Elon Musk and Claire “Grimes” Boucher have “semi-separated” after three years together, the billionaire tech entrepreneur is said to have said. However, Musk said he and the Canadian singer will continue to co-parent their one-year-old son X Æ A-Xii. Musk said his work at SpaceX, through which he aims to colonize Mars and make humans a multiplanetary species, and Tesla, with whom he is transitioning from mobility to cleaner fuel, requires him to stay in different parts of the United States and frequently travel internationally. And that led the couple to take different paths in life.
“We’re half-separated but we still love each other, see each other frequently and are on good terms. It’s mostly that my job at SpaceX and Tesla requires me to be mostly in Texas or traveling overseas and his job is mostly in LA. She’s staying with me now and Baby X is in the next room, ”Musk told Page Six.
Musk, 50, and Grimes, 33, started dating in May 2018. That same year, they debuted together at the Met Gala. In 2020, the couple announced they were parents to a baby boy. When Musk revealed the name X Æ A-Xii in a tweet, many weren’t sure how to pronounce it. Even the parents themselves couldn’t agree on how to say it.
Musk has five teenage sons with ex-wife Justine Musk. He then married Westworld star Talulah Riley twice; first in 2010, but divorced in 2012. They remarried in 2013 but divorced for the second time in 2016, after which Musk began a relationship with Aquaman star Amber Heard from 2017 to 2018.
Canadian pop star Grimes has previously said welcoming her baby boy with Musk opens her up to a whole new world of creativity. She said having a baby was kind of a “rebirth for me, artistically.”