Elon Musk and his girlfriend Grimes have been one of the most entertaining celebrity couples of this year (or throuples, if you include Azealia Banks‘ proximity, which I do). Sadly, the electricity-powered car wreck might finally have come to a complete stop, as it would appear Elon and Grimes might have broken up.
In the three-ish months they’ve been together, we’ve seen Elon and Grimes show up to the Met Gala looking like wealthy vampires, watched Grimes try to deny that her boyfriend is a union-buster, watched Elon melt down and call a Thai cave rescuer a “pedo,” seen Grimes attempt to defend her boyfriend’s Republican donations, and of course, there was the Azealia Banks situation. Azealia claimed to have seen Grimes beg Elon not to tweet while high on acid. According to Business Insider, Elon and Grimes no longer follow each other on Instagram, and he has stopped following her on Twitter (she still appears to follow him. Elon and Grimes seem very removed from reality, but at least they’re aware that standard celebrity protocol requires social media unfollowing.
It’s also not known if any of this has to do with Azealia Banks tweeting and Instagramming the details of Elon and Grimes’ relationship. Like last Saturday when Azealia tweeted screen grabs of an alleged conversation between herself and Grimes, in which Grimes claims Elon has a big penis, spoke with a fake accent, and is a target for Russian kidnappers. Not to mention that Tesla stock recently dropped 20%, which means this hasn’t been a great week for Elon.
Of course, there is a chance that Elon and Grimes might still be together. Elon’s rep declined to comment, while Grimes’ rep didn’t respond. Neither have tweeted about their rumored breakup, but considering their relationship started out on social media, unfollowing each other probably means something significant. Elon and Grimes did hook up earlier this year after flirting about AI with each other on Twitter. That might be just another day on social media for some people, but that’s definitely Elon’s version of clumsily bumping into a pretty girl at the dog park.