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Elon Musk is now the richest person in the world. While unmarried, he's dating the musician Grimes. Get to know his famous girlfriend.

Who is Grimes? Meet Elon Musk’s girlfriend who’s enjoying his net worth

When billionaire Elon Musk & musician Grimes stepped out in public for the very first time together, the world was shocked to hear about this seemingly odd pairing. It’s been almost three years since then and the two now have a child with each other. So how did two people from such different worlds come together and find love? Find out all the deets on their relationship as well as who exactly Grimes is. 

Grimes & Elon Musk

Grimes & Elon Musk first stepped out in public as a couple when the two attended the 2018 Met Gala together in May. Musk later confessed to The Wall Street Journal that he loved Grimes for her “wild fae artistic creativity and hyper intense work ethic”. The two definitely shocked their fans by bringing the music & business worlds into one, and people were curious to hear how the two even came together in the first place. 

According to Business Insider, the two met over Twitter when Elon Musk planned to tweet about Artificial Intelligence, specifically a pun relating to a thought experiment called “Rococo Basilisk”. However, Musk discovered that Grimes made the joke first in her “Flesh Without Blood” music video. Who wouldn’t blush over this meet-cute between the two nerds? 

This isn’t to say the couple haven’t had their fair share of ups & downs. Musk & Tesla, for example, had to pay $20 million each to the SEC over a joke he tweeted to amuse Grimes, and also the couple has an infamous internet-beef with rapper Azealia Banks. However, since these hiccups, Elon Musk & Grimes had their baby, X Æ A-Xii (don’t ask us how to pronounce that), and the two still seem to be going strong & steady. 

Who is Grimes? 

Grimes has certainly built up quite a reputable career & name for herself before meeting Elon Musk. She emerged into the alternative music scene in the early 2010’s, creating experimental music that dabbled in genres such as electronic, synth-pop, art pop, and more. 

Born under the name Claire Elise Boucher in Vancouver, Canada on March 17th, 1988, she began creating music under the name Grimes in 2007 through her Myspace account as a self-taught artist. Her third studio album, Visions, released in 2012, brought her into the limelight after receiving critical acclaim and winning the Juno Award for “Electronic Album of the Year”.

Grimes has released a total of five studio albums so far, with her latest being Miss Anthropocene in 2020. The Guardian described her music style best by explaining: “By sounding a little like everything you’ve ever heard, the whole sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard.”

Grimes explained that her art style was always changing and told The Japan Times, “Most music with traditional verse, chorus and bridge structures can probably be considered ‘pop.’ But I think most people think about Top 40 these days when they use the word ‘pop,’ and I’m emphatically not from that world.”

Fans love & praise her for her experimental music as well as her quirky characteristics. Just taking a look at her Spotify biography will make you furrow your eyebrows in confusion. The bio states some peculiar info such as “she lived in a crack den in Montreal” and “recently had experimental eye surgery only available to the upper class”. 

The Spotify biography also informed that Grimes was “putting out her final earth album in 2020”, referring to Miss Anthropocene. None of this information has been verified, but it definitely goes to show she is an artist that’s definitely not like the rest. And in comparison with Elon Musk’s odd & nerdy-genius self, we can definitely see why he fell in love with someone like Grimes.

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