.
The SpaceX founder explained, ‘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 A-list couple were spotted together a few weeks ago when they attended the Met Gala. Grimes walked the red carpet alone and met Musk inside.
After the gala, Musk hosted an exclusive afterparty with Grimes at club Zero Bond.
Elon Musk and Grimes have ‘semi-separated’ after three years (Pictured: Musk and Grimes walking the carpet at the 2018 Met Gala around the time news of their relationship broke)
Grimes walked the carpet at the Met Gala alone but later met Musk inside the event
Musk and Grimes leave their New York City hotel after attending the Met Gala and hosting an after party at club Zero Bond
Musk and Grimes were first reported to be dating in May 2018 and welcomed their first child together in May 2020. Musk has six other children.
The couple’s child was named X Æ A-Xii (name pronounced Ex Ash A Twelve), but has been nicknamed X. The 33-year-old singer recently revealed that her child never calls her ‘mom’ and inspired new creativity in her.
‘I think having a baby was a big rebirth for me artistically. Being a mother feels weird for me to say,’ Grimes began.
‘X says Claire, but he doesn’t say “mama”…like, maybe he can sense my distaste for the word “mother,”‘ she added.
As Musk mentioned in his explanation of his split with Grimes, he recently relocated to Texas after nearly two decades in the Golden State. Musk confirmed his move to Texas in December 2020 following a feud with California lawmakers over government shutdowns amid the COVID-19 crisis.
In the summer of 2020, the Musk Foundation officially consolidated its headquarters in Austin – a city that also houses a Tesla assembly plant. However, Musk is also known to spend time in Boca Chica, on the southeast coast of the state, where there is a SpaceX facility.