The 2018 Met Gala red carpet featured a number of memorable moments, including a potential proposal and the debut of long-rumored couple Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse. But the night’s true show-stealing moment was when tech billionaire Elon Musk and musician Grimes arrived together, fueling dating rumors and sending the internet into a frenzy.
A few hours before the event began, Page Six reported that the pair had been “quietly dating” since meeting online about a month ago. Musk had reportedly planned to tweet a joke that mashed up the concept of Roko’s Basilisk, a thought experiment about AI rulers taking over the world, with Rococo, an 18th century decor style, but he learned that Grimes — AKA Claire Boucher — had already made the same nerdy “Rococo Basilisk” pun in her 2015 video for “Flesh Without Blood.”
The Tesla co-founder hinted at the news himself earlier in the day, tweeting the pair’s supposed meet-cute pun. Hours later, the pair walked the Met red carpet, with Musk in a white jacket and priest-like collar, and Grimes in a villainous black-and-white getup — complete with a Tesla choker.
Naturally, the internet had jokes about the unlikely pairing.
Neither the 46-year-old SpaceX boss, who ended a year-long relationship with Amber Heard in August, nor the 30-year-old musician has officially commented on the dating rumors, but a quick look back through each of their Twitter feeds shows they’ve been chatting for weeks. One user even joked to Musk on April 27 that he should “just ask [Grimes] out already,” to which Musk responded with a simple winking emoji.
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