Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and his singer girlfriend Grimes made their first red carpet appearance as a couple at Met Gala 2018 in May. Sticking to the 'Heavenly Bodies' theme, the duo made a statement at the event. The appearance cleared that Musk was no longer dating actor Amber Heard after rumours of their split in February. Cut to July, the most sought-after couple were photographed in a de-glam avatar and social media was confused.
As the pictures went viral, people mistook 30-year-old Grimes to be Musk's daughter, yes that's right! Musk was accompanied by his son and Grimes and people thought that the tech-giant was out with his children. Social media poured in with reactions expressing their surprise with most saying that they thought Grimes was Musk's teenage daughter. One of the tweets read, "If you didn’t know Elon Musk and Grimes were dating this would look like a pic of a dad with his 2 children."
Here are some of the tweets:
So I'm scrolling Facebook and it took me like 50 whole seconds and a caption for me to realise this was Elon Musk and Grimes, and not some dad and his two teen-ish kids on vacation pic.twitter.com/wvHMbcvV7d
— Słodka Idiotka (@Rachel_Destross) July 25, 2018
Soon jokes on their age-gap also began to fly on Twitter. The 47-year-old tech mogul has been in many multiple relationships in the past. He married Canadian author Justine Wilson in 2000 and had five children, after which they separated in 2008.
can't tell if that's elon musk's daughter or grimes reliving her 13 year old scene phase https://t.co/qAzPxXMCv7
— alienation station (@_ollieford) July 25, 2018
Musk then began dating British actor Talulah Riley and married her in 2010. They separated in 2012 and then remarried in 2013. Finally, they stopped seeing each other in 2016. Actor Amber Heard was then the woman in Musk's life which grabbed many headlines. However, the relationship too ended after a year. Grimes and Musk started dating earlier this year, her real name is Claire Elise Bouche.
— Enron Capital (@EnronCapital) July 26, 2018
Recently Musk found himself in a controversy when he was called out for being one of the major donors of the Republican Party. He later took to Twitter saying, "Reports that I am a top donor to GOP are categorically false. I am not a top donor to any political party."