Elon Musk, the brilliant billionaire inventor and entrepreneur, has ended his relationship with Grimes, the Canadian-born singer.
The business and space exploration mogul told interviewers from Page Six that despite the breakup, there is no bad blood between him Grimes, who was born Claire Elise Boucher.
They continue to co-parent their 1-year-old son, called 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 reporters, elaborating that his never-ending business-related travel had kept the couple apart of late.
Mogul Cites Travel as Reason for 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 L.A. She’s staying with me now and Baby X is in the adjacent room,” Musk explained.
He began dating the Canadian songstress in 2018; they had a son together in May of 2020. Although they attended the 2021 Met Gala, held just weeks ago, together, Grimes walked the length of the red carpet alone.
Musk then joined her inside the venue. While attending the gala, she spoke to reporters from Vogue about his much her life has altered since she had her son.
“I think having a baby was a big kind of like rebirth for me, like artistically,” she explained.
The business and space exploration mogul has five sons with his ex-wife, the author Justine Wilson, including 17-year-old twins Griffin and Xavier and 15-year-old triplets Damian, Saxon, and Kai.
The Musks divorced in 2008. Later, Musk married to Westworld actress Talulah Riley, twice, from 2010 to 2012, and then again from 2013-16.
Elon Musk has Meteoric Year in Space Exploration
The mogul then dated Amber Heard, the former wife of Johnny Depp, from 2017-18.
Elon Musk has had another meteoric year as far as his business interests are concerned, with his successful rocket Inspiration4 going into near-earth orbit last week.
That most recent mission was comprised of four non-professional crew members — a space exploration first — who safely returned to Earth on Saturday after three days in space.
The Inspiration4 mission also doubled as a charity fundraising event for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
The organization, which functions as a children’s hospital as well as a research center for pediatric cancers and other serious illnesses, developed the fundraiser in coordination with billionaire Jared Isaacman. St. Jude’s auctioned off prizes centered around the crew’s mission to space as well as a meet-and-greet package with the four member team.
Inspiration4 exceeded its goal to raise $200 million for St. Jude’s. They also described their mission as being “designed to advance human health on Earth and during future long-duration spaceflights.”
The team included Isaacman — who is privately funding the trip — as well as a physician’s assistant at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, data engineer Chris Sembroski, childhood bone cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux, and artist Sian Proctor.
Inspiration4’s success has already stoked a flurry of interest from future commercial space travelers.
“The amount of people who are approaching us through our sales and marketing portals has actually increased significantly,” said Benji Reed, the senior director of human spaceflight programs for SpaceX to reporters.
“There’s tons of interest rolling in now.”
Musk’s Starlink satellite will revolutionize internet service in areas of the world where until now it has been problematic.
The newcomer is expected to revolutionize the domestic internet market with its proclaimed phenomenally low prices and high speeds, since the country currently ranks among the most expensive countries in Europe for internet provision, and a number of remote areas are even either completely cut-off or plagued by low connection speeds.
The satellite was launched by Musk’s own space exploration company, SpaceX.