Grimes and Elon Musk have split after three years of togetherness, the Tesla CEO has confirmed. The news has left many wondering the reason behind the pair’s split.

Elon confirmed the break-up to Page Six and revealed that the pair is “semi-separated” for now, but remain on good terms as they navigate co-parenting their one-year-old son, X Æ A-Xii Musk.

Over the years, many believed Elon and Grimes’ pairing was rather strange because of their starkly different backgrounds. But, they shared a common love for mars and other things related to space.

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Why did Grimes and Elon Musk break up?

Talking about their separation, Elon, 50, said, “We are semi-separate but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms.”

The SpaceX CEO also delved into the reasons behind their breakup saying, “It’s mostly that my work at SpaceX and Tesla requires me to be primarily in Texas or travelling overseas and her work is primarily in LA.”

He further referred to their living situation stating, “She’s staying with me now and Baby X is in the adjacent room.”

At the time of writing, Grimes is yet to break her silence over the split.

The pair was last seen together at Met Gala 2021. While Grimes walked the red carpet in her epic outfit, Elon stayed away from the cameras and joined her inside.

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A look at the pair’s relationship

Elon and Grimes, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, first went public in May 2018, when they attended the Met Gala together. The duo’s fans were as stunned then as they are now hearing about the breakup.

However, many soon got on board with this unlikely pairing. Before their explosive Met Gala 2018 appearance, the duo had reportedly shared a joke about artificial intelligence.

Before getting together with the billionaire CEO, Grimes’ Twitter bio reportedly described her as “anti-imperialist,” a phrase she removed after the two began dating.

The duo faced a ton of criticism over the years but still kept going strong. They welcomed their son in May 2020.

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Tesla CEO’s previous relationships explored

Elon, who is a father of six, was previously married author Justine Wilson. The pair were married for eight years between 2000 and 2008 and share five children together: twins Griffin and Xavier, 17, and triplets Damian, Saxon and Kai, 15.

Elon then went on to marry Westworld actress Talulah Riley twice. The couple first wed in 2010 but divorced in 2012. They reconciled a year later and remarried in 2013. But, the marriage ended again in 2016.

The billionaire briefly dated Johnny Depp’s ex, Amber Heard, between 2017 and 2018.

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