To Grimes’ son X Æ A-XII Musk, she’s just Claire.
The 33-year-old musical artist, whose real name is Claire Boucher, said the 16-month-old son she shares with SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk refers to her by name only.
“Being a mother feels weird to say. For some reason, I don’t identify with that word,” she said in a Vogue video documenting her getting ready for Monday’s Met Gala.
“He says Claire, but he doesn’t say Mama,” Boucher said, referring to her son, who she affectionately called “X.”
She continued: “Maybe he like, can sense my distaste for the word ‘mother.’ Which, I don’t even know why I have a distaste for it, because I respect… I just can’t identify with it, weirdly.”