- Elon Musk’s girlfriend Grimes says she’s seven months pregnant, sharing the news in an Instagram post promoting a magazine interview.
- She spoke with The Face magazine, telling it the unborn baby had been exposed to lots of techno music.
- Grimes also spoke about the constant abuse she received on social media, which she likened to “an emotionally abusive relationship.”
- Grimes first indicated she was pregnant on January 24. Since then she has made several Instagram posts detailing her experience.
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The singer Grimes, who is Elon Musk’s girlfriend, said Thursday that she was seven months pregnant and that her baby was listening to plenty of techno music in the womb.
In a wide-ranging interview with The Face magazine, the musician was asked what sort of mother she planned to be and whether techno would play a role in the baby’s upbringing.
The singer, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, said in an Instagram post promoting the interview, “At 7 months pregnant, I sent my avatar to represent me for the cover of The Face magazine!”
She was referring to “WarNymph,” a persona she created and discussed at length in the interview.
Asked about what kind of mother she would be, Grimes said music and “raving” would play a big part in it. “The baby has already been exposed to a lot of techno in the womb,” she said.
Her relationship with the founder of Tesla and SpaceX became public at the Met Gala in May 2018.
Grimes has not said whether Musk is the father, but fans think Musk cryptically confirmed the news on Twitter in January.
In the interview Grimes also spoke frankly about her relationship with social media.
“It’s hard on the psyche to have so much negativity thrown your way on a daily basis via social media,” she said. “I hear about how ugly or stupid or annoying I am every day.”
She added: “It’s sort of like being in an emotionally abusive relationship after a while. It takes a toll.”
Grimes said WarNymph, the character on the magazine cover, was a way to separate her online and offline selves.
“Everyone is living two lives: their digital life and their offline life,” she said. “I want to untether my two lives from each other for mental-health purposes, haha. And also for fun.”
She added: “I’m also pregnant. Having a digital body allows me to keep working throughout the later stages of my pregnancy, and after I have my baby, so I can spend more time with them.”