Here’s a couple we didn’t expect: Tesla co-founder and space fanatic Elon Musk and Canadian musician Grimes.
The unlikely pair made their relationship Met Gala-official as they hit up the annual ball together on May 7, looking as awkward as you’d expect while posing for pics (honestly does Musk know how to smile?!). The 30-year-old singer wore a corset-style black and white gown in keeping with the gala’s Catholicism theme that 46-year-old Musk reportedly helped design…
So how did these two creatives minds come together you ask? According to Page Six, the couple started dating about a month ago after connecting online. A source told the outlet that they met “through a joke Musk had planned to tweet but discovered Grimes had already made, dealing with the complications of artificial intelligence.” (I legit don’t get the joke so I’m not going to try to explain it but it’s hella’ nerdy.)
But the billionaire and singer aren’t the only fresh couple on the block.
Days after the debacle over her temporary tattoo typo, it was reported that Emma Watson is *officially* dating Glee actor Chord Overstreet. (Let’s hope she isn’t getting his name inked any time soon.)
As reported by Page Six, things have heated up between the two young thangs, who were seen leaving Vanity Fair‘s Oscars after-party together on March 4. “It’s crazy but, yes, they are seeing each other,” a source told Page Six. “Emma wants to keep things quiet and private.”
While the pair were photographed together looking cozy at a concert back in February, a second source told the outlet that 27-year-old Watson isn’t romantically involved with 29-year-old Overstreet. “They are friendly, but are not in a relationship,” the source said. This recent shot seems to prove otherwise though…
The Beauty and the Beast star is notoriously quiet about her personal life. She was last romantically linked to tech manager William “Mack” Knight, but the two apparently went their own ways in early 2017. Speaking to Vanity Fair in February last year, Watson explained why she doesn’t talk publicly about dating.
“I want to be consistent: I can’t talk about my boyfriend in an interview and then expect people not to take paparazzi pictures of me walking around outside my home,” she said. “You can’t have it both ways.”
The proud feminist and social justice advocate went on to explain that “in Hollywood, who you’re dating gets tied up into your film promotion and becomes part of the performance and the circus.”
“I would hate anyone that I were with to feel like they were in any way part of a show or an act,” she said.
But just because Watson likes to keep her love on the DL doesn’t mean every Hollywood star does. Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost decided to make things public this year—very public.
The actress and her BF, one of Saturday Night Live’s head writers and Weekend Update anchor, walked arm in arm at the Hollywood premiere of Avengers: Infinity War on April 23. After posing for photos and sharing some PDA-filled moments with Jost, ScarJo—who plays Black Widow in the superhero movie, alongside a laundry list of Marvel-affiliated celebs—joked to Entertainment Tonight that their first red carpet outing as a couple “was all right, not bad.” Johansson’s co-stars, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Elizabeth Olsen and Chris Hemsworth, joined the low-key couple on the red carpet. “I’m just excited to share this experience with him because I’m so excited to see the film,” she said. “I haven’t seen it before!”
Johansson, 33, and Jost, 35, were first linked in May 2017, after they were spotted together at an after-party for SNL’s season finale. The pair made their first public appearance as a couple in November, when they attended the American Museum of Natural History Gala in New York City together—but they walked that event’s red carpet separately.
During a recent sit-down on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen asked Johansson to choose her favourite Weekend Update anchor. The star claimed it was “hard to pick” between Jost and co-anchor Michael Che—then quickly added, “No, it’s not that hard to pick. I guess I’m a Colin fan, I have to say.”
The feeling is mutual. At the 2017 Emmys, Jost–who was up for his ninth writing prize with his SNL colleagues–said, “[Johansson is] pretty cool … It’s hard to have a lot of complaints, she’s pretty awesome.” He continued, “I’m very happy. I feel very lucky.” No kidding, Colin.