The multi-billionaire entrepreneur, investor and engineer has reportedly been 'quietly' dating the Canadian musician according to Page Six, and indeed they made their red carpet debut together at last night's Met Gala (see last pic, below).
The pair reportedly met about a month ago online, after Grimes reportedly made a joke about AI three years ago (in a music video) that Musk had been intending to make himself, relating to thought experiment Roko's Basilisk. Grimes had a character in her video for 'Flesh Without Blood' called 'Rococo Basilisk' that apparently appealed to the 53rd richest person in the world.
"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 said. “Grimes said this was the first time in three years that anyone understood the joke. They were both poking fun at AI.”
The couple have been publicly tweeting flirty in-jokes for the past few weeks, but it aaaaaall makes sense now. But Hank Scorpio, Grimes? Really? Also, are you aware that he wants to die on Mars? Think about this before you get into it, girl.
Of course, Twitter had all the jokes...
Elon Musk dating Grimes is all the proof you need to know we’re in a simulation.
— Hungrybox (@LiquidHbox) May 7, 2018
I refuse to accept that single pop girls have no options but Jack Antonoff and Elon Musk!
— Molly Lambert (@mollylambert) May 7, 2018
I think Grimes is just trying to get off of this planet by any means necessary
— ambient boyfriend (@alextleach) May 7, 2018
unfortunate that the first person i'm seeing irl after finding out about grimes and elon musk dating is my therapist, who doesn't know who either of these people are but is about to get an earful
— maya kosoff (@mekosoff) May 7, 2018
ELON MUSK AND GRIMES BE LIKE “áµÂ? áµ˜ L áµ—á¶¦áµ–áµƒË¢Ë¢” pic.twitter.com/XbHkkot3bp
— [ ðÂ?–˜ðÂ?–ˆðÂ?–—ðÂ?–ŠðÂ?–ŠðÂ?–ˆðÂ?–Â?ðÂ?–Å½ðÂ?–“ðÂ?–Œ ] (@freebasecatnip) May 7, 2018
â•'â–'â–'â•'with this blade
â•'â–'â–'â•'i protect grimes
— obtuse angel (@schneidsyy) May 6, 2018
If elon musk and grimes are actually dating i will immediately shave my head and go through my britney breakdown .
— chloe (@contrachloe) May 7, 2018
everyone asking WHO is grimes???? bitch WHO tf is elon musk
— helen (@helen) May 7, 2018
Elon Musk and Grimes make their debut at the Met Gala pic.twitter.com/plAvt2xvc6
— despite your efforts you cannot escape pajamashaw (@pajamashaw) May 8, 2018
— Shira Tarlo (@shiratarlo) May 8, 2018
— Pigeons & Planes (@PigsAndPlans) May 8, 2018