From geeky Twitter flirtation to a ‘lesbian space commune’ – a timeline of Elon Musk and Grimes’ bizarre three-year relationship
If tech zillionaire Elon Musk ever sets out to write a memoir, he might think of calling it Grimes and Punishment.
usk and his partner Grimes – aka Canadian artist Claire Boucher – recently announced their separation. The tabloids’ frenzy over the split has grown into a vast black hole threatening to devour them both.
It certainly overshadowed Musk’s accomplishments as a genius in technology (he founded the Tesla electric car empire and civilian exploration company SpaceX). And threw a veil on Boucher’s pulsating futuristic pop.
Still, the itching is understandable because it’s not an everyday celebrity romance. And with that, we present the ultimate Grimes-Musk romance timeline.
Imagine a romantic comedy scripted by Stephen Hawking. This is essentially how Musk and Grimes come together. It starts, like all good things, with Grimes making a joke on social media about Roko’s Basilisk.
Roko’s Basilisk is a thought experiment that postulates that anyone who doesn’t help usher in the Machine Revolution will be targeted when the artificial intelligence that rules the future eventually masters the art of time travel.
In April 2018, Musk searched social media for a joke about the basil, only to find that Grimes had already done a rococo gag on Roko. How nice! During the month, they searched for each other in real life and are said to be “quietly dating”.
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Met Gala Release
Hours before the couple make their public debut as a couple, Musk jokes on Twitter about a “rococo basil.” And then he and Grimes are there, posing for the global gossip and fashion press.
Musk wears a white embroidered sports coat that makes him look like the villain of Zoolander 3. Grimes sports a silver vampire-like outfit with her hair tied back in a baroque bun – and, therefore, looks a lot like Grimes.
Azealia Banks takes the stage
Rapper Banks would later become famous in Ireland. She basically trolls the whole country after an altercation with Aer Lingus, whom she nicknamed “leprechaun ass b ******”.
But that charming moment is far in the future because in August 2018, she arrives at Musk’s California mansion to work on songs with Grimes.
Banks claims that she is essentially on her own as Grimes comforts Musk. According to Banks, Musk is in the midst of a mild depression after he tweeted a joke about taking Tesla private – a comment that plunged the company into chaos.
“Elon Musk better hire an escort,” she tweeted. “At least an escort would have kept their mouths shut on their things… All because he needed a Met Gala date to hide his shrinking **** from Amber Heard [whom he briefly dated]. “
Also at the end of 2018, Grimes and Musk follow each other on Instagram, which is immediately grabbed as evidence of a horrific fall-out. But the following March, Grimes explains that she was overwhelmed by the attention brought to their relationship.
Grimes is pregnant
Grimes appears to have overcome her fear of social media in early 2020, when she tweets a half-naked image of herself with a baby’s shadow superimposed on her stomach. But a few weeks later, Musk is no longer following her, which suggests that baby or not, the relationship is bad.
The baby is called
In May, everything is fine again and a darling baby boy is born. Someone on Twitter asks Musk for the name. He answers “X Æ A-12” – which, it turns out, is pronounced “X Ash, A 12”.
Or at least that’s how it would have been pronounced until the State of California intervened. Public health, tell United States today.
Musk argues with Grimes’ mom
Musk appears to wink at right-wing activists by tweeting that his supporters should “take the red pill” (a favorite meme of the alt-right and “human rights activists”).
This does not suit Grimes’ mother, Sandy Garossino. “If your partner has been through a difficult pregnancy and childbirth in the past two weeks and you were over 16, would you be doing MRA bullshit on Twitter right now? she writes in a tweet that Grimes loves and then hates.
A row on pronouns
It’s July 2020 and Musk is criticizing the use of pronouns in social media biographies, saying “they suck.” Grimes intervenes. “I love you, but please turn off your phone or give me a [c]all. I can’t stand the hate. Please stop this. I know it’s not your heart ”.
The romance is over
September 2021 and Musk and Grimes have ended their romance. Musk says he and Grimes “are half estranged, but still love each other, see each other frequently, and are on good terms.”
Grimes establishes colony orbiting Jupiter
Grimes jokingly makes a reference to a SpaceX offer from Musk to reach the Europa moon. “I’m going to colonize Europa separately from Elon for the lesbian space community,” she says. It was shortly after she showed up on her own at the Met Gala, lifting a Conan the Barbarianbroad sword style.