Elon Musk And Grimes Have Called It Quits — And Boy, Oh Boy, Does The Internet Have Reactions For Days

As you may or may not have heard, longtime couple and resident celeb eccentrics Grimes and Elon Musk have split, kind of.

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After being together for three years, Elon said in a statement to Page Six, “We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently, and are on great terms.”

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The scale goes as follows: eighth-separated, quarter-separated, semi-separated, two-thirds-separated, three-fourths separated, and — last, but certainly not least — separated.

The billionaire SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO cited his travels and work as reasoning for the split. Though, currently, he said Grimes is staying with him. The pair has sparked breakup rumors before, due to the fact that they’ve repeatedly unfollowed each other on social media.

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Naturally, Twitter had a lot of thoughts, because — love ’em or hate ’em — they are a pair that fascinates, compels, and elicits some degree of musing, if ironically. Below are some of the best reactions:


I love a good (nay, great and glorious) pun.

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I believe it.

Good Morning, “Grimes dating Elon Musk” was a 3 year sociological study conducted by Harvard University. We are now complete with our study. Thank you for your time.

04:26 PM – 24 Sep 2021

Twitter: @miceeonvenus / Via Twitter: @miceeonvenus


Call me a conspiracy theorist because…

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I don’t think it’s a simple coincidence that Grimes and Elon broke up less than 24 hours after Nintendo announced that Chris Pratt was going to voice Mario in a Super Mario movie.

02:56 PM – 24 Sep 2021

Twitter: @loudmouthjulia / Via Twitter: @loudmouthjulia


It’s-a over.

this tweet directly caused the breakup of grimes & elon musk absolutely no doubt in my mind https://t.co/gQJzqmsJm3

09:35 PM – 24 Sep 2021

Twitter: @georgsoup / NBC / Via Twitter: @georgsoup


This guest appearance.

Twitter: @notn1co / Walt Disney Pictures / Via Twitter: @notn1co



OMG Elon Musk and Grimes broke up after 3 years. But good to know they’re co-parenting for X Æ A-Xii. Wishing them all the best 💔

06:15 PM – 24 Sep 2021

Twitter: @maleedus / Nickelodeon / Via Twitter: @maleedus


I truly think Baby X could be the first superhuman in existence.

Twitter: @emilybernay / Via Twitter: @emilybernay


*Record scratch* *Freeze frame*

“We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms… She’s staying with me now and Baby X is in the adjacent room.”

not Elon Musk giving a breakup statement to Page Six while Grimes is literally in the next room https://t.co/YNsNJp2GC2

02:57 PM – 24 Sep 2021

Twitter: @jackirvinwho / Via Twitter: @jackirvinwho

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