A source tells the site that the alleged lovebirds first met online around a month ago. It was said that jokes about Roko's Basilisk was the thing that bring them to the other. Elon allegedly planned to make a joke about the thought experiment with a pun using "Rococo", only to find that Grimes made the joke in 2015.
The singer created a character named "Rococo Basilisk" for a video of her song "Flesh Without Blood" Speaking to Fuse, Grimes said, "I don't know if you've heard of Roko's Basilisk. [This character] is doomed to be eternally tortured by an artificial intelligence, but she's also kind of like Marie Antoinette."
"Elon was researching the idea of joking about Rococo Basilisk, and when he saw Grimes had already joked about it, he reached out to her," the insider went on saying. "Grimes said this was the first time in three years that anyone understood the joke. They were both poking fun at AI."
Another source told PEOPLE that "they've been seeing each other but have been keeping their relationship under the radar."
😉— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 28, 2018
The pair first sparked dating rumor when they showcased a flirty interaction on Twitter. Elon replied to a fan who asked him to "just asked her out already" with a wink emoji. The billionaire also gave a shout-out to his girlfriend's "Venus Fly" music video. "Best music video art I’ve seen in a while," he wrote in the caption.
Best music video art I’ve seen in a while https://t.co/F2E4zDZMyM— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 31, 2018