Grimes poised to cash in big time as her partner of three years Elon Musk announces the couple is semi-separated

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      Assuming there was no prenup, Grimes might be poised to win the lottery in a way the rest of us can only imagine. The Vancouver-raised electro-pop visionary and inventor Elon Musk appear ready to go their separate ways after three years of shacking up.

      In a statement to the New York Post’s Page Six column, Musk stated “We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently, and are on great terms.”

      He added “It’s mostly that my work at SpaceX and Tesla requires me to be primarily in Texas or traveling overseas, and her work is primarily in LA. She’s staying with me now, and Baby X is in the adjacent room.”

      Baby X, is of course the couple’s first child together. You might know said creature by the more informal name X Æ A-Xii Musk.

      One of the top three richest men in the world depending on the day, Musk has been down this road before. One of his two previous marriages, to author Justine Wilson, lasted six years and yielded twins and one set of triplets.

      It’s been widely reported that Wilson had a prenup with Musk that guaranteed her US$20 million. Despite that, as she stated in a blog post in May of 2010, she instead went looking for Musk to buy her a house, and provide a Tesla Roadster and financial support for their children until they turned 17. She also asked for US$6 million in cash, alimony of $80,000 a month, a 10 percent stake in Tesla, and 5 percent in the SpaceX program.

      Grimes might want to start there as she prepares to cash in her lottery ticket. As for Musk—and luckily for the woman sometimes known as Clair de Lune, C, and Claire Elise Boucher when her mom is calling—the 50-year-old inventor and amateur astronaut is obviously smart enough to know that no one respects a deadbeat dad. Especially one who makes almost as much as Jeff Bezos.