Elon Musk & Grimes are ‘semi-separated’ but ‘are on great terms,’ or so he says

Grimes and Elon Musk at the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitin Museum of Art at the opening of 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' in New York City

Elon Musk & Grimes first got together in the spring of 2018. I thought, at the time, that it was a rebound thing for Elon, especially considering he had only recently gotten out of his thing with Amber Heard. But Elon and Grimes were a real couple – they attended the 2018 Met Gala together and by late 2019, she was pregnant. She gave birth to X Æ A-Xii in May 2020. And personally, I think their relationship fell apart soon after. Elon was a mess during the pandemic and he’s now living permanently in Texas, all while Grimes lives… somewhere else. With the baby who calls her Claire. Oh, and Grimes claims that Elon doesn’t financially support her whatsoever and he hasn’t helped her career either, which is just sad. Anyway, Grimes and Elon are over now. Sort of. Mostly.

Elon Musk and Grimes have broken up after three years together, Page Six can exclusively reveal. The SpaceX founder confirmed that he and the Canadian singer are “semi-separated” but remain on good terms and continue to co-parent their 1-year-old son, the epically named X Æ A-Xii Musk.

“We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms,” Musk told us. “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.”

They were last seen together at the Met Gala earlier this month, when Grimes, 33, walked the red carpet alone. Musk, 50, also attended the event but only joined her inside. He later threw a starry Met Gala afterparty at hot private members club Zero Bond, where he was joined by Grimes, and the duo were photographed leaving New York together the following day. But last weekend, Musk attended a party thrown by Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s wife, Nicole Shanahan, alone.

[From Page Six]

Is Page Six insinuating that Elon is banging Sergey Brin’s wife?!?! Oh God. As for the Grimes-Elon mess… yeah, again, they really haven’t been together since the baby was born. I would love for her to get some kind of financial settlement from him, or perhaps a guarantee of some kind of child support or a trust for Baby X. I don’t think this story is over. I think this is Elon telling HER that it’s over though.

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Grimes leaves the Carlyle Hotel for a Met Gala after-party in NYC

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, Grimes’ IG, Avalon Red.

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  1. Bettyrose says:

    And why is he in Texas and not LA where all of his exes and his SIX children live? Because California has actual laws protecting workers so he moved production to Texas where his workers can get Covid and be replaced by new workers. Also of course lower taxes.

    • Giddy says:

      Also, there’s no alimony in Texas.

    • Jules says:

      @bettyrose, he should just move to Mars

    • goofpuff says:

      Oh he 100% came to Texas to avoid taxes, alimony, and he knows he can convince the Republicans to give him whatever he wants whereas in California, the Democrats are like “no”. The Texas Republicans have already bent themselves backwards allowing him to do whatever. I feel for his workers, they’re going to have the worst protections.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        He never married Grimes, right? And I read she signed a contract before conceiving. Idk if it’s true.

    • Bettyrose says:

      I’m stunned at the no alimony thing. I know toxic masculinity is the law of the land in Texas but alimony is traditionally about protecting women in a patriarchal system, a kind of legal chivalry. Texas has abandoned chivalry too?

      • Ann says:

        I live in Texas and while it’s true there is no alimony, when couples divorce there usually is some kind of financial settlement for those who have the means to warrant it. There is child support and division of property, just not alimony. So if a couple is married for a few years and has no kids, neither has to keep giving money to the other after the divorce, but any money they have in a joint account, or in equity in a house,
        etc., is split.

        Also, the rule in Texas won’t pertain to his ex-wife unless they were actually married there, which I don’t think they were. If they were married in CA than whatever the rule is there still applies to him. So he won’t escape alimony by moving there, just state income tax.

      • observer says:

        you’re shocked the state trying to overturn roe v wade doesnt have alimony

        (also grimes was never married to elon, she was his manic pixie GIRLFRIEND)

      • Antonym says:

        Texas has spousal support. It’s not all that typical for a court to order spousal support but it does happen.

