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Elon Musk has revealed he and partner Grimes have 'semi-separated', adding that they are on 'great terms'.
In a statement to Page Six earlier today, Musk said: "We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms.
"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."
The pair had been dating since 2018, and welcomed their first child together in May 2020 - a son called X Æ A-Xii.
The baby was originally called X Æ A-12, but the couple were forced to change it to something slightly more mainstream as it didn't comply with Californian law.
According to state legislation, people cannot have Indo-Arabic numerals in their names, so the singer and the billionaire couple changed it to... X Æ A-Xii.
Grimes, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, confirmed the news on her Instagram account after a fan asked: "Did you change the baby name because of Californian laws? What is the baby's new name?"
The Canadian popstar replied: "X Æ A-Xii."
Another fan then commented: "Nice! Just removed the numbers to confirm [sic] to California law."
Prior to the alteration, Grimes took to social media to explain the rationalisation behind their bizarre choice of name, writing: "Æ is the the Elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence).
"A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favourite aircraft). No weapons, no defences, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent. (A=Archangel, my favorite song)."
•X, the unknown variable ⚔️
•Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence)
•A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent
(A=Archangel, my favorite song)
(⚔️:mouse2: metal rat)
- Miss Information (@Grimezsz) May 6, 2020
Speaking to Joe Rogan, Musk also said: "First of all, my partner is the one who, mostly, actually came up with the name. I mean it's just X, the letter X. And then the Æ is, like, pronounced 'ash'... yeah... and then A-12 is my contribution."
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Musk was previously married to author Justine Wilson, with whom he has five sons - twins Griffin and Xavier, 17, and triplets Damian, Saxon and Kai, 15.
He was also twice married to actor Talulah Riley, who he married in 2010 before they divorced in 2012 - only to remarry in 2013 and once again divorce in 2016.
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