Following rumors of a breakup between them, Grimes has announced the birth of his second child with billionaire Elon Musk in an interview with Vogue, in which he has revealed that the couple secretly welcomed a daughter in December 2021 through surrogacy.
In line with the curious name they have already chosen for their firstborn X Æ A-12, the couple has decided that this new girl will be called Exa Dark Sideræl Musk. The name “Exa” refers to exaFLOPS supercomputing, “Dark” is a nod to “the unknown,” and “Sideræl” (pronounced “sigh-deer-ee-el”) is a double reference to “true time of the universe,” as his favorite character in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Galadriel, played by Cate Blanchett.
In the same interview with Vogue, the singer has revealed that she and her partner had always wanted to have “at least three or four children”. This is Grimes’ second baby, while Musk has five other children with his first wife, Justine, from their eight-year marriage from 2000 to 2008.
When asked if their relationship was still alive, the singer has been elusive assuring that “there is no real word to say about it.” Musk told Time that they are “probably semi-separated” last fall, but this time, Grimes told Vogue that “I would probably refer to him as my boyfriend, but we are very fluid.”
“We live in separate houses. We are best friends. See you all the time… We just have our own stuff, and I don’t expect other people to understand that.” The couple made their first public appearance at the 2018 Met gala and after that, they continued with the secrecy they practice with the news related to their romance, which began through Twitter messages.