Grimes Confirms That Elon Musk is the Father of Her Child

Photo credit: Dia Dipasupil - Getty Images
Photo credit: Dia Dipasupil - Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

  • During an interview with Rolling Stone, pop singer Grimes confirms that the father of her child is Tesla founder Elon Musk.

  • Grimes has been candid on social media about the ongoings of her pregnancy and how it's affected her creative process.

  • The pair made their debut as a couple at the 2018 Met Gala and had only met a month prior.

Update 3/5/20:

In a new cover story with Rolling Stone, Grimes confirmed that the father of her child is indeed tech entrepreneur and Tesla founder Elon Musk.

The "Violence" singer revealed in February that she felt "woefully ill-prepared" for pregnancy and experienced complications during an earlier trimester.

"I feel like I was woefully ill prepared cuz I dunno if pregnancy is as visible or discussed as it should be. I just didn’t rly understand what I was getting into," wrote the singer on Instagram. "It’s been good too, but it makes working a lot harder. Good at writing and having lots of wild ideas tho, but anything physical is hard."

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The singer raised eyebrows with an Instagram post that seemed to revealed her pregnancy this afternoon. The image showcases Grimes topless with braided, fiery orange hair, a smoldering stare, and her burgeoning belly on display. An illustrated, floating image of a fetus was photoshopped onto the singer's stomach, which may allude to her being pregnant. Considering the artist's otherworldly style, it's unclear if the post is an actual baby announcement or performance art. Grimes and Musk have not yet publicly confirmed the news via their reps.

However, Grimes did seem to drop pregnancy hints while responding to a fan who commented on the post to applaud the singer's decision to not censor her body.

"I thought about censoring them for a hot minute haha (this may get taken down anyway) but the photo is so much less feral without the nipples," Grimes wrote at the time. "Plus being knocked up is a very feral & war-like state of being. Might as well be what it is."

The singer continued, "Plus most of my friends told me not to post them so then I was afflicted w reverse psychology. Interrogated my shame on it and decide it was sum weird internalized self hatred to feel uncomfortable abt my body." Leave it to Grimes to turn a pregnancy announcement into a lesson in existential analysis.

Surely enough, the photo was deleted, but Grimes swiftly followed up by sharing an edited version of the image. "Censored for insta haha - almost got away w it 😮," she joked.

Grimes didn't share who the father of her child is, but she has been reportedly dating Elon Musk for over a year now. They made their debut as a couple at the 2018 Met Gala where the duo arrived together in matching black and white decorum for the “Heavenly Bodies” theme that evening. Vanity Fair even shouted out Grimes wearing a Tesla logo inspired choker as a part of her outfit for the evening. (We admire the dedication.)

The pair had only reportedly met a month before their gala debut via a "missed connections"-esque Twitter moment that introduced Musk to Grimes’ work.

According to Page Six, Musk was planning to tweet a joke regarding the topic of Roko Basilisk—a thought experiment that considers the hypothesis of a future where AI lords rule the world and punish those who did not help it into existence—but when researching the topic he learned Grimes had made a video about the same theme for her song “Flesh Without Blood.”

“Elon was researching the idea of joking about Rococo Basilisk and when he saw Grimes had already joked about it, he reached out to her,” a source told the paper. “Grimes said this was the first time in three years that anyone understood the joke.”

Clearly, this pairing was meant to be.

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