Source: Grimes’ official Instagram account
Popstar Grimes recently made headlines when she made a joke about starting a lesbian space commune following her split with her partner of three years, billionaire Elon Musk.
“I’ll be colonizing [one of Jupiter’s moons] Europa separately from Elon for the lesbian space commune,” Grimes jokingly told Page Six via email.
The “Oblivion” singer is not only a talented music artist, but she also has a deep sense of humor. Her joke seems to be alluding to Musk’s $178 million contract with NASA through SpaceX, which aims to reach Jupiter’s ice-crusted moon called Europa to see if it can sustain life. Europa is one of Jupiter’s 79 moons.
Despite their recent breakup, the two are committed to co-parenting their son X Æ A-Xii. The 50-year-old Tesla and SpaceX founder confirmed the breakup in a statement but has nothing but love for the mother of his child.
“We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms,” Musk confirmed. “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 last time that the two were seen together was during the Met Gala early this September. This is also the same fashion event where they first confirmed their relationship three years ago. Grimes was seen walking the red carpet alone, but she was later joined by Musk inside during dinner. He also hosted an after-party at Zero Bond, a private members-only club.
At present, Musk is focused on his business based in Texas. The 33-year-old Grimes, on the other hand, started taping for an upcoming competition show for Fox in Los Angeles called Alter Ego. Grimes serves as one of the judges.
Born Claire Elise Boucher, Grimes is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. She is best known for her distinct musical style, which is a combination of various genres, including dream pop, art pop, electronic, synth-pop, R&B, and hip-hop, to mention a few. In 2010, she released her album Halfaxa, which was followed by Visions in 2012. From there, she went on to release Art Angels in 2015, which featured a touch of country and metal to her usual genres. Her songwriting is mostly about science fiction, personal experiences, feminism, and other pressing social issues that need to come to light.
Prior to launching her music career, she studied neuroscience at McGill University. A year later, she began creating her own songs. After a series of independent gigs, she was signed by 4AD that released her debut album for the label, Visions. She recorded her songs in just a span of a few weeks in her Montreal apartment. The album garnered the Juno Award for the Electronic Album of the Year. In 2013, she was signed by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation talent management company and released the hit single “Go” in June 2014.