Grimes and Elon Musk have ended their relationship after three years together. The SpaceX and Tesla founder confirmed their split in a statement to Page Six on Friday (Sept. 24), and shared how they’re planning to parent their 1-year-old son, X Æ A-12.
“We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms,” Musk told the outlet. “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 L.A. She’s staying with me now and Baby X is in the adjacent room.”
Billboard has reached out to Grimes for comment.
Grimes and Musk were last seen together in public at the Met Gala on Sept. 13. Grimes walked the red carpet event alone, but Page Six reports that Musk joined her inside for the event.
The former couple welcomed their baby boy in May 2020 after two years together. Grimes — who is currently on the judging panel of new singing competition Alter Ego — recently revealed that their son has provided her with more artistic clarity.
“I think having a baby was a big rebirth for me, artistically. Being a mother feels weird for me to say,” Grimes told Vogue while getting ready for the Met Gala this year, adding that X addresses her by her first name. “X says ‘Claire,’ but he doesn’t say ‘mama.’ Maybe he can sense my taste for the word ‘mother’ — which, I don’t even know why I have a distaste for it, I respect it. I just don’t … I can’t identify with it, weirdly.”
Musk shares five other sons author Justine Wilson — twins Griffin and Xavier, 17, and triplets Damian, Saxon and Kai, 15.