This is Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, CEO of Tesla, and casual billionaire.
From the looks of this picture, he’s just happy to be here!
They’re basically the Romeo and Juliet of our time—YEAH, I SAID IT—and if you have a lot of questions (examples include: why/how/what), everyone else appears to be right there with you.
Elon Musk dating Grimes is all the proof you need to know we’re in a simulation.— hungrybox (@LiquidHbox) May 7, 2018
I knew I shouldn’t have written my Grimes and Elon Musk fanfic in that dusty old journal I found in the haunted antique store.— nuck (@NuckAvocado) May 8, 2018
What do Grimes and Elon Musk even talk about I bet they just sit around the dining room making squirrel noises and drinking glasses of rocket fuel— TY♡ (@rihannasgayson) May 8, 2018
But to really understand why Elon and Grimes are such a good-if-unlikely pair, you gotta go back. Back to the beginning.
Circa April 2018
Elon and Grimes meet via Twitter thanks to making the same nerdy joke about artificial intelligence and Rococo. I can’t even begin to understand or explain what it means, but it goes without saying that this is how all great romances start.
“Elon was researching the idea of joking about Rococo Basilisk, and when he saw Grimes had already joked about it, he reached out to her,” a source later told Page Six. “Grimes said this was the first time in three years that anyone understood the joke. They were both poking fun at AI.”
Cool-cool-cool, I totally relate to this.
May 7, 2018
Page Six reports that the couple have been “quietly dating,” and that same day, they casually show up together at the 2018 Met Gala. Right before they make their public debut, Elon drops their inside joke on Twitter:
Rococo basilisk— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 7, 2018
July 22, 2018
Grimes shows up to Elon’s 2018 Space X Hyperloop Pod Competition (gonna just pretend like I know what that is), and they look cute!
August 20, 2018
Elon re-follows Grimes, so...guess they’re back together?
March 20, 2019
Grimes chats about dating Elon to the Wall Street Journal, saying she was “simply unprepared” for all the public scrutiny that came with their relationship:
“I just thought I could keep going along in my funny little way, and then you casually respond to someone in a tweet and it’s on Fox News, and you’re like, ‘Ugh,’ you know? That was a very disturbing moment.”
January 8, 2020
Grimes hits Instagram and reveals she’s pregnant. Literally no one, nowhere, is okay.
March 5, 2020
Grimes is on the cover of Rolling Stone in all her pregnant glory and confirms that Elon Musk is, indeed, the father of her child.
March 28, 2020
Plot twist: Elon unfollows Grimes on Twitter AGAIN, prompting another wave of breakup speculation:
And then follows her a few days later:
May 5, 2020
Grimes and Elon welcome a baby boy named…X Æ A-12 Musk. Yes, really.
X Æ A-12 Musk— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 5, 2020
May 18, 2020
Grimes' mother, Sandy Garossino, is dragging Elon for spewing right-wing garbage on Twitter because he literally tells his followers to "take the red pill."
Take the red pill 🌹— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 17, 2020
In response to Elon’s tweet, she writes, “If your partner went through a challenging pregnancy and childbirth in the last two weeks…And you were over 16 years old, Would you be blaring MRA bullshit on Twitter right now?” Yikes.
This is Grimes' mom. Thanksgiving is going to be fun. pic.twitter.com/7i3oLnzvrO— Ryan Mac 🙃 (@RMac18) May 17, 2020
And to make things even more interesting, Grimes Likes her mom’s tweets (before un-Liking so things don't look sus).
May 25, 2020
As mind blowing at Grimes and Elon's name choice for their baby is, the state of California (I'm just as confused as you are) actually steps in and tells these parents that naming their baby X Æ A-12 is pretty much illegal. So what do they change it to? *drumroll* "X Æ A-Xii." Well, at least that's what Grimes confirmed in the comments of this post:
July 24, 2020
Elon has another case of Twitter fingers—this time, he's saying that a second coronavirus-related stimulus check is a dumb idea, and that using a person's chosen pronouns sucks. Can't make this up y'all:
Another government stimulus package is not in the best interests of the people imo— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 24, 2020
Pronouns suck— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 25, 2020
Grimes thankfully tries stepping in so Elon can hear a voice of reason:
Apparently, they no longer follower each other on Twitter. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
grimes and elon unfollowed eachother lmfao— ceo of antifa (@doinkpatrol) July 25, 2020
July 25, 2020
Elon and Grimes' join feature with The New York Times goes live, and Elon basically says he's not doing much in the early stages of their baby's life. *sigh*
“Well, babies are just eating and pooping machines, you know?” he says. “Right now there’s not much I can do. Grimes has a much bigger role than me right now. When the kid gets older, there will be more of a role for me.”
Aaand, um, yeah. That’s where we are now. Thanks for coming with me on this short and strange journey, fellow bored internet friends.
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