Elon Musk and Grimes announce their second child, Exa Dark

Grimes announced the birth of her second child with billionaire Elon Musk in an interview with Vanity Fairrevealing that the couple secretly welcomed a daughter, whom they nicknamed Y, in December 2021 with the help of a surrogate.

Main facts

  • Grimes told Vanity Fair that their daughter’s name is Exa Dark Sideræl Musk, Exa being a reference to the supercomputer term exaFLOPS, or the ability to perform 1 quintillion floating point operations per second.
  • Dark is a nod to “the unknown”, according to the 33-year-old musician, and Sideræl (pronounced “sigh-deer-ee-el”) is a double reference to the “true time of the universe”, as well than to his favorite character in the series of Lord of the RingsGaladriel.
  • The couple also have a son, X Æ A-12, whom Grimes pronounces as “X AI Archangel”, who was born in May 2020.
  • Grimes, the alternative pop singer born Claire Boucher and who goes by the name c, for the speed of light, told Vanity Fair that she and Elon Musk, 50, “always wanted at least three or four” children.
  • Elon Musk has five other children with his first wife, Justine, from their eight-year marriage from 2000 to 2008.

important quote

When asked if the pair were still together, Grimes replied “there’s no real word for it.” (Elon Musk told the Time that they were “probably semi-separated” last fall). “I would probably refer to him as my boyfriend, but we are very fluid,” she told Vanity Fair. “We live in separate houses. We are the best friends in the world. We see each other all the time… We just have our own story going on, and I don’t expect other people to understand it”. Grimes clarified that she and Elon Musk had broken up again since the article by Vanity Fairwriting on Thursday, “but he’s my best friend and the love of my life” in a tweet after the article was published.

Important figure

$234 billion. This is Elon Musk’s net worth, according to real-time estimates from Forbes. Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX.

The context

Grimes and Elon Musk had an ongoing relationship after debuting as a couple at the Met Gala in 2018. They bonded via Twitter once Elon Musk realized they had made the same pun on the Roko’s basilisk, an AI-enabled torture thought experiment. Elon Musk tweeted “Rococo basilisk” in 2018, and years earlier Grimes directed a music video for his song “Flesh Without Blood” featuring a character called Rococo Basilisk.

Article translated from Forbes US – Author: Anna Kaplan

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