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Grimes is ready to start a ‘lesbian space commune’ after Elon Musk split

Emma Powys Maurice September 28, 2021
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Grimes arrives at The 2021 Met Gala on 13 September 2021 (Theo Wargo/Getty)

Newly-single Grimes has joked that she’s launching a “lesbian space commune” after breaking up with Elon Musk.

On Monday (27 September) the singer confirmed that she’d split up with the 50-year-old SpaceX founder after three years together, and is now looking to the stars for her next move.

“I’ll be colonising [one of Jupiter’s moons] Europa separately from Elon for the lesbian space commune,” she joked in an email to Page Six.

She appeared to be referring to Musk and SpaceX’s $178 million contract with NASA to help them reach Jupiter’s ice-crusted moon, Europa, to see if it could be inhabitable.

Page Six added that Grimes’ response was “tongue-in-cheek,” which – because it’s Grimes we’re talking about here, after all – was a necessary clarification.

The “Oblivion” singer has previously suggested that her retirement plans involve moving to Mars after the age of 50 and doing “manual labor until death”.

“Ready to die with the red dirt of Mars beneath my feet,” she posted on Instagram from Musk’s Starbase launch site in Texas earlier this year.

And in another interview she she said she’d like to have her consciousness “live in some kind of humanoid vessel that can speak and move freely, and then that body can go to Mars and other planets with my mind inside it”.

Musk confirmed their split last week, announcing that he and Grimes are now “semi-separated” but continuing to co-parent their son together.

“We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms,” Musk, 50, told Page Six.

“It’s mostly that my work at SpaceX and Tesla requires me to be primarily in Texas or traveling overseas and her work is primarily in LA. She’s staying with me now and Baby X is in the adjacent room.”

Baby X is now 16 months old and goes by the name X Æ A-Xii after the state of California sadly rejected his parents’ first choice, X Æ A-12.

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