Elon Musk & Grimes Secretly Welcomed Baby #2 Months Ago
Elon Musk, 50, and Grimes, 33, had a baby a few months ago!
Grimes spilled the news in April’s Vanity Fair cover story with writer Devin Gordon. The singer later took to Twitter to clarify some things about the article and her relationship with Musk.
The secret baby comes as a surprise, since Elon and Grimes, who share son X Æ A-Xii, seemed to split in September. Musk described them as “semi-separated” at the time. Now, she reveals they welcomed a daughter named Y, full name Exa Dark Sideræl Musk, around December.
The star only confirmed the news after an infant was heard crying in the house, leading Gordon to ask if Grimes had another baby in her life.
At first, Grimes said, “I’m not at liberty to speak on these things,” before adding, “Whatever is going on with family stuff, I just feel like kids need to stay out of it, and X is just out there. I mean, I think E is really seeing him as a protégé and bringing him to everything and stuff.… X is out there. His situation is like that. But, yeah, I don’t know.”
Grimes eventually confirmed the baby’s arrival and helped explain her name to Vanity Fair.
The magazine explains the name as, “Exa is a reference to the supercomputing term exaFLOPS (the ability to perform 1 quintillion floating-point operations per second).” While Dark is the unknown, Grimes told the magazine, “People fear it but truly it’s the absence of photons. Dark matter is the beautiful mystery of our universe.”
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The singer also shared the pronunciation of Sideræl—“sigh-deer-ee-el,” adding that it means “the true time of the universe, star time, deep space time, not our relative earth time.” Not to mention a tribute to Grimes’ favorite “Lord of the Rings” character, Galadriel.
After the story came out, Grimes tweeted, “🌸2 clarify a few things; I did this to speak abt my work, not ‘reveal all’ haha. Def held back a lot, contrary 2 headline. & didn’t mean for them 2 find out about my daughter so please respect her privacy as I’d love her to be able to live as private of a life as possible."
Grimes hinted that her daughter's name will change in the future, posting, ”This will most definitely change btw haha but it won’t be for public.”
She added, “This is the last time I’ll do any traditional press cuz I’m a pretty private person. Haven’t done press in a long time cuz my personal life is so mad and I think it’s hard to foreground my work but also maybe it’s all intertwined at this point A lot of the projects I’m working on didn’t make it into the article but they’ll be out soon enough!”
As far as her relationship with Elon, and their supposed split, the story explains that she was living in L.A. and he was living in Texas at the time of the breakup. Since baby Y’s birth, she has moved to Texas.
Explaining their relationship status at the time of the interview, she said, “There’s no real word for it. I would probably refer to him as my boyfriend, but we’re very fluid. We live in separate houses. We’re best friends. We see each other all the time… We just have our own thing going on, and I don’t expect other people to understand it.”
She added, “This is the best it’s ever been... We just need to be free.” They also plan to have more kids, saying, “We’ve always wanted at least three or four.”
On Thursday, she tweeted an update on their relationship status, saying, “Me and E have broken up *again* since the writing of this article haha, but he’s my best friend and the love of my life, and my life and art are forever dedicated to The Mission now, I think Devin wrote that part of the story rly well. Sique – peace out Ps ‘The Mission’ is ‘Sustainable energy, making humanity a multiplanetary species and the preservation of consciousness.'”
Meanwhile, in the Vanity Fair story, Grimes acknowledged that her reputation took a hit when she started dating the billionaire about three years ago. She explained, “I was deeply from the far left and I converted to being essentially a capitalist Democrat. A lot of people are understandably upset.”
During this part of the conversation, she shed some light on life at home with Musk back when they both lived in L.A.
“Bro wouldn’t even get a new mattress,” she said, explaining that the mattress was damaged. Instead of buying a new one, he suggested they replace it with the mattress from her house. “Bro does not live like a billionaire,” she insists. “Bro lives at times below the poverty line. To the point where I was like, can we not live in a very insecure $40,000 house? Where the neighbors, like, film us, and there’s no security, and I’m eating peanut butter for eight days in a row?”
Grimes also talked about his influence on her latest album “Book 1,” and his theory that she is a simulation.
“We keep having this conversation where E’s like, ‘Are you real? Or are we living in my memory, and you’re like a synthesized companion that was created to be my companion here?’” She says she feels it, too, noting, “The degree to which I feel engineered to have been this, like, perfect companion is crazy.”
Elon and Grimes started dating in 2018 and welcomed X in May 2020. Baby Y is Elon’s eighth child, and Grimes’ second.
Back in September, Grimes, real name Claire Elise Boucher, opened up to Vogue about how she didn't identify with the label "mother."
She revealed at the time, "I think having a baby was a big rebirth for me, like, artistically. Being a ‘mother’ — feels weird to say. For some reason, I don't identify with that word."
Grimes continued, "Which is also really weird because X, he says 'Claire,' but he doesn't say 'Mama’… maybe he can sense my distaste for the word 'mother.'"
She clarified, “Which I don’t even know why I have a distaste for it, because I respect it, I just can’t identify with it, weirdly.”