Elon Musk may be dating pop musician Grimes, and the internet is losing it over photos of the alleged couple at the Met Gala

The couple allegedly bonded online over a joke about artificial intelligence

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 08 May, 2018, 10:44am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 08 May, 2018, 10:46am

By Melia Robinson

Elon Musk has found a new love interest in musical artist Grimes.

The two stepped out together at the Met Gala, one of the biggest star-studded events of the year. Musk wore a white tuxedo jacket and a collarless shirt, while Grimes rocked a futuristic space-warrior-inspired ensemble. The pair have not publicly confirmed their relationship.

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Earlier on Monday, Page Six reported that Musk and Grimes have been “quietly dating,” according to an unnamed source. The gossip rag said the pair met online about a month ago, after Musk saw on a joke about artificial intelligence that Grimes made and reached out.

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Musk, 46, is the founder of Tesla and SpaceX and has a net worth around US$20.1 billion.

Claire Boucher, known professionally as Grimes, has received widespread acclaim for her lip-smacking blend of pop, electronic, indie rock, and noise music. Her studio album “Visions” was hailed as “one of the most impressive albums of the year so far” by The New York Times in 2012.

The two are as unlikely a match as Musk and Amber Heard, his ex-girlfriend actress.

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As celebrities arrived on the red carpet at the Met Gala, Twitter was abuzz awaiting the first public appearance of Musk and Grimes together. They were not disappointed.

Twitter had fun with the duo, which has yet to receive its celebrity-couple name.

Musk appeared to “sub-tweet” his alleged sweetheart on Twitter on Monday.

He posted “Rococo basilisk” in a tweet, which refers to an alter-ego that Grimes created for the music video for her song “Flesh Without Blood.” Rococo basilisk’s name is a play on words that references a thought experiment centred on artificial intelligence, known as Roko’s basilisk.

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