RIP to My Favorite Celebrity Couple, Elon Musk and Grimes

I loved those little weirdos

Elon Musk and Grimes at the 2018 Met Gala, where they made their public debut as a couple.
A throwback to happier times, back when these weird little lovebirds made their Met Gala debut.
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I am a person with many bad opinions — a woman of downright poor taste, some might even say. I love candy corn, stan Jimmy Buffett, and Elon Musk and Grimes are my favorite celebrity couple — or were my favorite celebrity couple, rather. Alas, it is with a very heavy heart that I, by way of Page Six, relay the sad news that this chaotic union has come to an end, or is, at least, in the process of unraveling.

The outlet announced the couple’s three-year relationship had ended in an exclusive report Friday, though Musk, for his part, refers to the pair’s status as “semi-separated,” claiming he and Grimes remain on good terms and continue to co-parent their absurdly named child, one-year-old 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 Page Six, citing distance as the main reason for the semi-separation. “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.”

As anyone who has ever gone through the usually long, painful process of dissolving a relationship well knows, a “semi-separation” is still a breakup, or at least the first phase of the often unnecessarily prolonged breakup process. While this may come as good news to many of Grimes’ fans, who have long been openly against her romance with the Tesla founder, I, personally, am distraught.

Admittedly, I never really paid much attention to either party in this relationship until they got together. I don’t really care about Tesla or whatever Elon Musk is doing in space these days, nor have I ever been a particularly avid Grimes listener. Still, I’ve found something very enchanting about the sheer chaos and absurdity of the Elon/Grimes pairing from the start. While the bemusing relationship sparked widespread confusion and even dismay when the couple made their public debut at the 2018 Met Gala, I was immediately delighted by the weirdness of it all. Elon Musk and Grimes struck me as a refreshing, downright charming departure from your typical billionaire/supermodel pairing. Is Elon Musk, second-wealthiest man on the planet, actually just another slimy billionaire a la Jeff Bezos? Probably! But with Grimes, he was transformed, in my eyes at least, from sleazy tech bro to nerdy little geek boy with the balls to land himself a cute but equally weird punk girlfriend.

I loved those two little weirdos. As fellow Hollywood weirdo Lana del Rey would say — though only in a far more inappropriate context — I always loved the way they loved. May this weird little romance rest in peace.

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