In Austin, musician Grimes is raising her kids with Elon Musk and preparing for the release of her new album. But aside from her career and family life, she’s also dating WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
The two are reportedly dating and living together in the capital city. Manning, the U.S. Army intelligence analyst who provided WikiLeaks with classified documents in an unauthorized release of state secrets had her 35-year prison sentence commuted by President Barack Obama in 2017. Now, lovebirds Manning and Grimes are enjoying Austin, though Manning still maintains an apartment in Brooklyn, New York, according to Page Six.
In September last year, Grimes and Musk broke up. And although Grimes seems to be getting serious with Manning, with a source telling Page Six the two have “U-Hauled it,” she still has her connection to Musk.
Vanity Fair visited Grimes at her home in Austin and Grimes reflected fondly on her time with Musk saying, “There’s no real word for it. I would probably refer to him as my boyfriend, but we’re very fluid. We live in separate houses. We’re best friends. We see each other all the time… We just have our own thing going on, and I don’t expect other people to understand it.”
It was also during that visit that it was discovered that Grimes and Musk had a second child via a surrogate. A reporter for Vanity Fair heard the cry of a baby while the two were sitting down for an interview.
The relationship pool widens with Musk’s love life, as he is reportedly dating actress Natasha Bassett. The two have flown to Austin together as Musk prepares for the grand opening of Giga Texas next month.
Apparently, Bassett has known about him and Grimes having a child but was surprised with the status of Musk and Grimes’ relationship.
A source told Hollywood Life that Bassett was “caught off guard” when she first saw the story of Grimes in Vanity Fair. But the source added that everyone gets along.
“She respects Elon’s relationship with Grimes and has no problems with him being close friends with Grimes and co-parenting with her,” the Hollywood Life source said. “Grimes also knows that Elon is with Natasha now and there is no bad blood between any of them.”
Grimes has also clarified where she and Musk stand, sending a tweet that they are broken up.
Me and E have broken up *again* since the writing of this article haha, but he\u2019s my best friend and the love of my life, and my life and art are forever dedicated to The Mission now, I think Devin wrote that part of the story rly well. Sique - peace out— \ud835\udd0a\ud835\udd2f\ud835\udd26\ud835\udd2a\ud835\udd22\ud835\udd30 (\u231b\ufe0f,\u23f3) \u16b7\u16b1\u16c1\u16d7\u16d6\u16cb (@\ud835\udd0a\ud835\udd2f\ud835\udd26\ud835\udd2a\ud835\udd22\ud835\udd30 (\u231b\ufe0f,\u23f3) \u16b7\u16b1\u16c1\u16d7\u16d6\u16cb) 1646929922
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Austin police are investigating the killing of Moriah "Mo" Wilson after she was found with gunshot wounds inside an Austin home.
Wilson, a gravel and mountain bike racer, was visiting Austin from Colorado in preparation for the Gravel Locos race on Saturday taking place in Hico, a small town 2 hours from Austin.
On Wednesday, her roommate came home and found Wilson unresponsive with "a lot of blood near her,” police said. It is now being investigated as a suspicious death. No further information on the suspect or motive behind the killing are available at this time.
Wilson recently had become a full-time biker after winning a slew of races in the past year.
Some of your favorite Instagram filters can’t be used in Texas anymore and Austinites are sounding off on social media.
Meta, Facebook and Instagram’s parent company, announced on Wednesday that certain filters would no longer be available in Texas.
The change is a result of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit against Meta, alleging the company uses facial recognition technology that violates laws in Texas. A release from Meta says it stopped using facial recognition tech in November 2021 and denies Paxton’s allegations.
Some Austinites bemoaned the shift, saying some of their favorite filters were now unavailable.
This was my FAVORITE filter on @instagram and they done removed it cause I’m in Texas ! Like wowwwwww pic.twitter.com/uX60hdIC0Q
— Pinkyy Montana (@inkstar_pinkyy) May 11, 2022
i heard that instagram filters got banned in texas? what the actual fuck y’all better give me my favorite filter back
— lia 🤍 (@liatootrill) May 11, 2022
loved this stupid filter sm i hate texas pic.twitter.com/DXr9mmUc64
— birthday boy jeno 🎂 (@beabtox) May 12, 2022
But more often than not, locals joked about the ban.
Texas women seeing the filter ban on IG pic.twitter.com/yDMcP3Qtsr
— Christian (Anabolic) Flores (@christian_flo24) May 11, 2022
So, the state of Texas has banned filter use on IG? THE END IS NEAR. 😂
— THE FRANCHISE! Франшиза (@NYCFranchise718) May 12, 2022
And some in-between chose to show off some natural beauty.
I live in Texas, but no filter needed. 😉 pic.twitter.com/A6teRgYMKn
— bad and bruja (@starseedmami) May 11, 2022
filter, no filter..texas women still reign supreme.
— 🎍 (@_sixile) May 11, 2022
Finally, some are trying to cash in on the opportunity.
Texas IG users- if you want to filter your picture cashapp me $1.50 $ErvnYng
— Gemini (@ervn_y) May 11, 2022
Meta said it plans to create an opt-in system for both Texas and Illinois residents, who are facing the same issues.