On Friday, the Tesla CEO confirmed to Page Six that he and Grimes were “semi-separated”, though she and their son were still living at his home for the time being.
Explaining that their respective work schedules put a strain on their relationship, he said in a statement: “We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms.
“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.”
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He added: “She’s staying with me now and Baby X is in the adjacent room.”
Elon Musk and Grimes – the stage name of singer Claire Elise Boucher – were first reported to be dating in May 2018, and made their first public appearance together at the Met Gala that same month.