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Twitter can’t handle new couple Elon Musk and Grimes

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Tech billionaire Elon Musk and alt-pop singer Grimes surprised their fanbases on Monday by walking the red carpet together at the Met Gala.

The decidedly couple-y gesture came just hours after Page Six first reported the pair might be romantically involved. It seems the two met in a deeply 2018 way: The 46-year-old Tesla CEO was going to make a joke about AI on Twitter, and did a quick keyword search beforehand to make sure nobody had already made the same joke. It turns out somebody had—Grimes, three years ago. Musk apparently struck up a conversation with the 30-year-old “California” singer about their shared interest, and the rest is history.

“Grimes said this was the first time in three years that anyone understood the joke,” a source told Page Six. “They were both poking fun at AI.”

Despite that You’ve Got Mail meet-cute, fans on Twitter are convinced this coupling is further proof that we’re inhabiting a dark timeline. Jokes about the unlikely duo trended throughout the evening, and really picked up once they appeared on the red carpet together (with Grimes wearing a choker shaped like the Tesla logo).

Grimes is reportedly the only woman Musk is following on Twitter at the moment. Ah, true, normal love.

Christine Friar

Christine Friar

Christine Friar is a writer and editor in New York who focuses on streaming entertainment and internet culture. Her work has appeared in the Awl, the Fader, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Vogue, Elle, and more.