In May 2020, Grimes and Elon Musk welcomed their son, X Æ A-12 Musk. In the sixteen months that followed X’s birth, Elon ran off to Texas and is apparently living in a tiny home. Grimes has indicated that Elon isn’t around much to help with the baby, nor is Elon supporting her career financially or otherwise. It’s a big mess and I would assume that Grimes is basically a single mother these days. Grimes attended last week’s Met Gala, and she even did a Vogue video feature about how she got ready for the gala. In that video, Grimes (whose real name is Claire) spoke about how she doesn’t identify as a mother and her child calls her “Claire” and not “Mama.”
Grimes revealed that her son, X Æ A-Xii, refers to the singer by her first name, Claire, and believes it’s because the 16-month-old is already so perceptive.
“Being a mother feels weird to say for some reason. I don’t, like, identify with that word which is also really weird because X, he says ‘Claire’ but he doesn’t say, like, ‘mama,’” she told Vogue during an interview while getting ready for the Met Gala on Monday.
The “Oblivion” artist, 33, seemed baffled by her son — whom she shares with SpaceX’s Elon Musk — calling her by her first name but said that he may just sense that it doesn’t suit her.
“I’m like, how are you?.. Like, maybe he can like, sense my distaste for the word mother,” she said, adding, “Which I don’t even know why I have a distaste for ’cause I like, respect it, I just, I don’t, I can’t identify with it weirdly.”
She also discussed motherhood, saying that welcoming her baby with Musk has opened her up to a whole new world of creativity. “I think having a baby was a big kind of like rebirth for me, like artistically. Like, it just like, I don’t know,” she said.
[From Page Six]
I don’t get “I have a distaste for the word mother.” And I don’t get how her 16-month old baby intuitively knew to not call her mama? She must have been encouraging that from the start, telling him to call her Claire. Or maybe the nanny was encouraging it, because… um, she doesn’t give the impression of being a hands-on mother.
Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Backgrid, Grimes’ IG.
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