Page Six has confirmed that after three years together, the couple have broken up but remain on good terms. “We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms,” Musk said.
Musk and Grimes first started dating in May 2018, eliciting a universal response of “wait, what the fuck?” It seemed like some sort of science fiction simulation – the cyborg indie musician dating the world’s richest man? I was not prepared.
Apparently the travel needs of their respective jobs are reportedly a primary reason for the split. “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,” Musk told Page Six.
Two years into their relationship, the pair welcomed a baby into their lives, naming the little one the very standard, X AE A-XII. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t worry – neither can Musk and Grimes.
We’re hoping things go okay for Baby X in the divorce. X AE A-XII was having a pretty good lockdown, with his home-job mullet (which is annoyingly better than mine) and his loop tracks on Grimes’ keyboard (again, better than mine).
Sad as it is, the news has once again ignited my favourite meme format: Baby X is a cyborg and we all know it.
And how is Elon faring with the split, you ask? Well, he’s busy tweeting extremely normal things like this high def photo of earth, which is exactly what I tweeted during my last breakup.
In any case, I’m wishing Grimes the best of luck as she presumably takes herself and Baby X back to their home planet.