The news of Grimes and Elon Musk’s separation broke the internet for a while, trending all over social media and breaking the hearts of many fans of the famous internet couple. It seems that the world’s richest man, Elon Musk, with all his responsibilities, couldn’t keep up with the equally busy lifestyle that a musical artist such as Grimes needed to pursue.
The couple has been together for three years now, and the news came as a shock for everyone at the time. In a recent interview, Grimes jokingly replied that she was going to “Create a Lesbian Space Commune in one of Jupiter’s moons, Europa,” when she was asked about how they would divvy up their financial resources and assets.
The news of the couple’s separation was revealed on Friday when Musk and Grimes told Page Six that they were taking some space after three years together but will continue to co-parent their one-year-old son X (Æ A-XII). “We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms,” Musk, 50, told the publication.
“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 LA. She’s staying with me now, and Baby X is in the adjacent room.”
The 33-year-old Grimes, who appears as a judge on the competition show Alter Ego, said that she wanted to help Musk colonize Mars back in March. She even posted a photo on her Instagram from the Starbase launch site in Texas, with a caption that read: “Ready to die with the red dirt of Mars beneath my feet.”
In another interview, the “Oblivion” singer shared that she would like to “have my consciousness live in some kind of humanoid vessel that can speak and move freely, and then that body can go to Mars and other planets with my mind inside it.” She has also said she would move to the dusty planet after the age of 50 and do “manual labor until death,” adding, “but hopefully that can change.”
While some couples would divide their properties and assets after separation, Grimes and Elon Musk are dividing space colonies, which is very characteristic of the famous couple. It seems like Grimes still has a sharp wit and sense of humor about her split from Elon Musk. Her response about the Lesbian Space Commune seems like a tongue-in-cheek response that refers to Musk and SpaceX’s $178 million contract with Nasa to help them reach one of Jupiter’s moons, Europa, to see if it could be inhabitable by humans.
Indeed, the separation may be sad, but at least both parties seem to be amicable. In fact, that clever quip from Grimes just goes to show that there is still so much love between her and Elon Musk, to the point that they could just laugh about what happened and move forward with their lives, whether together or apart.