Billionaire and SpaceX founder Elon Musk surprised people when he and eclectic singer Grimes revealed they were dating. The pair were together from 2018-2021 and caused major drama with singer Azealia Banks. After their recent split, many people have wondered: were Grimes and Elon ever married?
Read on for everything we know about this unusual couple.
So, did Grimes and Elon Musk ever get married?
Elon has been married multiple times. First, he was married to Canadian author Justine Wilson from 2000-2008. The couple split in a reportedly messy divorce following the death of their son, Nevada, due to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The pair have five sons and no longer speak.
Elon's second marriage was to actress Talulah Riley, whom fans would recognize from Pride and Prejudice, St. Trinian's, and Westworld. Their relationship was also tumultuous, and shortly after Talulah and Elon married in 2010, they filed for divorce ... only to once again marry and divorce in 2013 and 2014. The pair are reportedly on good terms.
Before Grimes (whose birth name is Claire Boucher) came along, Elon dated actresses Cameron Diaz and Amber Heard. While Grimes and Elon were together for nearly three years, the couple never got married during that time. Back in 2012, Elon told Forbes that he was hesitant to marry again.
"I think it would be extremely unwise for me to jump into a third marriage without spending considerable time figuring out if the third one will work. It was never my intention to have a short marriage,” he said. “Essentially, I’d want to be super sure before getting married again, but I certainly would love to be in a relationship, for sure."
Elon's interview with Forbes might have been too soon, and he would shortly after remarry (and divorce again) Talulah. Grimes told Rolling Stone that being pregnant was an experience that reaffirmed her commitment to the Tesla founder.
"For a girl, it’s sacrificing your body and your freedom. It’s a pretty crazy sacrifice, and only half of the population has to do it. It was profound to me when I decided I was going to do it. I’m just like, I have sacrificed my power in this moment. I have capitulated, and I have spent my whole life avoiding that situation. I have never capitulated to anything, so it was just a profound commitment," Grimes explained.
Sadly, it appears that the couple has broken up, as first revealed by Page Six on Sept. 24, 2021. Elon told Page Six that he and Grimes are "semi-separated" but remain on good terms and will continue to co-parent their son. The pair also appear to be living together, and Elon cites their travel for work as a reason for the 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," he said.