Vancouver superstar musician Grimes and Elon Musk, one of the worldâs most famous tech billionaires, are dating.
The pair walked the red carpet at the swanky Met Gala in New York City on Monday evening.
The news was first reported by the New York Postâs Page Six celebrity gossip section.
Musk told reporters outside the gala that it was âdate nightâ for the pair. He also revealed that he helped âsketchâ Grimesâs dress, which had a fascinating bodice that appeared to include etched glass but it couldnât be said for sure.
âA source tells us the pair met around a month ago online, of course, through a joke Musk had planned to tweet but discovered Grimes had already made, dealing with the complications of artificial intelligence,â Page Six reports.
Earlier on Monday, Musk, 46, tweeted out a pun built on Rokoâs Basilisk, a futurist thought experiment which warns of the dangers of artificial intelligence.
Rococo is an ornate 18th century French design style.
Thatâs apparently the joke heâd pondered tweeting a month or so ago, only to discover Grimes â otherwise known as Claire Boucher â had made the same joke in 2015, naming a character in her song Flesh Without Blood âRococo Basilisk.â
According to Page Sixâs source, Musk sought out Grimes, 30, and she said no one had understood her joke for three years.
On March 30, Musk tweeted out the video for Grimesâs song Venus Fly, which also features Janelle Monae.
The two have also tweeted back in forth; nearly two weeks ago he praised a Spotify play list of hers and she responded playfully.
âSounds great riding my cyborg,â he said in response.
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