Congratulations are in order! SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and musician Grimes welcomed their first child, a baby boy, on May 4, 2020. Musk announced his son was “a few hours away!”. And then followed the tweet with an update, writing, “Mom and baby, all good.” While this baby is the Canadian singer’s first child, Musk has five children from a previous marriage.
Grimes (real name Claire Elise Boucher) confirmed her pregnancy via Instagram in January 2020 after the tummy photos led the Internet to speculate that she might be pregnant. After turning to social media to confirm the news, Grimes openly shared her motherhood experiences.
“For a girl, it’s sacrificing your body and your freedom,” said Grimes Rolling Stone in March 2020. “It’s a pretty crazy sacrifice and only half the population has to. It was really profound for me when I decided I was going to do it [have unprotected sex]… I have sacrificed my power right now. I have capitulated and have spent my entire life avoiding that situation. I’ve never capitulated to anything, so it was just a deep commitment. ”
“Actually, I really love my boyfriend,” she added. “Then I thought, ‘You know, sure.'”
Shortly after the birth of their son, Musk revealed that the couple named the newborn X Æ A-12 Musk. But when you stop to consider how strange the relationship between Musk and Grimes has been since they started dating, the name actually seems to be entirely on the mark.
Elon Musk and Grimes were joined by a dark artificial intelligence prank
Despite the many dating apps available, Elon Musk and Grimes teamed up during an artificial prank the CEO of Tesla tweeted in 2018. According to Page Six, Musk’s pun was rococo, “the French Baroque style of 18th century ”, with the Rococo Basilisk, a“ thought experiment ”, which suggests the possibility of a future in which the lords of AI dominate the world and “punish those who did not help it exist ”. However, Grimes had already made the same joke in 2015, as she created a character called “Rococo Basilisk” for her music video “Meatless Blood.”
“Elon was investigating the idea of joking about the Rococo Basilisk, and when he saw that Grimes had already joked about it, he approached her,” a source told Page Six. Grimes said this was the first time in three years that someone had understood the joke. They were both making fun of the AI.” The two began dating shortly after the exchange.
Apparently, Musk also inspired Grimes to legally change his name to C, the scientific symbol of the speed of light. Grimes claimed on Twitter that “Claire” was “the ruin of [ her] existence since [she] became sensitive” and, since according to The Edge, “‘C’ was already her nickname among friends”. Musk encouraged her to commit to this change.
They have both clearly shared a love of science from the start!
Grimes says her relationship with Elon Musk “has overwritten” her career
Elon Musk and Grimes are considered by many to be a strange couple. But as Grimes told Rolling Stone in March 2020, she never expected her time with Musk to define her image so irrevocably.
“No one believes me about this, but I just didn’t understand what I was getting into,” he said. Not that I’m mad about it. I just didn’t think it would be a thing. The shit that happened to my boyfriend this year has overwritten much of my life’s work.”
Grimes noted that fans of “most of the rage” towards her and Musk’s relationship stem from the fact that Grimes has always been “tough, tough, tough,” while Musk has been known to donate to Republican campaigns in last. However, while their differences could present a moral conflict, Grimes continues to support his son’s father, comparing him to “for good” Senator Bernie Sanders.
“When I look at my boyfriend’s goals and look at Bernie’s goals, his end goals are very similar,” she added. “Solve environmental problems, reduce suffering. The wealth gap is worth dissecting, the existence of billionaires is worth dissecting, but the situations are nuanced. ”
The two have obviously established a foundation of mutual respect upon which their love was built. Who are we to judge?