It has just been revealed that Grimes is featured in a cover story interview for Vanity Fair’s April 2022 issue. But that’s not the biggest news the publication is bound to make headlines for. In the article, titled “Infamy Is Kind Of Fun”: Grimes on Music, Mars, and Her Secret New Baby With Elon Musk, the Canadian musician, who had been dating Elon Musk for three years until both of them announced their separation in September 2021, disclosed that she and the business magnate welcomed a baby girl into their life via a surrogate in December 2021. Say what?
According to Vanity Fair, the whole scoop was never planned in the first place. During the interview, journalist Devin Gordon allegedly heard not one but two babies, which was strange since, in May 2020, the couple had their first child together, named X Æ A-12. Their only child, right? Well, wrong. This led the journalist to ask the singer if she “had another baby in her life,” to which she answered, “I’m not at liberty to speak on these things. Whatever is going on with family stuff, I just feel like kids need to stay out of it, and X is just out there. I mean, I think E is really seeing him as a protégé and bringing him to everything and stuff… X is out there. His situation is like that. But, yeah, I don’t know.”
So, “X” must be X Æ A-12 and “E” Elon Musk. Don’t worry, we got slightly confused too. And so did Gordon apparently. She went on to write, “I suggest we pause for a moment to discuss the surreal professional ethics at play, which are that I can’t pretend I don’t know she’s got a secret baby with the world’s wealthiest man hiding upstairs. Especially when she invited me here.” Eventually, Grimes laughed and confirmed that Musk and her had another baby together.
“I don’t know. I don’t know what I was thinking,” she continued, laughing about the fact that she tried to hide her newborn daughter, whom they call Y, though her real full name is actually Exa Dark Sideræl.
As for the fact that what many saw as the world’s most chaotic (and somewhat unlikeable) couple has potentially been reunited, here’s the cryptic answer Grimes had to give, “There’s no real word for it. I would probably refer to him as my boyfriend, but we’re very fluid. We live in separate houses. We’re best friends. We see each other all the time… We just have our own thing going on, and I don’t expect other people to understand it.”
Last but not least, the musician even briefly touched upon the meme-worthy videos she shared on TikTok last year, which resulted in a lot of controversy surrounding the half-baked arguments she tried to promote. “I mean, when people say I’m a class traitor that is not… an inaccurate description,” she admitted. “I was deeply from the far left and I converted to being essentially a capitalist Democrat. A lot of people are understandably upset.”