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On Saturday, musician Grimes talked about her pregnancy for the first time via an Instagram post. This post follows a tweet from Grimes in early January that seemed to pretty strongly imply that she is pregnant.
Her boyfriend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, responded with the cryptic comment “x is y.”
Neither Musk nor Grimes had confirmed anything about the rumors in the weeks since the initial social media posts. Grimes posted this photo on Instagram and received congratulations from friends including singer Janelle Monáe, who posted a crying emoji. On Friday, Grimes posted a new photo with her own comments on her pregnancy.
“Fake or real?,” she wrote. “Haha. Wow I’m starting to feel bad haha… how do y’all cope with working and having a baby?? I’m sorry I haven’t been promoting my album properly or on social media more. This whole thing has been a bit of an ordeal. Had some complications early on, a decent second trimester but starting to hurt everywhere at 25 wksz. What were yalls experience w this stuff like? I feel like I was woefully ill prepared cuz I dunno if pregnancy is as visible or discussed as it should be. I just didn’t rly understand what I was getting into. It’s been good too, but it makes working a lot harder. Good at writing and having lots of wild ideas tho, but anything physical is hard. Im also way more emo and less capable of bravery in the face of haters online and stuff haha. But my albums out in a sec so I prob need to get back on here. Don’t mind my emo energy, but curious what other ppls experience was like ??? I didn’t even google it, I was just like sure y not hahaha smh.”
Fans responded with their own tips, such as yoga and exercise. Others just empathized. Katy Perry had this to say: “I’m sure making a human is the hardest job ever so be kind to yourself, you’re doing double duty ♥️”
Congrats to Grimes.