      • Ravensdaughter says:

        Texas is a community property state, so the court will divide assets according to the petitions of the parties and the discretion of the judge.
        They didn’t marry, correct? That does make things trickier…

  2. lunchcoma says:

    I think she told him they were separated, and he added “semi” in front of it. He historically needs to be dumped a few times before he lets his exes get away.

  3. Jan90067 says:

    They are BOTH weird as hell. I hope that poor child has good nannies! He is going to be teased to hell and back for his name when he goes to school, poor kid!

    • april says:

      I don’t think “X” is bad compared to Apple, Moses and some of the other weird names.

      • Stacy Dresden says:


      • Ana170 says:

        I do. I think it’s much worse. An apple is a fruit. Plenty of people are named Moses. How is this kid supposed to explain his name? Spell it? I’ve got an unusual name but mine uses the standard alphabet. He’s got a lifetime of irritation ahead.

    • Paige says:

      I can’t get w the “he’ll be teased for his name”. Our kiddo has an unusual name & so do most of his contemporaries. Very few repeat names in his school. It shows imagination…is that…uh…a bad thing? Should I have named him Jeff so YOU won’t bully him?

      BTW Grimes is COMMITTED like lady gaga in the early days…wonder if Grimes will go Glam commercial a la LG Bets anyone??

      • Jezz says:

        My best friend has a slightly unusual Welsh name. Over the 20 years we have known each other, there has not been a single instance of us meeting a new person who didn’t ask, What did you say? How do you spell that? Oh I never heard that name before (or the equally dull Oh I know someone else named that!).
        It’s not about bullying. Paige, you have saddled your kid with a lifetime of boring, repetitive introductions.

      • iconoclast59 says:

        I feel sorry for teachers these days. Not only do they have to memorize countless names, but countless variations of names, too; eg, Kaylie, Cayli, Kaelee, Kailee, etc. I also feel sorry for the gov’t agencies and HR departments that have to deal with it down the line. There are plenty of other areas in your kid’s life where you can exercise some “imagination.”

  4. MangoAngelesque says:

    They both seeming excessively, exceptionally exhausting.

  5. Liz version 700 says:

    He is weird as hell for sure, but the dude comes by it honestly. Just this week his 70 year-old dad claimed paternity to the kid his 30 year-old step-sister gave birth too. The step-sister lived with him since she was 4 and now she’s his “girlfriend”. Keep that kid in a state that has a high tax rate Claire!

    • rainbowkitty says:


    • Bettyrose says:

      Gah! I had not heard that. Okay so Musk comes from a truly effed up family. He’s not neurotypical. And as a genius obviously experiences the world differently. But he has the capability to learn empathy and understand right and wrong. So he knows what he’s doing when he endangers his workers and relocates over 1,000 miles from his … again SIX underage children in LA (although maybe it’s better for the kids to only have infrequent contact with him.)

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Agreed, if Elon the younger Cared enough he could work on learning empathy and ethics. I think he cares more about himself and ..all things him.
        I was gobsmacked by step-sister story especially as it came out on the same days as the break-up story. Maybe the break-up was to distract from the mess. I read it in the Business Insider, not even like the NY Post, it is being reported in the business world. The dad proudly said all of his family went ballistic. I bet….

      • observer says:

        honestly as an autistic person i kinda hate that elon came out because he perpetuates so many negative (but sometimes true–doesn’t mean we need them perpetuated) stereotypes about autism. especially because he has a diagnosis of aspergers (which hasn’t been a real diagnosis for years– it’s now all just Autism Spectrum Disorder) and he really DOES come off as being the classic asshole with “aspergian” autism. because he kinda is.

        i mean if it helps some people, cool i guess but the optics are not good.

        also, as a girl with autism who has a pretty good aspiedar for other aspies: i kinda wonder if grimes is autistic, she is at the least definitely somewhat neuroatypical. autistic women frequently go undiagnosed our whole lives or fly under the radar even if WE know that we are.

