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Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is dating and living with Grimes in Austin, report says

Page Six reported last week that Chelsea Manning and Grimes are dating. (Grimes/Instagram)

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.

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