Human Interest Elon Musk and Grimes Split After 3 Years: 'We Are Semi-Separated but Still Love Each Other' Elon Musk and Grimes, who were first romantically linked in May 2018, share 16-month-old son X Æ A-Xii By Maria Pasquini Maria Pasquini Associate Editor, Human Interest - PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 24, 2021 11:46 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Elon Musk and Grimes are going their separate ways. The 50-year-old SpaceX founder has confirmed that he and the Canadian singer, 33, have broken up. "We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms," Musk — who shares 16-month-old son X Æ A-Xii with Grimes — told The New York Post's 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," he added. "She's staying with me now and Baby X is in the adjacent room." Although the singer walked the red carpet solo at this year's Met Gala earlier this month, Musk did attend the event with her, Page Six previously reported. The news was announced one week after SpaceX's Inspiration4, which featured an all-civilian crew, splashed down safely off the Florida coast. Reps for Musk and Grimes did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment. Elon Musk Shares Rare Family Photo of Grimes and Their Son in His New Texas City Called 'Starbase' Grimes and Elon Musk. Taylor Hill/Getty Musk and the musician were first romantically linked in May 2018, when they made their public debut at the Met Gala following his split from Amber Heard. Shortly after confirming she was expecting her first child in January 2020, the singer confirmed Musk was the baby's father in a digital cover story for Rolling Stone. Elon Musk and son X. Elon Musk Twitter "I do actually just really love my boyfriend," she said at the time, adding of their relationship, "No one believes me about this, but I just did not understand what I was getting into at all." "Not that I'm mad about it. I just didn't think it would be a thing," she continued. "The s— that's happened with my boyfriend this year has overwritten so much of my life's work." RELATED VIDEO: Elon Musk Shares New Photo of Son X AE A-Xii on Twitter: 'The Baby Cannot Use a Spoon Yet' Since welcoming their son last May, the Tesla founder has been open about how Grimes has been taking a more active parenting role in their baby's life. "Well, babies are just eating and pooping machines, you know? Right now there's not much I can do," he told The New York Timesin a July interview. "Grimes has a much bigger role than me right now," he continued, adding, "When the kid gets older, there will be more of a role for me." Musk, who was married three times — twice to Talulah Riley — has five sons from a previous marriage. His first son, Nevada, died tragically of SIDS at 10 weeks old in 2002.