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

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    South African–born American entrepreneur

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

Elon and Grimes of the red carpet of the MET Gala
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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.”

Elon in a tuxedo at a red carpet event

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

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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.

Elon casually dressed and speaking during an interview
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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:

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

2.CC'd on this email: the notorious celebrity bathing debacle of July and August 2021.

3.Yikes.

4.I believe it.

5.Please keep the pop culture references coming.

6.Absolutely in tears.

7.It could even be said that nature itself is healing.

8.Call me a conspiracy theorist because...

9.It's-a over.

10.This guest appearance.

11.The tech/AI reactions are my personal faves.

12.😭😭😭.

13.OH MY GOD.

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

15.Case in point.

16.Grimes relaying the news to Baby X in code.

17.To be a fly on the wall...

18.*Record scratch* *Freeze frame*

19.And, finally, absolutely this: