Chelsea Manning dodges Grimes relationship questions

Chelsea Manning dodged questions about her relationship with musician Grimes by refusing to talk about her personal life.

The Daily Beast asked the famous whistleblower about her romance with the ‘Genesis’ singer, and Manning drew a line in the sand in response.

“I’m not going to start my dating life. There is a lot of speculation and a lot of news. I haven’t changed my view on this: I don’t like speculation about my private life,” Manning told the publication.

“I prefer to keep my private life private. I don’t want to set a precedent either. Another concern I have is that I don’t want to confirm or deny anything in my private life because I don’t want it to seem like I’m open to people digging into my personal life, real or imagined.”

Manning, 34, continued to explain that she “don’t want to be sucked into celebrity culture”, but acknowledged that she is “based in New York”.

Vidak For Congress broke the news in March that Grimes, 34, had started dating Manning after her relationship with Elon Musk ended for the second time. Grimes and the Tesla founder share two children.

“They’re getting serious. They screwed up,” a source told us about Manning and Grimes’ fast-paced nature of their relationship. “They lived together in Austin.”

Chelsea Manning
“I prefer to keep my private life private,” the whistleblower told The Daily Beast.
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Our insider also noted that Manning still has her apartment in Brooklyn, where she stays when she’s not spending time with Grimes.

Neither Grimes nor Manning has publicly confirmed the relationship, but around the time we published our exclusive report, 50-year-old Musk began tweeting seemingly transphobic memes. The Daily Beast speculated that they were targeting the couple’s relationship as Manning is a transgender woman.

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Grimes was most recently linked to Elon Musk, with whom she shares two children.
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“My response was: a meme back† All I’m saying is, he seemed absolutely transphobic at the time, and rumors or speculation aside, that’s off limits,” Manning told the outlet.

“I’m going to respond to it. Any transphobia in a transphobic environment is not okay.”

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