Elon Musk Brings 'Unexpected' Date to Met Gala

46-year-old SpaceX founder reportedly dating 30-year-old musician Grimes
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2018 5:33 AM CDT
Elon Musk Brings 'Unexpected' Date to Met Gala
Elon Musk attends the Met Gala on Monday in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

The Hollywood Reporter calls them "perhaps the most unexpected couple" to show up at the Met Gala on Monday evening, and Elon Musk and Grimes certainly caused some buzz on the red carpet. Now people are wondering if the SpaceX/Tesla founder, 46, and 30-year-old Canadian musician are an actual romantic item, and sources tell Page Six they are indeed "quietly dating." They reportedly first connected over a joke about artificial intelligence Musk had wanted to post on Twitter—until he discovered Grimes (real name Claire Elise Boucher) had tweeted out the same joke in 2015.

"Grimes said this was the first time in three years that anyone understood the joke," one source says. USA Today reports they both apparently wore Tesla accessories to the Met event: she a Tesla choker, he a Tesla pin. Meanwhile, a source tells Us Weekly that the couple, who've been canoodling for a month or so, worked up the design for Grimes' Met dress together, then pulled together a team to create it. Musk previously dated actress Amber Heard. (More Elon Musk stories.)

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