A roller coaster romance. Elon MuskAnd GrimesClaire Boucher (real name Claire Boucher) was the first to be linked and they have had a son since then.
After reports of their relationship surfaced, the couple made their red carpet debut in May 2018. It has not always been easy for the singer and the businessman. They had to deal with split rumors and a very public feud. Azealia BanksIn August 2018, before reuniting.
Fans speculated for months about their relationship as they were frequently spotted together everywhere, from the Kardashian-Jenner Christmas party to China.
Musk and Grimes seemed to confirm their relationship when she announced that she was pregnant in January 2020. Though she did not caption her Instagram photo that showed off her baby bump, she referred to herself as “knocked up” in the comments section.
Nearly two years later, the Canada native revealed his identity in a Rolling Stone profile that the Tesla CEO was the father of her child. She spoke candidly about the impact of their relationship on the trajectory of her career in the interview. “No one believes me about this, but I just did not understand what I was getting into at all,” she explained. “Not that I’m mad about it. I just didn’t think it would be a thing. The s–t that’s happened with my boyfriend this year has overwritten so much of my life’s work.”
Grimes described her pregnancy in part as a major decision made because she trusted Musk. “For a girl, it’s sacrificing your body and your freedom. It’s a pretty crazy sacrifice and only half of the population has to do it. It was really profound to me when I decided I was going to do it, to actually go through the act of like, y’know, unprotected sex,” she admitted. “I’m just like, ‘I have sacrificed my power in this moment. I have, like, capitulated.’ And I have spent my whole life avoiding that situation. I have never capitulated to anything, so it was just a profound commitment.”
She added: “I do actually just really love my boyfriend. So I was like, ‘You know, sure.’”
In September 2021, the businessman said Page Six, “[Grimes and I] are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms.”
The “Realiti” artist confirmed in a March 2022 Vanity Fair profile that the pair welcomed daughter Exa Dark Sideræl Musk via surrogate in December 2021. Several hours after the article’s publication, Grimes confirmed that the pair had called it quits.
“Me and E have broken up *again* since the writing of this article haha, but he’s my best friend and the love of my life, and my life and art are forever dedicated to The Mission now,” she tweeted at the time. “I think Devin wrote that part of the story rly well. Sique – peace out.”
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