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Who is Chelsea Manning? Grimes is Now Dating a Whistleblower

If there was a “Most Unpredictable Couple Award”, it would go to Elon Musk and Grimes. Recently Grimes confirmed her relationship with Elon Musk after giving birth to his second child. Well, Grimes comes with another surprise.

The Vancouverite is dating a whistleblower, Chelsea Manning. No kidding, this time it’s for real. The Canadian singer has confirmed her breakup with tech-billionaire Elon Musk and is living together with Chelsea in Austin.

Claire Elise Boucher aka Grimes has finally moved on. She tweeted: “I and E have broken up *again* since the writing of this article haha,… peace out”. The 34-year old is now with a woman Chelsea Manning who is her new serious lover. So who is this Chelsea Manning and how did the two meet?

Claire-Manning relationship

Grimes has just started dating the previously convicted American ex-military who was court-martialed for leaking classified documents. Several reliable sources reveal that the duo is taking this new relationship very seriously.

The pop star and Chelsea started interacting on Twitter months back before coming into the limelight. Now the two are living together in Austin. The relationship appears to be strong by the virtue of its speed.

Who is Chelsea Manning?

Chelsea Manning is a tough trans-woman.  They are presently an American activist and whistleblower. They are also a former US Army soldier. She was court-martialed in 2013 under the Espionage Act. Do remember the Wikileaks case? The international received several classified and unclassified military documents from the war. Manning was behind these leaks.

Manning served in an Army unit in Iraq in the year 2009 and had access to a highly classified database called “Irag War Logs” and Afghanistan War Diaries”. This narrated the horrific incidents that took place during the war. They were imprisoned on the count of Espionage for a maximum sentence of 35 years.

FYI, it was Barack Obama who commuted their sentence to 7 years and they were finally released in 2017.

The Declaration Day

Manning’s attorney issued a press release to the Today just after her sentencing in 2013. He declared that his client Manning is a female. The statement contained Manning’s confession that she be referred to as Chelsea. An abstract from her statement reads as under:

“As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible…I request that you refer me by my new name and use the feminine pronoun.”

Grimes’ better half is kickass

Chelsea Manning has their share of accolades alongside the Wikileaks scandal. Chelsea started making a living with public speaking after their release. They were awarded the  Whistleblowerpreis by a German section in 2013.

They have also won the “People’s Choice Award” (2012)  Global Exchange. In 2013, Chelsea received   the US Peace Prize “for conspicuous bravery, at the risk of his freedom, above and beyond the call of duty.”

Manning’s other decorations include the Sean MacBride Peace Prize, Sam Adams for Integrity in Intelligence. They also hold a nomination for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Not just this, an art installation also made bronze statues of Manning, Edward Snowden, and Julian Assange as a “monument for courage”. 

As for transgender rights, they received the EFF Pioneer Award in 2017 for their advocacy for government transparency and transgender rights. Well, their list of accolades is too long. Nevertheless, Chelsea’s last felicitation includes the 2020 European United Left–Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) prize for Journalists, Whistleblowers and Defenders of the Right to Information.

Chelsea Manning may not be a billionaire, but they are one hell of a woman! We hope that Grimes and Chelsea stick together. So yea, goodbye Elon because new love is in the air for Grimes and Chelsea. What do you think about Chelsea Manning?

Mallika
I am Mallika Singh, a lawyer and writer by profession. Writing gives me a sense of freedom and independence. I am a keen observer and an ardent reader. When not at work, you can find me at the stable. Horse riding is another passion that keeps me going.
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3 COMMENTS

  1. I like your article. Much better then most that never bring up her accomplishments.

    2 things.

    1 is important and never gets brought up. Trump admin re arrested her, denied her hormones, kept her in solitary and charged her 1k a day unless she would change her testimony against Julian Assange. She refused and resisted this toorturre and was only released b/c she would rather die then change her testimony. A true hero.

    2. On a lighter note, You bring up in this article that she would like to be addressed with the female pronoun, but you call her “they”. Just saying, lol

    • Appreciate your noting. 🙂 However, I was just doing my job when I said “they”. Just, the basic code of conduct but I feel you there. Thanks for reading 😀

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