      • observer says:

        addendum to my previous comment:

        also would like to point out that Elon has an asperger’s diagnosis, so this dates his diagnosis as being before a certain time, so i wonder how long he’s been sitting on it and why he did that now?

        his ex-wife in the Marie Claire article alluded to him going to therapy (granted not the same thing as psychiatric eval) in the early 00s.

        from a gossip POV part of me i guess also feels like this was attention-whoring/possibly to pre-emptively offset backlash to the SNL appearance (“Elon! So Brave! Stop Making Fun of Autistic People!” –but he was just bad, it makes other less privileged autistics look bad to have him representing us, and also he is a billionaire who i don’t see doing anything meaningful for the benefit of other neuroatypicals…)

      • Bettyrose says:

        I grew up around what was then called Asbergers and didn’t realize his diagnosis wasn’t well known until SNL, but he showed such classic signs of it in the show I can’t imagine anyone around him was ever in doubt. But I agree that his acknowledgment hasn’t done much to break stereotypes. While there are noticeable similarities in communication styles between people on the high functioning end of the spectrum, that’s about it for what can be generalized. Personalities are just as individual as with all other humans.

      • Jules says:

        Also, I don’t know where the genius thing comes from except from himself and his superfans (and mom). There’s no proof that Elon ever was a true genius, he usually just swoops in when everything crucial has already been developed and then buys the whole thing and markets it as his own. If at all, he is genius at grifting but none of the things he did, said or wrote so far indicated to me that he is a brilliant, intellectual mind.

    • Joanna says:

      Ewww how disgusting!

    • Bwilley says:


    • Mcmmom says:

      The article from Business Insider about the dad and stepdaughter was published in 2018, so I don’t think the Grimes break up story has anything to do with it. It’s all very odd.

  6. Millenial says:

    I dunno. I don’t know how anyone who read the ex-wife’s Marie Claire article wants anything to do with him romantically, let alone have a kid with him. She needs therapy.

  7. Bwilley says:

    Didn’t he mention on SNL he was on the spectrum of autism?
    Either way, this whole thing is sad for the child(ren) who now have inherited their wacked-out parents’ DNA. Claire will recover and probably bust out some amazing Adele/ Winehouse break- up song.
    The workers mentioned, above, are there voluntarily (mostly). There are plenty of jobs that are not in Texas or have safer regulations. This time in our history is super rocky for everything so there is not a clear answer to anything, it seems.

  8. april says:

    I feel sorry for Grimes and Baby X. Elon can’t get away without paying child support so financially they will be fine. Elon keeps getting more weird in his relationships with women; I don’t like the way he casts his exes and kids aside and is off to find the next victim. As a side note, I want to compliment Kaiser on the writing of this article; it was both humorous and spot on about Elon.

  9. OriginalLeigh says:

    Grimes only said that he doesn’t fund her career. She never said that he doesn’t provide her with any financial support. He might be able to evade taxes by moving to Texas but he is not going to be able to avoid paying child support for a kid who is both legally and biologically his. He has reportedly provided well for the other kids so what’s one more?

  10. Stacy Dresden says:

    Love Grimes’s music and I get the impression she is feeling good and doing her thing artistically. Glad she is moving on from Elon.

  11. BabyX says:

    Well we already knew they had separated when Claire’s mom put him on blast on twitter after the baby’s birth, and when she stopped dyeing her hair elon’s preferred shade of blonde. Crazy world when Azealia Banks reads your relationship right

    • observer says:

      i never thought the day would come when i thought Azealia Banks was the sane and believable person in a gossip story, but i LIVED for this one. when she talked about Elon being super paranoid and how he couldnt stop TWEETING while on LSD? I was like…Yes. I believe this. Unequivocally. lol

  12. Hazel says:

    Can’t stand Elon and his army of douche bro fanbois who all want to be like him.