Grimes and Elon Musk Have Broken Up

BY Allie GregoryPublished Sep 24, 2021

This decade's most controversial romantic coupling, Grimes and Elon Musk, have apparently split up, though the former partners will remain amicable co-parents to their son X Æ A-Xii Musk.

News of their split comes via Musk himself, who revealed their uncoupling in an interview with Page Six.

"We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms," Musk told Page Six.

He added: "It's mostly that my work at SpaceX and Tesla requires me to be primarily in Texas or travelling overseas and her work is primarily in LA. She's staying with me now and Baby X is in the adjacent room."

No further explanation for the split was provided, though the couple have had numerous public controversies and disagreements over the years — including the time they went head-to-head with Azealia Banks, when Musk went on a tirade against pronouns on Twitter, and that time Grimes' mother blasted Musk online for his "Red Pill" tweet.

Twitter's reaction to the breakup has been unsurprisingly fueled by memes

Grimes and Musk's romance began back in 2018, and they made their relationship public when they walked the same year's Met Gala red carpet. Things went from casual to very official after the birth of their first son back in May 2020.

Latest Coverage