Elon Musk, 51, thinks his ex-girlfriend Grimes, 34, was the “perfect companion” but not “real,” according to a new report. The Tesla CEO thought the singer was “a simulation created by him” during their romance, Devin Gordon claims in the new BBC docuseries The Elon Musk Show, The Sun reported. Devin reportedly further explained that Grimes, herself, came to him with the wild explanation and she didn’t think it was as “crazy” as it may sound.
“She told me repeatedly that Musk has this theory of her that she’s not real,” he explained, according to the outlet. “That she’s a simulation who was created by him and exists in his cerebral cortex as sort of the perfect companion to him. Which sounds a little crazy and maybe even a little creepy, except, she agrees with it. She said she does feel like this simulation which was perfectly created for him.”
Elon and Grimes have dated on and off since 2018 and share two children, including XÆ A-12, 2, and 10-month-old Exa Dark. In another clip of the docuseries, Devin apparently further explained that even though they both agree on the strange theory, Elon and Grimes were a good match and revealed they bonded over a terrifying thought experiment. “They both made a similar nerdy joke about a scary AI theory of the future called Roko’s Basilisk, which I don’t really even get,” he said. “And her interests are all the same as his and her music is very technologically oriented.”
The once steady couple split in Sept. 2021 after dating for three years, but Grimes has said there’s “no real word” for the current status of their relationship. “I would probably refer to him as my boyfriend, but we’re very fluid,” she previously told Vanity Fair. “We live in separate houses. We’re best friends,” she explained at the time. “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.”
In addition to Devin, who talked about Elon’s relationship with Grimes and more, Elon’s two ex-wives appear in the docuseries and discuss their perspectives on their time with the billionaire. Justine Musk, who was married to Elon from 2000 until 2008 revealed she found out he was divorcing her through their marriage counselor, and Talulah Riley, who wed Elon twice, talks about the softer side of him, The Sun reported.
The Elon Musk Show premiered on the BBC on Oct. 12.