Elon Musk and girlfriend Grimes are said to have separated three years after they began dating in May 2018.

Just several months after they started their relationship, Elon and Grimes made their public debut at the Met Gala later that year.

The SpaceX businessman confirmed that he and Grimes, 33, have semi-separated but remain on good terms as they co-parent their child together, just weeks after the former couple were spotted together in New York.

In a statement shared with Page Six, Elon said: “We are semi-separate but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms.”

Elon Musk has confirmed that he and Grimes have "semi-separated"
Elon Musk has confirmed that he and Grimes have “semi-separated” (Image: Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Elon continued: “It’s mostly that my work at SpaceX and Tesla requires me to be primarily in Texas or travelling overseas and her work is primarily in LA.

“She’s staying with me now and Baby X is in the adjacent room.”

Two years after their first date, Elon and Grimes welcomed their first child in May 2020, with their son being his sixth child.

The once-madly in love couple had initially named their offspring X Æ A-12, which appeared to be inspired by a track from Grimes’ last album.

The former couple started dating in 2018
The former couple started dating in 2018 (Image: AFP via Getty Images)

However, they faced difficulties with the name of their son as law in California doesn’t allow Indo-Arabic numerals in names, with the couple being forced to change his name to X Æ A-Xii, pronounced Ex Ash A Twelve.

Grimes has previously revealed that Baby X never calls her mum, she said: “I think having a baby was a big rebirth for me artistically. Being a mother feels weird for me to say.

“X says Claire, but he doesn’t say ‘mama’, maybe he can sense my distaste for the word ‘mother’.”

Elon and Grimes were last seen publicly together at the prestigious Met Gala alongside the likes of Timothée Chalamet and Anna Wintour.

While Grimes walked the red carpet alone, Elon didn’t appear on the carpet but met up with her inside the venue.

Grimes has previously revealed that her son doesn't call her mum
Grimes has previously revealed that her son doesn’t call her mum (Image: Instagram)

The pair went on to attend a glittering afterparty, held by Elon at New York’s swanky Zero Bond.

Last year, Grimes revealed that despite Elon’s billions in the bank, she didn’t receive any financial support from him but admired that he put his money “into making the world better”.

Speaking to Business Insider, she went on to add: “Grimes is funded by Grimes, I can’t say the things I say and believe what I believe and then take money from my boyfriend.”

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