Grimes Says Elon Musk Thought She Was A Figment Of His Imagination

Grimes has claimed that ex-boyfriend Elon Musk thought she was a figment of his imagination. The singer, who began dating Musk in 2018 and has two children with him — 2-year-old XÆA-Xii and 10-month-old Exa Dark Sideræl — was the Tesla mogul’s “perfect girlfriend,” which is why he believed he made her up in his head.

  1. The couple’s relationship is strange, to say the least. While Musk has been off impregnating other women, Grimes maintains that Elon Musk is her “best friend and the love of my life.” Grimes, 34, and Musk, 51, do bizarrely seem well-suited, which may be behind Musk’s strange theory.
  2. The revelation about Musk’s belief that Grimes is the “perfect companion” for him was revealed in a new documentary. “The Elon Musk Show,” airing in the UK on BBC Two, features commentary from Vanity Fair writer Devin Gordon. Earlier this year, Gordon interviewed Grimes and asked about her relationship with Musk.
  3. Grimes is actually on board with Musk’s idea. “She told me repeatedly that Musk has this theory of her that she’s not real, that she’s a simulation who was created by him and exists in his cerebral cortex as sort of the perfect companion to him,” Gordon said. “Which sounds a little crazy and maybe even a little creepy, except, she agrees with it. She said she does feel like this simulation which was perfectly created for him.”
  4. So, wait. What did Grimes actually say? Here’s what she told Vanity Fair in her own words. “We keep having this conversation where E’s like, ‘Are you real? Or are we living in my memory, and you’re like a synthesized companion that was created to be my companion here?’ … ‘The degree to which I feel engineered to have been this, like, perfect companion is crazy.'” Maybe they are two peas in a pod. It certainly seems so!

Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more. You can follow her on Twitter @jenniferlstill